SKATERS: “Deadbolt”

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“Why don’t you give me one more try,
I’ll kiss my friends goodbye.”
The first time I ever saw SKATERS perform, way back in July, all I could think while watching them onstage was “God damn, they’re so cool!” And then one day while in SoHo’s Bloomingdale’s(?) back around September, I walked past what looked like two members of SKATERS in eskimo winter jackets in the store’s basement level. It had to be SKATERS, I was certain. I punched my friend and went “I know them. I’ve photographed their face!” Alas, the duo in the winter jackets, looking as cool as ever, was indeed SKATERS. It was then on that I knew I could never really escape these hometown heroes, not that I’d ever want to. The band has come back strong with “Deadbolt,” their first track from debut album, Manhattan. And as it’s finals week for me, and probably for you too, I’m taking “Deadbolt” as an ode to studying. As much as I don’t want to, I’ll give it one more try. Goodbye friends.

Their debut album, Manhattan, comes out on February 25, 2014 and the band will be celebrating the release with an album party show the night before, February 24th, at Bowery Ballroom.

SKATERS is Michael Ian Cummings, Noah Rubin, Joshua Hubbard.

Tour Dates:
02/24/2014 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
02/27/2014 – Bristol, UK @ The Exchange
02/28/2014 – Birmingham, UK @ Hare & Hounds
03/01/2014 – Leeds, UK @ Cockpit 2
03/02/2014 – Nottingham, UK @ The Bodega
03/03/2014 – Glasgow, UK @ King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut
03/04/2014 – Manchester, UK @ The Deaf Institute
03/05/2014 – London, UK @ Dingwalls
03/06/2014 – Southampton, UK @ Joiners


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