Annabel - Holiday Tour

ANNABEL is hitting the road with its friends in Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate) to spread a little holiday cheer ... and to support the brand new 7-inch Here We Are Tomorrow. The record was officially released this month on Tiny Engines (Tigers Jaw, Castevet, Look Mexico, Everyone Everywhere) and pre-orders are shipping now. To grab a copy of this terrific slice of vinyl, go here.

Beginning with the wonderfully charming debut EP, Now That We're Alive, and continuing with the acclaimed 2009 full-length, Each And Everyone (Count Your Lucky Stars), the past three years have found Annabel carving out an exceptionally noteworthy existence for itself within the underground scene. Cranking out richly textured indie-pop tunes - skewed by punk’s rough-around-the-edges urgency and tightened by the DIY community within which the band operates - the Kent, OH quartet has been winning over fans, peers and critics alike with heartfelt songs that are straightforward and immediate enough to be considered catchy yet complex and nuanced enough to warrant careful repeat listens.

Listen to "The Forgetting of Names and Faces" (mp3)

By ratcheting up the the immediacy quotient tenfold and tapping into an even more aggressive punk spirit, Annabel’s newest five-song offering provides a seemingly endless supply of exclamation point moments. While it’s unclear where where time will rank Here We Are Tomorrow amongst the band’s catalog, it unquestionably establishes itself as the juncture when we stopped putting Annabel into the “consistently great” category and promoted it to the “frequently amazing” subset.

DEC 27 - Danbury, CT @ Heirloom Arts Theatre w/ Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate), Fugue, Wess Meets West, Martin Luther King
DEC 28 - Allston, MA @ O'Briens w/ Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate), The Clippers
DEC 29 - Bethlhem, PA @ St. Bernards w/ Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate), Snowing, For Serious This Time, U.S. Male
DEC 30 - Richmond, VA @ The BP House w/ Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate), Sundials
DEC 31 - Wilmington, NC @ The Soapbox w/ Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate), SWTHRT, DJ Chason
JAN 01 - Baltimore, MD @ Charm City Art Space w/ Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate), Monument, Hightide Hotel
JAN 02 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Garfield Artworks w/ Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate), In the Wake of Giants, Hisdayhascome