By Alex HudsonBack in 2008, Vancouver pop punks Living with Lions got signed to the California-based Adeline Records and reissued their first full-length, Make Your Mark, soon after. Now, the band are ready to release the follow-up, which is called Holy Shit and will be out on May 10.
The album will come out on Black Box in Canada, Adeline in the U.S. and Ice Grill$ in Japan. That's the cover art above, and you can get a taste of the album in the form of the single "Honesty, Honestly," which features the band's usual blend of punk grit and pop sparkle. It's embedded at the bottom of this page.
Just below the streaming single, watch a video trailer for the album. It shows the musicians getting their butts tattooed with the album title and release date. Kudos to Living with Lions for their commitment to the cause.
According to the video, the album tracks "Honesty, Honestly" and "When We Were Young" will be released on an upcoming seven-inch. The band will also be going on a lengthy North American tour, which includes several Canadian dates. See the schedule below.
3/28 Vancouver, BC - The Media Club * 3/29 Whistler, BC - Garfinkels * 3/31 Banff, AB - The Devils Gap * 4/1 Calgary, AB - The New Black (early show) * 4/1 Calgary, AB - Dicken's Pub (late show) * 4/2 Red Deer, AB - The Vat * 4/3 Edmonton, BC - The Pawn Shop * 4/4 Saskatoon, SK - Le Relais Community * 4/5 Winnipeg, MB - Park Theatre * 4/6 Minneapolis, MN - The Triple Deck *^ 4/7 Chicago, IL - The Beat Kitchen *^ 4/8 Lansing, MI - The Loft #&%~ 4/10 Covington, KY - The Mad Hatter #&%~ 4/12 Dekalb, IL - The House Cafe #&%~ 4/13 Des Moines, IA - Vaudeville Mews #&%~ 4/14 Omaha, NE - The Waiting Room #&%~ 4/15 Wichita, KS - The Oz Cafe #&%~ 4/16 Colorado Springs, CO - The Black Sheep #&%~ 4/17 Provo, UT - The Death Star %~ 4/18 Sparks, NV - The Alley #&%~ 4/19 Stockton, CA - Plea for Peace Center #&%~ 4/20 Fresno, CA - Club Retro #&%~ 4/21 Bakersfield, CA - Jerry's #&%~ 4/22 North Las Vegas, NV - Area 702 #&%~ 4/23 Anaheim, CA - Chain Reaction #&%~ 4/24 Tucson, AZ - Skrappy's #&%~ 4/25 Albuquerque, NM - Launchpad #&%~ 4/26 Midland, TX - The Pine Box #&%~ 4/27 Austin, TX - Emo's #&%~ 4/28 Oklahoma City, OK - The Conservatory #&%~ 4/29 Little Rock, AR - Downtown Music #&%~ 4/30 Nashville, TN - Rocketown #&%~ 5/1 Birmingham, AL - The Firehouse #&%~ 5/3 Pensacola, FL - Big Easy Tavern #&%~ 5/4 Pembroke Pines, FL - The Talent Farm #&%~ 5/5 Jacksonville, FL - The Pit #&%~ 5/6 Augusta, GA - Sector 7G #&%~ 5/7 Raleigh, NC - The Brewery #&%~ 5/21 Montreal, QC - Underworld % 5/22 Ottawa, ON - Cafe Dekcuf % 5/23 Barrie, ON - The Mansion % 5/24 St. Catharines, ON - L3 Nightclub % 5/25 London, ON - The London Music Hall % 5/26 Toronto, ON - Sneaky Dee's % 5/27 Windsor, ON - The Blind Dog % 5/28 Howell, MI - Bled Fest 10/28 Gainesville, FL - The Fest 10 10/29 Gainesville, FL - The Fest 10 10/30 Gainesville, FL - The Fest 10
* with the Flatliners ^ with Cheap Girls # with the Wonder Years & with Fireworks % with Such Gold ~ with Make Do and Mend