Just two weeks after Modern Baseball played three very special sold-out shows at home in Philadelphia, co-frontman Jake Ewald is getting ready to drop a new full-length album as Slaughter Beach, Dog. Jake's always been a thoughtful songwriter, and the neurotic folk of Birdie is a good reminder of his particular gifts. In a style that recalls long-winded storytellers like Conor Oberst and Stuart Murdoch, Jake sings of self-deprecating slackers and insecure daydreamers, of Goodwill parking lots and really shitty beer. His detail-oriented universe is sad but rarely pessimistic. For 10 songs, it feels nice to get lost in there. Listen in full below.
Birdie is out October 27 on Lame-O Records.
11/02 - Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. Smalls Funhouse*
11/03 - Toronto, ON - The Smiling Buddha*
11/04 - Cleveland, OH - Mahall’s*
11/05 - Lansing, MI - Mac’s Bar*
11/07 - Chicago, IL - Beat Kitchen*
11/08 - St. Louis, MO - Fubar*
11/10 - Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge*
11/11 - Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court*
11/13 - San Francisco, CA - Bottom of The Hill^
11/14 - Los Angeles, CA - The Echo^
11/16 - Mesa, AZ - The Underground*
11/18 - Dallas, TX - The Dirty 30*
11/19 - Austin, TX - Stubb’s Jr.*
11/21 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade*
11/24 - New York, NY - Mercury Lounge*
11/25 - Allston, MA - Great Scott*
* = w/ Shannen Moser
^ = w/ Shannen Moser, Walter Etc.