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Worriers Announce New Album ‘Imaginary Life,’ Share ‘They/Them/Theirs’ Single

The punk collective's debut album is out August 7 on Don Giovanni Records

Back in 2008, Worriers started as something of a punk supergroup, the original lineup including Lauren Denitzio of The Measure [sa], Mike Catalano of Hunchback, and Justin Sullivan of the Babies. But in the years since, the punk collective has mainly become the focus of the singer-songwriter Denitzio. The project’s upcoming Imaginary Life, follow-up to 2013’s dynamic Cruel Optimist EP, will be released on August 7 through Don Giovanni Records, with production by Laura Jane Grace (frontwoman for Gainesville underground rock titans Against Me!).

The set is led by single “They/Them/Theirs,” a short and not-so-sweet two minutes of distorted guitars, brusque monotone vocals, and a refreshingly melodic refrain. Denitzio’s lyrics reveal her seasoned status as a politically charged, radical artist, writing about the futile nature of society’s need for categorization (“What if there is no better word than just not saying anything? / You are fighting between a rock and why bother”).

Look out for the group’s full-length punk proclamation on August 7, stream the single above (available on iTunes on May 26), and check out dates for the band’s upcoming U.S. tour below.

Worriers tour dates (w/ Caves):

May 28 — Brooklyn, NY @ Silent Barn
May 29 — Pittsburgh, PA @ City Grows
May 30 — Cincinnati, OH @ Tacocracy
May 31 — Bloomington IN @ Kroger Castle
June 1 —Chicago, IL @ Live Wire
June 2 — Grand Rapids, MI @ The New Church
June 3 — Milwaukee, WI @ Cocoon Room
June 4 — Minneapolis, MN @ Hexagon
June 5 — Minot, ND @ Pangea House
June 6 — Bozeman, MT @ Zebra Cocktail Lounge
June 7 — Missoula, MT @ Ole Beck VFW
June 9 — Seattle, WA @ Narwhal
June 10 — Portland, OR @ Twilight Cafe
June 11 — San Francisco, CA @ Hemlock Tavern
June 12 — Pomona, CA @ VLHS
June 13 — San Diego, CA @ Tower Bar
June 14 — Los Angeles, CA @ The Smell
June 15 — Phoenix, AZ @ Trunk Space
June 16 — Las Cruces, NM @ Haphazard Hall
June 18 — Austin, TX @ Mohawk (inside)
June 19 — Houston, TX @ WONKY POWER
June 20 — New Orleans, LA @ Sisters in Christ Records (Gasa Gasa)
June 21 — Pensacola, FL @ Sluggo’s
June 22 — Gainesville, FL @ The Atlantic
June 23 — Athens, GA @ Caledonia Lounge
June 24 — Durham, NC @ Pinhook
June 25 — Richmond, VA @ Gallery5
June 26 — Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom (iDobi Festival w/o Caves)
June 27 — Baltimore, MD @ TBA
June 28 — Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
June 29 — New Brunswick, NJ @ The West

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