First and foremost, the tour de force that is Rumspringa is still very much alive. After a small hibernation in the Spring, a new lineup (they are now a fully righteous 4-piece), and a handful of new songs, Rumspringa will be hitting the streets for the Rumble West Coast Tour thanks to our buddies at Future Sounds. If you still don't believe us, you can listen to the title track off their upcoming full-length Sway here.
There has been a lot of chatter and confusion about the band, and we'd like to take a moment to clear that up. Rumspringa has been of LA's finest gentlemen for a few years. Now they are LA's finest gentleman and a lady. We had the pleasure of catching some of their very first shows with the new live set-up in July. It is a new beast, back in the wild looking for blood.
In the words of the band:
"Every band has its chapters. Whether they like it or not, the whole thing is somewhat of an open story book. Ironic, since so many musicians are the most closed up, introverted type people....unexpectedly unleashing all their channeled energy on a stage. Pretty fucking funny actually. Rumspringa's marched on to a second chapter, always exploring, always trying to challenge its own integrity, its sense of what they want, and more importantly, how to have more fun today than they did yesterday. Music, is, and will be, forever.
Thank the gods."
The band has a new blog, twitter, and facebook page where they will be updating news and ramblings as they sleep the days and steal the nights:
Their debut full-length Sway will be out this Fall and we'll be spilling the beans in the next few weeks. In the meantime check out the title track here:
Rumspringa Tour Dates:
July 28, 2010 Glendale, CA @ LaBrie's Lounge
August 2, 2010 Seattle, WA @ Havana Social Club
August 3, 2010 Portland, OR @ Holocene
August 4, 2010 San Francisco, CA @ Cafe du Nord
August 5, 2010 Los Angeles, CA @ 3 Clubs
August 6, 2010 Lake Forest, CA @ Gypsy Lounge
August 7, 2010 San Diego, CA @ Bar Pink
August 8, 2010 Las Vegas, NV @ Aruba
August 13, 2010 Long Beach, CA @ Alex's Bar
August 16, 2010 Los Angeles, CA @ Spaceland
August 21, 2010 Costa Mesa, CA @ The Lab