Hostage Calm - Tour w/ O Pioneers!!!

Beginning next Tuesday, Connecticut's Hostage Calm will embark on two-week tour of the East Coast and Midwest, as well as a handful of Canadian dates (featuring Toronto pop-punk outfit Junior Battles).
The five piece is playing shows in support of its critically acclaimed Self-Titled full-length, released last Summer by Run For Cover Records.
Joining Hostage Calm on tour will be Houston, TX's indelible O Pioneers!!!, which will be adding to its seemingly endless array of vinyl releases with the upcoming 9-inch split with Andrew Jackson Jihad (No Idea). Also worth noting is three shows with RFC label mates, Tigers Jaw, fresh off a successful UK tour and on the heels of its amazing new LP, Two Worlds.
With an in-depth understanding of Silent Majority, Turning Point and Quicksand, Hostage Calm's well-received 2008 debut, Lens, was a comprehensive lesson in what punk and hardcore should sound like. Jagged-yet-infectious melodies merged with beefy power chords and politically charged battle cries formed amidst uncommon song structures. On the band's Self-Titled follow-up, It’s safe to say that the quintet's knack for composing intelligent, passionate tunes is matched only by that of its musical ambition. While Hostage Calm continues to hint at those Dag Nasty arpeggios and the skipping Descendents-esque beats, these new songs are pushed in unclassifiable directions, cradled by lush layers of jangling acoustic guitars, quick tambourine hits and resonating piano accompaniments. Truly a singular effort, there's a bit of something for every notch in the music-fan spectrum. Still, Hostage Calm never completely strays from the scene responsible for its inception.
The Self-Titled full-length - which has received high praise across the board, not to mention inclusion on a slew of 2010 "Best Of" lists - is available from the band on tour or you can grab one from Run For Cover here. If you'd like to stream the record in it's entirety for a bit of try-before-you-buy action, head on over to Bandcamp.

JAN 25 - Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter w/ Worn In Red, Mouthbreather
JAN 26 - Baltimore, MD @ Charm City Art Space
JAN 27 - Scranton, PA @ The Vintage Theater w/ Tigers Jaw
JAN 28 - Purchase, NY @ SUNY Purchase w/ Tigers Jaw, Snowing, Midi & The Modern Dance
JAN 29 - Boston, MA @ Wonderland Ballroom w/ Tigers Jaw, Stereo State
JAN 31 - Toronto, ON @ Dee's w/ Junior Battles
FEB 01 - London, ON @ Call The Office w/ Junior Battles
FEB 02 - Lansing, MI @ Mac's Bar w/ We Are The Union
FEB 03 - Chicago, IL @ Strangelight w/ Into It. Over It.
FEB 04 - Muncie, IN @ 705 N Alameda Ave
FEB 05 - Athens, OH @ Brown Town
FEB 06 - Akron, OH @ It's a Kling Thing
FEB 07 - State College, PA @ La Casa Blanca
FEB 08 - Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Lanes