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Adult Books Learn a Cynical Lesson on ‘Nihilism For Beginners’

The band's debut LP, 'Running from the Blows,' drops March 4 via Lolipop Records / Burger Records

Los Angeles post-punk outfit Adult Books is nearing the release of their 11-track debut, Running from the Blows, due March 4 via Lolipop Records / Burger Records. In advance of their forthcoming work, they’re sharing a third single, the skeptical “Nihilism for Beginners.”

In the same fashion as the previously released “Casual Wrecks” and “Suburban Girlfriend,” Adult Books employ new wave patterns while channeling the Smiths and New Order (and may have even taken notes from Turnover’s newest shoegaze-y release). Driving home the title’s cynical conceit, the trio croons, “She said it never meant a thing,” repeating, “She said there’s nothing left tonight.” Whether or not they’re spiraling after their encounter, Adult Books reach a conclusion befitting its title: “We are nothing.”

Check out the album’s track list and Adult Books’ upcoming tour dates below.

Running from the Blows track list:
1. “Casual Wrecks”
2. “I Don’t Think I Can Stay”
3. “In Front of Myself”
4. “Suburban Girlfriend”
5. “Running from the Blows”
6. “Nihilism for Beginners”
7. “Firewalking”
8. “Silver Lake Goths”
9. “Lobby Talks”
10. “Hours on Hands”
11. “Visions / Revisions”

Adult Books tour dates:
February 22 — Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
February 24 — Phoenix, AZ @ 1001 E. Clarendon Ave (House Show)
February 25 — El Paso, TX @ Monarch
February 26 — San Antonio, TX @ Limelight
February 27 — Austin, TX @ Hotel Vegas
February 29 — Tampa, FL @ New World Brewery
March 1 — Miami, FL @ Kill Your Idol
March 2 — Lake Worth, FL @ Propaganda
March 3 — Savannah, GA @ Dollhouse
March 4 — Brooklyn, NY @ Shea Stadium (Record Release)
March 5 — New York, NY @ Cake Shop
March 7 — Boston, MA @ O’Brien’s Pub
March 9 — Cleveland, OH @ Mahall’s 20 Lanes *
March 10 — Chicaho, IL @ Empty Bottle
March 11 — Indianapolis, IN @ State Street Pub
March 12 — Fort Wayne, IN @ The Brass Rail
March 13 — Kansas City, MO @ TBA
March 14 — Tulsa, OK @ Sound Pony *
March 15 — Austin, TX @ SXSW Hotel Vegas
March 16 — Austin, TX @ SXSW
March 17 — Austin, TX @ SXSW
March 18 — Austin, TX @ SXSW Spider House
March 19 — Austin, TX @ SXSW
March 20 — San Antonio, TX @ Burger Hangover Fest
March 21 — Denton, TX @ Rubber Gloves ^
March 22 — Denver, CO @ High Dive ^
March 23 — Salt Lake City, UT @ Diabolical Records ^
March 24 — Seattle, WA @ Lucky Liquor %
March 25 — Boise, ID @ Tree Fort Music Fest
March 26 — Portland, OR @ TBA % $
March 28 — San Francisco, CA @ Brick & Mortar %
March 29 — Santa Cruz, CA @ Blue Lagoon % #

* with Mope Grooves
^ with The Rich Hands
% with Cool Ghouls
$ with Psychomagic
# with Babewatch

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