Slaughter Beach, Dog (Jake of Modern Baseball) has just announced their new record Birdie coming out October 27th on Lame-O Records. Their first single from the record “Gold and Green” has already premiered via Stereogum. Pre-orders for Birdie are available now physically and digitally via Lame-O Records, in the UK/Europe via Big Scary Monsters, and in Australia via Cooking Vinyl.
Slaughter Beach, Dog have also announced a headlining tour this fall with support from Shannen Moser. In addition, Jake will be playing solo in the UK this September. Slaughter Beach, Dog have also recently released the Motorcycle.jpg EP, which can be heard in full via Lame-O Records.
Slaughter Beach, Dog was started as a side project for Jake Ewald, one of Modern Baseball’s two singer/songwriters. Born out of a case of writers block, Jake used the project to experiment with writing from the point of view of fictional characters in the fictional town of Slaughter Beach to break off from the ultra-personal technique he’d developed in his main project. Since Modern Baseball announced their hiatus last year, Slaughter Beach, Dog has become Jake’s main vehicle, giving him a chance to go all in on developing as a songwriter. Combining writing styles and flowing free between truth and fiction, the album takes Jake’s signature mouth-full writing style, adds in some new influences from bands like Wilco, The Weakerthans, Jets To Brazil and Pedro The Lion, and comes out with something completely fresh.
Check out the tour dates and tracklisting below:
08/17 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s*
09/03 – Machester, UK – Partisan#
09/04 – London, UK – Servants Jazz Quarters#
09/05 – London, UK – Servants Jazz Quarters#
11/02 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls Funhouse*
11/03 – Toronto, ON – The Smiling Buddha*
11/04 – Cleveland, OH – Mahall’s*
11/05 – Lansing, MI – Mac’s Bar*
11/07 – Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen*
11/08 – St. Louis, MO – Fubar*
11/10 – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge*
11/11 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court*
11/13 – San Francisco, CA – Bottom of The Hill^
11/14 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo^
11/16 – Mesa, AZ – The Underground*
11/18 – Dallas, TX – The Dirty 30*
11/19 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s Jr.*
11/21 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade*
11/24 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge*
11/25 – Allston, MA – Great Scott** = w/ Shannen Moser
# = solo
^ = w/ Shannen Moser, Walter Etc.
2. Gold and Green
3. Pretty O.K.
4. Bad Beer
5. Shapes I Know
7. Fish Fry
9. Friend Song