Needles//Pins Reveal 'Shamebirds' LP, Share First Single

Needles//Pins Reveal 'Shamebirds' LP, Share First Single
After issuing a pair of 7-inches in 2013, scrappy Vancouver pop-punks Needles//Pins have announced they're about to get back in the full-length game. The group's sophomore effort is called Shamebirds, and it comes out this summer via new label home Dirtcult Records.

Shamebirds comes two years after the trio issued their debut album, 12:34, and like that platter, it was recorded out in Gabriola Island, BC with producer Jordan Koop (Peace, the Courtneys) at his Noisefloor Studios. There's some familiar material on the platter, with a different version of "Polaroid" recorded with Felix Fung (Chains of Love, Mode Moderne) having previously appeared on a 7-inch for Vancouver imprint Kingfisher Bluez.

Down below, you'll find the first preview from the platter, a buzzy heart-on-its-sleeve beer blaster called "You Only Call Me When You're Drunk." You can crack open that one via the player down below, where you'll also find info on Needles//Pins' next local show, a European tour, and some extra Canadian dates.

According to the Bandcamp listing, Shamebirds arrives July 15, with the digital release arriving in time for their European tour.


1. Shamebirds
2. Far Better Off
3. What's His Face
4. Polaroid
5. High & Waiting
6. Cheap Cigarettes
7. You Only Call Me When You're Drunk
8. Losing Your Mind
9. Hate When You Are Leaving
10. Hitting Bottom
11. I'm a Drag

Tour dates:

04/11 Vancouver, BC - The Astoria *
05/06 Cologne, DE - Sonic Ballroom
05/07 Berlin, DE - Cortina Bob
05/08 Aachen, DE - AZ
05/09 Rotterdam, NL - Rotterdam Riot
05/10 Osnabruck, DE - Substanz
05/11 Bremen, DE - Sielwallhaus
05/12 Hamburg, DE - Hafenklang
05/13 Heemskerk, NL - Cafe Lokaal
05/14 Tubingen, DE - Epplehaus
05/15 Innsbruck, AT - PMK
05/16 Ostrava, CZ - Plan B
05/17 Roznov Pod Radhostem, CZ - Vrah
05/18 Munich, DE - Kafe Kult
05/19 Vienna, AT - Arena
05/20 Budapest, HU - Trafik Klub
05/22 San Sebastian, ESP - Le Bukowski
05/23 Castellon, ESP - Four Seasons Club
05/24 Valencia, ESP - Loco Club
05/25 Malaga, ESP - Velvet Club
05/26 Madrid, ESP - Rock Place
05/27 Oviedo, ESP - La Calleja La Ciega
05/28 Zaragozza, ESP Pub Eccos
06/12 MOntreal, QC - Casa del Popolo $
06/13-14 Ottawa, ON - Ottawa Explosion
06/15 Toronto, ON - the Smiling Buddha

* with Tough Age
$ with Sonic Avenues