Punknews.org is leaking a stream of the entire new studio album from HIGH DIVE. The new three-piece Queer punk band from Ryan Woods of Defiance, Ohio.
You can stream the self-titled debut that was released on LP/CD via No Idea Records this week here.
To celebrate the release of the album, HIGH DIVE will embark on a 20 day tour through the Midwest and West Coast. SEE DATES BELOW.
Last week, No Idea Records gave away a free MP3 download from the album.
The 10 track album was recorded at Russian Recording in Bloomington, IN with Mike Bridavsky. “This is where Defiance, Ohio and lots of other Bloomington based bands record”, says Mr. Woods. “We are good friends with Mike, he is very good at what he does. We felt very comfortable with him. It was important to us to make this record very simply. We had played the songs a lot so we wanted to just be really ready. In the end it was all recorded in one session and mixed the next day. We are really happy with how it all worked out”.
Ryan commented on the inspiration for starting yet another musical outlet outside of Defiance, Ohio:
“For years, Theo Hilton (Defiance, Ohio + Nana Grizol) and I had found it
difficult to talk about the issues of being queer in our songs. It was something that was really important to us. Toby Foster seemed to have a real strength for expressing his feelings on those topics with his music. We had known Nick Romy for years and as soon as we played the few songs we had already written, it seemed to click into place. We all found a greater voice for speaking about our experiences being queer, while being influenced and excited by the energy of some of our good friends’ three piece pop-punk bands like Songs for Moms, The Max Levine Ensemble, Delay and Vacation.”
To celebrate the release of the album, HIGH DIVE will embark on a 20 day tour through the Midwest and West Coast:
HIGH DIVE TOUR DATES:
· 12/15 – Milwaukee, WI @ Cream City Collective
· 12/16 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Minnehaha Free Space
· 12/17 – Chicago, IL @ The Juicer
· 12/18 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The DAAC
· 12/19 – Detroit, MI @ Trumbullplex
· 12/26 – Little Rock, AR @ TBA
· 12/28 – Austin, TX @ Trailer Space
· 12/29 – Tucson, AZ @ TBA
· 12/30 – Riverside, CA @ Blood Orange Infoshop
· 12/31 – El Cajon, CA @ 2019 Diesel Drive
· 01/01 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Smell
· 01/02 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Biko Garage
· 01/03 – Santa Cruz, CA @ SubRosa Infoshop
· 01/04 – San Francisco, CA @ TBA
· 01/05 – Oakland, CA @ TBA
· 01/06 – Reno, NV @ Studio on 4th
· 01/07 – Murray, UT @ Zookeeper Fest (Murray Theater)
· 01/08 – Ft. Collins, CO @ TBA
· 01/09 – Denver, CO @ TBA
HIGH DIVE – S/T TRACK LISTING:
1. A Reason
3. Hi, How Are You?
4. I Forget To
5. I Think We’re Alone Now
8. I and You and We
10. Thank You