COMRADES could just as easily be called adventurers as opposed to a band. Since forming in 2009, the trio – with married couple Joe and Laura McElroy at their core – have traversed North America countless times, exploring many off the beaten path locales and playing their unique brand of mostly instrumental music for anyone willing to listen. In 2013 alone, COMRADES played an impressive 112 shows, mostly in DIY venues from one end of America to the other. Throughout all their travels, building relationships with those they encounter has been at the forefront, resulting in a large network of friends they hold dear.

With their latest music creation, the band’s first proper full length Safekeeper, COMRADES revisit their trademark sound while breathing new life into their songwriting. The intricate and highly articulate guitar work that has previously served as their “voice” of sorts is now supplemented in greater part by Laura’s pristine vocals, as well as more aggressive vocal contributions by drummer Ben Trussell. The resulting sound serves as testimony to their merging of various influences, experiences, and ideals into one cohesive opus.

Safekeeper will be released on May 6th via Blood & Ink Records.

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STRENGTHEN WHAT REMAINS, COMRADES, HOUSEHOLD, AND CONVEYER CONFIRMED FOR 2015 BLOOD & INK RECORDS + FRIENDS TOUR!

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BLOOD & INK RECORDS is very excited to announce the first official Blood & Ink Records tour!  The “2015 Blood & Ink Records + Friends Tour” will take place this summer throughout the east coast and midwest. The tour will  include label heavy hitters, STRENGTHEN WHAT REMAINS, COMRADES, HOUSEHOLD, and our friends CONVEYER (on select dates). An entire list of tour dates can be found below and on the tour page.

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2015 BLOOD & INK RECORDS + FRIENDS TOUR

June 24 – Mt Union, PA @ Creation Festival
June 25 – Mt Union, PA @ Creation Festival
June 26 – Clarksburg, WV @ The Mainstreet Cafe
June 27 – Columbus, OH @ Double Happiness
June 28 – Windsor, ON @ Great Lakes Heavy Fest
June 29 – Lansing, MI @ Basement Show
June 30 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Take Hold Church
July 01 – Chicago, IL @ Borelli’s
July 02 – Urbana, IL @ AudioFeed Festival
July 03 – Urbana, IL @ AudioFeed Festival
July 04 – Urbana, IL @ AudioFeed Festival*
July 05 – Urbana, IL @ AudioFeed Festival*
July 06 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Hoosier Dome*
July 07 – Evansville, IN @ Wired*
July 08 – Lexington, KY @ Icthus Fest*
July 09 – Lexington, KY @ Icthus Fest*
July 10 – Lexington, KY @ Icthus Fest*
July 11 – Chattanooga, TN @ Cloud Springs Deli*
July 12 – Herrin, IL @ HITTS*
July 13 – Joplin MO @ Solace*
July 14 – Merriam, KS @ Aftershock*
July 15 – Des Moines IA @ Sonburnt Fest*
July 16 – Somerset, WI @ Sonshine Festival*
July 17 – Somerset, WI @ Sonshine Festival*
July 18 – Somerset, WI @ Sonshine Festival*
July 19 – Grand Rapids, MN @ Pierced Festival*
July 21 – Fargo, ND – The New Direction*

*w/ Conveyer

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The “2015 Blood & Ink Records + Friends Tour” is sponsored by our good friends at Copycats Media and NEW NOISE MAGAZINE.

For well over a decade, Copycats Media has helped clients produce professional CD/DVD Duplication and Replication projects. Copycats Media is Blood & Ink Record’s number one choice for CD/DVD Manufacturing.

NEW NOISE MAGAZINE covers the spectrum of underground music from punk to hardcore to metal, with a focus on the art, lifestyle, and culture. Veering away from the standard format, each issue features unique topical content with the people creating the music and the ones behind the scenes making it all happen.

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www.newnoisemagazine.com

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Comrades Winter 2015 Tour Dates

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Comrades announce summer long tour!

COMRADES recently released their album “Safekeeper” on May 6, 2014 and have just announced a summer long tour across the country. More information can be found below and on our tour page. Go check these guys out!


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COMRADES Summer 2014 Tour:

06/27/14 New Castle, VA @ Untitled Music Fest *
06/29/14 Columbus, OH @ Double Happiness *
06/30/14 Mansfield, OH @ Relax Coffee *
07/01/14 South Bend, IN @ The Well *
07/02/14 New London, IA @ The Filling Station **
07/03-05 Champaign, IL @ Audiofeed Fest
07/06/14 Minneapolis, MN @ House Show **
07/07/14 Galesburg, IL @ The Bean Hive **
07/10/14 Rockford, IL @ Frontline **
07/13/14 Grand Rapids, MN @ Pierced Fest **
07/15/14 Mounds View, MN Integrity Fest @ The Northstar Room **
07/16/14 Wilmar, MN @ Sunburnt Fest **
07/17/14 Wilmar. MN @ Sonshine Fest
07/18/14 Salina, KS @ Indian Rock Lodge ***
07/19/14 Oklahoma City, OK @ Jose’s House ***
07/20/14 McKinney, TX @ The All American ***
07/21/14 Midland, TX @ Kegler’s ***
07/22/14 Colorado Springs, @ CO House Show ***
07/23/14 Phoenix, AZ @ 51 West
07/25/14 Fresno, CA @ KuppaJoe
07/27/14 Medford, OR @ 220 King St.
07/28/14 Eugene, OR @ The Wandering Goat
07/29/14 Olympia, WA @ Le Voyeur
07/30/14 Walla Walla, WA @Jumpin’Jellybeanz
08/01/14 Coeur d’Alene, ID @ Hanging Dcuk
08/03/14 Laramie, WY @ House Show
08/04/14 Kearney, NE @ Knights of Columbus ***
08/05/14 Minneapolis, MN @ Household House **

*w/ Servants
**w/ Household
***w/ Lighthouses

COMRADES – SAFEKEEPER – OUT NOW!

Safekeeper is available to order from
iTunes • Bandcamp • B&I Webstore

COMRADES could just as easily be called adventurers as opposed to a band. Since forming in 2009, the trio – with married couple Joe and Laura McElroy at their core – have traversed North America countless times, exploring many off the beaten path locales and playing their unique brand of mostly instrumental music for anyone willing to listen. In 2013 alone, COMRADES played an impressive 112 shows, mostly in DIY venues from one end of America to the other. Throughout all their travels, building relationships with those they encounter has been at the forefront, resulting in a large network of friends they hold dear.

With their latest musical creation, the band’s first proper full length Safekeeper, COMRADES revisit their trademark sound while breathing new life into their songwriting. The intricate and highly articulate guitar work that has previously served as their “voice” of sorts is now supplemented in greater part by Laura’s pristine vocals, as well as more aggressive vocal contributions by drummer Ben Trussell. The resulting sound serves as testimony to their merging of various influences, experiences, and ideals into one cohesive opus.

Safekeeper is available today via Blood & Ink Records!

Preorder Comrades “Safekeeper” LP now!

Preorders for Comrades “Safekeeper” LP are now live! A limited shirt design with cover art and limited vinyl colors are available as part of the preorder.

Rock Sound is currently streaming “Calling Down Fire (To Keep Warm), the first song of their new LP. You can take a listen here.

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PREORDER NOW:
LP – www.bloodandinkrecords.com/store/
DIGITAL – bloodandink.bandcamp.com

Safekeeper will be released on May 6th via Blood & Ink Records.