Indie-punk band Elway has premiered the first new song, "Ariel," from their forthcoming album, Leavetaking, today at AVClub.com. The new album is scheduled for release digitally on June 25th and physical CD/LP on July 2nd from Red Scare. Fans are invited to pre-order the new album now at http://interpunk.com/item.cfm?Item=211751.
"I was eyebrows deep in teenage post-breakup malaise at the age of 25 and I wanted to try my hand at waxing Americana," says guitarist/vocalist Tim Browne of the new song. "So I wrote this straightforward four-chorder that's way fun to play and sing, with a repetitive hook that sort of drives it all home. Title is a reference to my girl Sylvia Plath's horse. Respect."
The Fort Collins four-piece are riding a wave of momentum into their new album, Leavetaking, after a few years touring with the likes of NOFX, Cobra Skulls and The Dopamines behind their 2011 debut album Delusions. Recorded at Chicago's Atlas Studios (Alkaline Trio, Smoking Popes, The Lawerence Arms), Leavetaking features twelve indie-punk anthems that will likely be deemed their best material yet.
Following the release of Leavetaking, Elway will hit the road for the "Red Scare Across America Tour" with Masked Intruder and Sam Russo, which will kick off in Chicago on July 8th and wrap in Milwaukee on August 17th.
Follow the band now at https://www.facebook.com/ElwayTheBand for additional news and updates about Leavetaking.