Debt Begins at 30, their forthcoming album, out worldwide May 31st on Sub Pop.
On “Twin Cities,” The Gotobeds’ latest single from their upcoming album, Debt Begins at 30, the band taps Tracy Wilson, formerly of Dahlia Seed and currently of Positive No, to share the singing, and the result is a fiery, exuberant pop song. When asked about the Shawn Brackbill-directed video, The Gotobeds frontman Eli Kasan said:
If you’ve ever toured or spent long stretches of time with the same folks you know nerves can fray. We found a way to release that tension by macing each other for the video. Ever seen the Purge? Me neither, but it’s the same idea.
Twin Cities is about two people (the two narrators) having different experiences in the same city, and the video reflects that. Shot entirely on VHS as we’re all old enough to own VCRs, not from Urban Outfitters - take that 90’s nostalgia blowhards!
The Gotobeds will play an album release show in their hometown of Pittsburgh, PA on May 25th at Babyland with midwest & eastern shows in June & July. See below for a full list of dates.
Debt Begins at 30 is out on LP/CD/Digital and Cassette on Friday, May 31st. The octane is high-test, the engine still has knocks and pings and the battery is overcharged. The Gotobeds - as Pittsburgh as it gets, the folk music of the Steel City - have more tar for us to swallow. Debt Begins at 30 is an old-fashioned blast furnace and the liquid iron flows.
Debt Begins at 30 is now available for preorder through Sub Pop Mega Mart. Preorders of the LP through megamart.subpop.com, select independent retailers in the U.S. and select European and UK retailers will receive the limited, orange-vinyl Loser Edition while supplies last.
The Gotobeds Tour Dates
The Gotobeds will play an album release show in their hometown of Pittsburgh, PA on May 25th at Babyland with midwest & eastern shows in June & July.
May 25 - Pittsburgh, PA - Babyland (album release show)
Jun. 20 - Pittsburgh, PA - Babyland *
Jun. 21 - Chicago, IL - Sleeping Village
Jun. 23 - Columbus, IL - Ace of Cups
Jul. 16 - Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle
Jul. 17 - Brooklyn, NY - Union Pool
Jul. 18 - D.C, Washington - Comet Ping Pon
Jul. 19 - Kingston, NY - Tubby’s
Oct. 17 - Millvale, PA - Mr. Smalls Theatre ^
* w/ Lithics
^ w/ Mudhoney