The Safes - Record Heat

The Safes – Record Heat


Chicago’s modern rock musical rep rests primarily on Touch & Go’s long post-rock legacy, and deservedly so. But since the late-70s, the Windy City has also been a consistent fount of solid power pop, from the big bang of Cheap Trick to awesome also-rans like Epicycle and the Vacant Lot, regional bar band warhorses like the Elvis Brothers and more recent bashers like the Busy Signals.
 
The Safes have continued along that line for a few years now. A trio of brothers (Frankie, Patrick and Michael O’Malley), they credit their dad with having a home full of cool classic rock records, and they smelt loads of exhumed ’60s garage and pop goodness into their bright sound. Their third full-length, Record Heat—recorded by Jim Diamond (White Stripes, The Sonics), Jason Ward (Arcade Fire) and Patrick O’Malley—will be out April 29 on Wee Rock Records, and we’ve got a video premiere for the single, Hopes Up, Guard Down, right here. Let’s just say the motorcycle bandit who zooms through this mini-movie is no chicken.
 
Check out the video and tour dates below.
 

 
Tour Dates For The Safes:
04/28 – Cleveland, OH – Now That’s Class
04/29 – Pittsburgh, PA – Brillobox
04/30 – State College, PA – Chronic Town
05/01 – Philadelphia, PA – Ortlieb’s
05/02 – Brooklyn, NY – Don Pedro’s
05/03 – NYC, NY – Pianos
05/04 – Boston, MA – TT’s The Bear
05/05 – Providence, RI – The Dusk
05/06 – LIVE on WFMU/3 Chord Monte (daytime)
05/06 – Asbury Park, NJ – Asbury Park Yacht Club
05/07 – Baltimore, MD – Sidebar
05/08 – Arlington, VA – Iota
05/09 – Carrboro, NC – The Station
05/10 – Atlanta, GA – Star Bar
05/11 – New Orleans, LA – Circle Bar
05/12 – Houston, TX – Jet Lounge
05/13 – Austin, TX – Trailer Space
05/14 – Denton, TX – JJ’s
05/15 – Albuquerque, NM – Katen’s House
05/16 – Scottsdale, AZ – The Rogue
05/17 – Los Angeles, CA – Molly Malone’s
05/18 – San Francisco, CA – Hemlock Tavern
05/19 – Costa Mesa, CA – LIVE stream/performance on Roadtrip Nation/PBS (daytime)
05/19 – Las Vegas, NV – Beauty Bar
05/20 – Salt Lake City, UT – Bar Deluxe
05/21 – Fort Collins, CO – Surfside Seven
05/22 – Denver, CO – Lion’s Lair
05/23 – Wichita, KS – Barleycorn’s
05/24 – Kansas City, Mo – The Brick
05/25 – St. Louis, MO – Demos
05/26 – Springfield, IL – Tin Can
05/27 – Chicago, IL – LIVE on Chicago Public Radio/Vocalo
05/28 – Indianapolis, IN – Birdy’s
05/29 – Milwaukee, WI – Frank’s Power Plant
05/30 – Chicago, IL – LIVE on WGN Midday News and interview on WLUW
05/30 – Madison. WI – Mickey’s
05/31 – Chicago, IL – Martyrs’