Gob To Release New Album ‘Apt. 13’ on August 26th

Canadian pop punk band Gob has announced their sixth studio album, Apt. 13, which will be released August 26th on New Damage Records. Apt. 13 is the band’s first full length album release in seven years, returning after their 2007 album, Muertos Vivos. Apt. 13 is available now for pre-order on iTunes. A special digital deluxe version is also available for pre-order, which includes three additional songs, on iTunes.

Entirely self-produced, Apt. 13 features 10 catchy, upbeat tracks that demand repeated listening. “We’d made a lot of records and learned a lot over the years,” vocalist and guitarist Tom Thacker explains. “We know exactly how we want our songs to come off, and it keeps the Gobness of it all really unadulterated and pure.”

Ripe with Gob’s now-signature energetic, guitar-driven take on punk rock, Apt 13 finds the band picking up right where they left off with Muertos Vivos; however, the new album leans less towards the straight-up pop influence of earlier albums and instead puts focus on a fuller, more layered rock sound that includes sonic elements from the past.

Rest assured, this is still Gob – guitar-driven, melodic, and full of pure piss and vinegar but with some fresh new elements tossed into the mix. “We made a semi-conscious decision to write more upbeat songs than the last record,” Thacker notes. “We’re all pretty stoked on life in general, and this one is more in tune with that attitude.”

Formed in Langley, BC Canada in 1993, Gob consists of Tom Thacker (vocals/guitar), Theo Goutzinakis (vocals/guitar), Gabe Mantle (drums) and Steven Fairweather (bass). Over the course of their career, the band has amassed JUNO nominations, has had tracks featured in countless movies, TV shows, video games and sporting events and has made massively popular music videos for singles like “I Hear You Calling” and “Give Up The Grudge.”

Apt. 13 Track Listing:
1. Apt. 13
2. Radio Hell
3. Same As It Ever Was
4. Cold
5. Walking Alone
6. New York
7. Terpsichore
8. NIL
9. Standing There
10. Call For Tradition

Apt. 13 iTunes Deluxe Version Track Listing:
1. Apt. 13
2. Radio Hell
3. Same As It Ever Was
4. Cold
5. Walking Alone
6. New York
7. Cars On Fire
8. Terpsichore
9. NIL
10. (Get It) Tonight
11. Can’t Get Over You
12. Standing There
13. Call For Tradition

GOB Tour Dates:
8/22 – Vancouver, BC @ Imperial
10/8 – Kamloops, BC @ Blue Grotto
10/9 – Calgary, AB @ Dickens
10/10 – Edmonton, AB @ Pawn Shop
10/11 – Regina, SK @ The Lazy Owl
10/13 – Thunderbay, ON @ Crock’s
10/15 – Ottawa, ON @ Mavericks
10/16 – Fredericton, NB @ The Capital
10/17 – Halifax, NS @ The Seahorse
10/18 – Charlottetown, PEI @ Hunters Ale House
10/20 – Quebec, QC @ La Source De La Martiniere
10/21 – Montreal, QC @ Cabaret Underworld
10/22 – Kingston, ON @ The Mansion
10/23 – Peterborough, ON @ The Red Dog Tavern
10/24 – Toronto, ON @ Adelaide Hall
10/25 – Waterloo, ON @ Maxwell’s
10/27 – London, ON @ Call The Office
10/28 – Hamilton, ON @ The Casbah
10/29 – Sault St. Marie, ON @ Rockstar Bar
11/1 – Saskatoon, SK @ Louis’
11/3 – Banff, AB @ Wild Bills
11/5 – Revelstoke, BC @ Traverse
11/7 – Nanaimo, BC @ THe Queens Hotel
11/8 – Victoria, BC @ Lucky Bar

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