Bound Stems Sophomore Full-Length Out September 9th

Chicago quintet Bound Stems are set to release their sophomore full-length, The Family Afloat, September 9th on Flameshovel. Bound Stems quit their day-jobs to tour relentlessly throughout 2006 in support of Appreciation Night, the band returned home ready for new challenges, and made the communal decision to return to the more stable life of work weeks and strong roots; Bobby Gallivan‘s job as a history teacher is particularly influential in his lyrics and topics. Meanwhile the band continued to play the odd show, including Lollapalooza last August, write songs and began work last fall on a new record.

The Family Afloat includes the track, “Happens To Us All Otherwise”, filled with punchy rhythms and an unforgettable chorus, available for download now. Bound Stems will take to the road this summer (dates below) showcasing the new material and will offer for sale, exclusively, The Family Afloat, on 12″ vinyl. July 11th in Chicago at Schuba’s, will celebrate the first availability of the record.

Tour Dates:
7/11 – Chicago, IL @ Schuba’s
7/18 – Muncie, IN @ Village Green Records
7/19 – Toronto, ON @ Sneaky Dee’s
7/20 – Montreal, PQ @ Jupiter Room
7/21 – Boston, MA @ Middle East
7/22 – Brooklyn, NY @ Union Hall
7/23– Philadelphia, PA @ M-Room
7/24 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
7/25 – Washington, DC @ Velvet Lounge
7/26 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Howler’s Coyote Lounge

1. Taking Tips from the Gallery Gang
2. Happens To Us All Otherwise (download)
3. Passing Bell
4. Palace Flophouse and Grill
5. Clear Water & Concrete
6. Cloak of Blue Sky
7. Only Clementine Knows
8. Winston
9. Crossed Off Together
10. Sugar City Magic

Bound Stems: website | myspace | download “Happens To Us All Otherwise”
Flameshovel: website


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