NewsJanuary 14, 2014 4:04 PM ET2,026 views

Goodtime Boys announce new album Rain

Official press release: The UK's Goodtime Boys recently wrapped recording twelve new songs that will compose their first proper full-length album, titled Rain, which is set to hit stores on May 20th via Bridge Nine Records. Rain was recorded by Lewis Johns (new member of GTB) at The Ranch in Southampton and mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side, and features some of the band's most aggressive songs ever written alongside some of their most melodic songs yet. The band spent several months penning the album and welcomed two new members - Lewis Johns (guitar) and Casey McHale (drums) - to the fold, which created a fresh start for the band, and the overall vibe of Rain showcases that. "Rain is a bit different from our older stuff and represents the changes our band has gone through over the last year or so", commented bassist Leigh McAndrew. In addition to Rain, Goodtime Boys will release a precursor 7inch on February 25th called Things I Still Don't Understand. This two-song EP features Rain album track "Life Moves" as well as a cover of Billy Bragg's "Tank Park Salute" as Bragg is "… one of the greatest songwriters to come from Britain, and this particular song plays into a theme that appears on a lot of [Goodtime Boys'] material - the death of a father." More info on this 7inch and the full-length coming very soon from Bridge Nine. Goodtime Boys formed back in 2009, and their impressive back catalog boasts multiple EP releases, including the acclaimed Are We Now Or Have We Ever Been and the What's Left To Let Go double EP (Bridge Nine) and the most recent split 7inch with Self Defense Family (Palm Reader Records). The band is currently gearing up to debut new songs from Rain on their UK/Euro tour alongside labelmates Defeater, which starts January 17th in the Netherlands. Catch Goodtime Boys' headlining shows at the start and at the end of the Defeater run - the full routing can be found below. Rain track listing: 01. Washout 02. Wallflower 03. Doubt 04. Life Moves 05. Dandelion 06. Hypocrisy 07. Cloudbursts 08. Moral Decay 09. Daydreamer 10. Folsom 11. Newspaper Sky 12. Downpour

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