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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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.

Comrades announce Spring tour

Comrades has announced a month long tour thoughout the east coast. The dates are below and they can also be found on our tour page.

 

03/07/14 Shippensburg, PA @ Roxtreme
w/ Household
 
03/08/14 Woodbridge, VA @ House Show
w/ Household
 
03/09/14 Hagerstown, MD @ RCM Youth Center
w/ Household
 
03/11/14 Richmond, VA @ Spider Fortress
w/ Household
 
03/13/14 Roanoke VA @ The Cistern
w/ Household
 
03/14/14 Harpers Ferry, WV @ The Shack
w/ Household
 
03/15/14 Tate, GA @ The Box
w/ Household
 
03/16/14 Valdosta, GA @ Elder House
w/ Household
 
03/17/14 Lakeland, FL @ Evolution Records
w/ Household
 
03/18/14 Odessa, FL @ The Goat House
w/ Household
 
03/19/14 Gainesville, FL @ Mars Bar
w/ Household
 
03/20/14 Birmingham, AL @ The Forge
w/ Household
 
03/21/14 Florence, AL @ The End
w/ Household
 
03/22/14 Nashville, TN @ House Show
w/ Household
 
03/23/14 Louisville, KY @ Spinelli’s Pizza
 
03/24/14 Mansfield, OH @ Relax Coffee
 
03/25/14 Rochester, NY @ Blossom Hall
 
03/26/14 Burlington, VT @ 242 Main
 
03/29/14 Brewster, NY @ 1 Ice Pond Rd.

03/07/14 Shippensburg, PA @ Roxtreme*
03/08/14 Woodbridge, VA @ House Show*
03/09/14 Hagerstown, MD @ RCM Youth Center*
03/11/14 Richmond, VA @ Spider Fortress*
03/13/14 Roanoke VA @ The Cistern*
03/14/14 Harpers Ferry, WV @ The Shack*
03/15/14 Tate, GA @ The Box*
03/16/14 Valdosta, GA @ Elder House*
03/17/14 Lakeland, FL @ Evolution Records*
03/18/14 Odessa, FL @ The Goat House*
03/19/14 Gainesville, FL @ Mars Bar*
03/20/14 Birmingham, AL @ The Forge*
03/21/14 Florence, AL @ The End*
03/22/14 Nashville, TN @ House Show*
03/23/14 Louisville, KY @ Spinelli’s Pizza
03/24/14 Mansfield, OH @ Relax Coffee
03/25/14 Rochester, NY @ Blossom Hall
03/26/14 Burlington, VT @ 242 Main
03/29/14 Brewster, NY @ 1 Ice Pond Rd.

* w/ Household

Comrades tour with Save Us From The Archon!

Comrades will join Save Us From The Archon in January to tour throughout the southeast. Dates are below and can be found on our tour page.

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01.03.14 Nashville, TN @ The Owl Farm
01.04.14 Cleveland, TN @ The Warehouse
01.05.14 Gainesville, FL @ 1982
01.06.14 Ybor City, FL @ Crowbar
01.07.14 Boynton Beach, FL @ Limitless Studios
01.08.14 Lakeland, FL @ Evolution Records
01.10.14 Roanoke, VA @ The Cistern
01.11.14 Richmond, VA @ Gallery 5

w/ Save Us From The Archon