STREAM: O’Brother – “Context”

O'Brother
Photo by Christy Parry

Having just come of the biggest tour of their careers supporting grunge-era kings Alice in Chains, you’d think O’Brother would take the opportunity to sit back and catch their breath. Instead the alt-metal five-piece are pushing full steam ahead.

In the last couple of weeks, the band has announced a release date for their sophomore full-length (Disillusion is due out August 20), as well as dates for their first-ever headlining U.S. tour (including a September 28 finale at the Masquerade). Yesterday the band unveiled the first single from their new record, and it’s a MONSTER. “Context” pulls no punches, going right for the gut with a flurry of sludgy riffs and pummeling grooves. Frontman Tanner Merritt is in prime form, unleashing a slew of scream-along melodies that help to anchor the band’s propulsive fury. Give it a listen below.

O’Brother U.S. Tour Dates:
Aug 01 – St Louis, MO – The Firebird
Aug 04 – Chicago, IL – Lolapallooza
Aug 06 – Indianapolis, IN - Hoosier Dome
Aug 14 – Birmingham, AL – Bottletree w/ Native, Daylight
Aug 15 – Baton Rouge, LA – Spanish Moon w/ Native, Daylight
Aug 16 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live w/ Native, Daylight
Aug 17 – Dallas, TX – Club Dada w/ Native, Daylight
Aug 18 – Austin, TX – Red 7 w/ Native, Daylight
Aug 20 – Scottsdale, AZ – Pub Rock w/ Native, Daylight
Aug 21 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues (5th Ave) w/ Native, Daylight
Aug 22 – Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room w/ Native, Daylight
Aug 23 – Canoga Park, CA – Cobalt Cafe w/ Native, Daylight
Aug 24 – San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill w/ Native, Daylight
Aug 26 – Portland, OR – Backspace w/ Native, Daylight
Aug 27 – Vancouver, Canada – Biltmore Cabaret w/ Native, Daylight
Aug 28 – Seattle, WA – Chop Suey w/ Native, Daylight
Aug 30 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court w/ Native, Daylight
Aug 31 – Denver, CO – Hi-Dive w/ Native, Daylight
Sep 01 – Kansas City, MO – Record Bar w/ Native, Daylight
Sep 03 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry w/ Native, Daylight
Sep 04 – Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews w/ Native, Daylight
Sep 05 – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge w/ Native, Daylight
Sep 06 – Akron, O - Musica w/ Native, Daylight
Sep 07 – Pontiac, MI – Pike Room w/ Native, Daylight
Sep 08 – Toronto, Canada – Hard Luck Bar w/ Native, Daylight
Sep 10 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE w/ Native, Daylight
Sep 11 – Syracuse, NY – Lost Horizon w/ Native, Daylight
Sep 12 – New York, NY – Santos Party House w/ Native, Daylight
Sep 13 – Allston, MA – Brighton Music Hall w/ Native, Daylight
Sep 14 – Hamden, CT – The Space w/ Native, Daylight
Sep 15 – Philadelphia, PA -The Barbary w/ Native, Daylight
Sep 17 – Washington, DC – The Rock and Roll Hotel w/ Native, Daylight
Sep 18 – Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506 w/ Native, Daylight
Sep 20 – Columbus, OH – The Basement w/ Native, Daylight
Sep 21 – Nashville, TN – The End w/ Native, Daylight
Sep 22 – Charlotte, NC – Casbah @ Tremont Music Hall w/ Native, Daylight
Sep 24 – West Columbia, SC – New Brookland Tavern w/ Daylight
Sep 25 – Jacksonville, FL – Roc Bar w/ Daylight
Sep 26 – Ybor City, FL – Crowbar w/ Daylight
Sep 27 – Orlando, FL – The Social w/ Daylight
Sep 28 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade w/ Daylight

More Info:
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