Published May 27, 2014Long-running Vancouver pop punk act Gob haven't released any new material since 2007's Muertos Vivos, but that will change this summer with the arrival of a new album called Apt. 13.
The album will arrive on August 26 through New Damage Records. It was produced entirely by the band themselves and features 10 songs on vinyl and CD. There's also an iTunes deluxe edition with an additional three tracks.
Apt. 13 promises to offer more of Gob's signature melodic rock, though it's less straightforward than albums past. As a press release explains, Apt. 13 "leans less towards the straight-up pop influence of its predecessors and puts focus on a fuller, more layered rock sound that includes sonic elements of decades past."
The band have exclusively shared new single "Cold" with Exclaim!, which can be streamed below. The song modernizes Gob's punchy punk approach, offering familiar signifiers with a mature level of restraint.
Gob plan to take the new album out on the road in the coming months and already have several summer dates booked. You can see all the confirmed dates so far after the tracklist.
1. Apt 13
2. Radio Hell
3. Same As It Ever Was
5. Walking Alone
6. New York
7. Cars on Fire *
10. (Get It) Tonight *
11. Can't Get Over You *
12. Standing There
13. Call For Tradition
* iTunes deluxe version only
06/20 Montebello, QC - Amnesia Rock Fest
06/21 Waterloo, ON - Maxwell's
06/22 Waterloo, ON - Maxwell's
06/27 Hagersville, ON - Lachie Music Festival
07/09 Belleville, ON - Canadian Independent Musical Festival (Zwick's Park)
07/10 Oshawa, ON - Moustache Club
08/02 Penticton, BC - Boonstock Music Festival
08/22 Vancouver, BC - Imperial Room (CD RELEASE PARTY)
08/30 Valleyview, AB - Beaverfest