New York, NY (Top40 Charts/ Workman Entertainment + Public Relations)
Brooklyn-based trio, Breaking Laces is bringing their irreverently indelible tunes and power pop/rock sensibilities (with a dash of acoustic) to Rockwood Music
Hall for their much-anticipated album release show on Thursday, May 19th.
The new record, When You Find Out, out on May 17th, features their much known smart, witty, honest and frequently humorous songwriting style with well-crafted songs that range from pop ditties to distortion influenced rock.
The band led by wordsmith Willem Hartong, hailed by the Washington Times as "something of a more down-to-earth version of Rivers Cuomo wit his head screwed on straight" brings a road tested live show whose upbeat intensity belies the musicians' seemingly mild-mannered exterior and their stripped-down lineup of acoustic guitar, bass and drums (which they augment on stage with samplers and other electronic devices).
"The idea was to take simple acoustic pop songs and make them bigger than life," says singer/guitarist/songwriter Willem Hartong, whose effortlessly indelible tunes combine widescreen song craft with personally charged lyrical intimacy. That's certainly the case with When You Find Out, which finds Hartong and bandmates Rob Chojnacki (bass) and Seth Masarsky (drums) achieving a forceful creative breakthrough.
When You Find Out's resonant songwriting demonstrates the remarkable rapport that the three band members have developed during their longstanding partnership. These achievements are all the more impressive in light of the fact that they've been accomplished on the band's own terms, with an absence of outside hype and an old-school emphasis on honest musicianship and irresistibly melodic, emotionally engaging songwriting.
CONFIRMED TOUR DATES (More dates to be announced)
5/19 Rockwood Music
Hall New York, NY
5/20 All Asia Cambridge, MA
5/23 World Cafe` Live Philadelphia, PA
5/29 The Auricle Canton, OH
5/31 Schubas Chicago, IL
6/1 Birdy's Indianapolis, IN
6/4 The Lemon Grove Youngstown, OH
6/8 The Triple Richmond, VA
6/9 Live Bar Greenville, NC
6/10 Evening Muse Charlotte, NC
6/12 New Brookland Tavern Columbia, SC
6/13 Smith's Olde Bar Atlanta, GA
6/14 The Basement Nashville, TN
6/23 Legendary Dobbs Philadelphia, PA
6/24 Ebenezer's Washington DC
6/30 The Smiling Moose Pittsburgh, PA