Boston-based shoegaze group, Drop Nineteens, is making a comeback after a 30-year break with a music video for their latest track, “Scapa Flow.” This song is the introductory single off their forthcoming album Hard Light, scheduled for release on November 3rd through Wharf Cat. The album was put together by the band’s original members from their 1992 debut, Delaware — Greg Ackell, Steve Zimmerman, Paula Kelley, Motohiro Yasue, and Peter Koeplin. The group also unveiled a brief series of autumn tour dates, with support from Horse Jumper of Love, Greg Mendez, and Winter. Below, you can experience “Scapa Flow,” the complete track listing, and full schedule of tour dates.
Ackles initially revealed plans for Hard Light on Twitter last year, sharing that he had composed the majority of the album in Drop C# tuning and Zimmerman had added several tracks. The reunion of the band was prompted by their acquaintance, Cleveland-based musician Craig Rich. Hard Light is set to be the group’s third studio album, their first since the 1993 release of National Coma.
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Hard Light Tracklist:
01 Hard Light
02 Scapa Flow
05 The Price Was High
06 Rose With Smoke
07 A Hitch
09 Another One Another
10 Policeman Getting Lost
Check out the album cover for Drop Nineteens’ Hard Light below.
Drop Nineteens Tour Dates:
10-10 Washington, DC – The Atlantis *
10-11 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer %
10-12 Boston, MA – The Paradise *
10-13 Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw *
10-19 Los Angeles, CA – The Belasco ^
10-22 Oakland, CA – The New Parish ^
- Supporting act: Greg Mendez
% Supporting act: Horse Jumper of Love
^ Supporting act: Winter
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Drop Nineteens New Album
When is the new album ‘Hard Light’ by Drop Nineteens releasing?
The new album ‘Hard Light’ by Drop Nineteens is due out on November 3rd.
What is the lead single from the album ‘Hard Light’?
The lead single from the album ‘Hard Light’ is a song called “Scapa Flow.”
Who are the original lineup of the band Drop Nineteens?
The original lineup of the band Drop Nineteens consists of Greg Ackell, Steve Zimmerman, Paula Kelley, Motohiro Yasue, and Peter Koeplin.
Who encouraged the band Drop Nineteens to reunite?
Cleveland-based musician Craig Rich encouraged the band Drop Nineteens to reunite.
What is the first tour date for Drop Nineteens’ fall tour?
The first tour date for Drop Nineteens’ fall tour is October 10th in Washington, DC.
Who are the supporting acts for the Drop Nineteens’ tour?
The supporting acts for the Drop Nineteens’ tour are Greg Mendez, Horse Jumper of Love, and Winter.
What is the last album Drop Nineteens released before ‘Hard Light’?
The last album Drop Nineteens released before ‘Hard Light’ was ‘National Coma’ in 1993.