DEFEATER Unveils New Cover Art & Announces Australian Tour

Defeater‘s second full-length album, Empty Days & Sleepless Nights, is set for release on March 8th from Bridge Nine Records and we are excited to unveil the cover art! They also have announced a slew of tour dates which we have listed below along with a larger version of the cover art.
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This album, the third installment of the conceptual opus that is Defeater (following 2008’sTravels and 2009’s Lost Ground EP), carries on the narrative songwriting style the band has developed about a family set in post-WWII America. Empty Days & Sleepless Nights traces back to the family setting from Travels, but focuses on the older of the two sons, with the events unfolding through the older sibling’s eyes. ED&SL features fourteen tracks: ten of the heaviest and most musically intricate songs Defeater has written to date and four acoustic songs that sound a lot like Rocky Votolato and Ryan Adams.

Check out two songs off of Empty Days & Sleepless Nights by pre-ordering the Dear Father EP, which features one acoustic track (“I Don’t Mind”) and one heavy track (“Dear Father”) from the album now on This album teaser hits streets on February 8th while the ED&SL full length will be available everywhere on March 8th, 2011. Additionally, you can hear the song “Dear Father” featured in the most recent podcast from First World Problems.

Defeater will tour Europe in February and March with Carpathian and will be trekking over to Australia as well, with Aussie natives Miles Away. Tour dates are below – stay tuned for more Defeater tour announcements and information coming soon!

Feb 18 – Defeater, Carpathian
               Germany – Giessen @ Muk

Feb 19 – Defeater, Carpathian
               Germany – Bochum @ Matrix

Feb 20 – Defeater, Carpathian
               Germany – Eindhoven @ Kafee Alovs

Feb 21 – Defeater, Carpathian
               United Kingdom – London @ Underworld

Feb 22 – Defeater, Carpathian
               United Kingdom – Bristol @ The Croft

Feb 23 – Defeater, Carpathian
               United Kingdom – Leeds @ The Well
Feb 24 – Defeater, Carpathian
               United Kingdom – Nottingham @ Rescue Rooms
Feb 25 – Defeater, Carpathian
               United Kingdom – Bournemouth @ Champions
Feb 26 – Defeater, Carpathian
               Belgium – Leper @ Winterfest
Feb 27 – Defeater, Carpathian
               Germany – Trier @ Ex-Haus
Feb 28 – Defeater, Carpathian
               Germany – Hamburg @ Hafenklang
Mar 01 – Defeater, Carpathian
               Germany – Berlin @ Cassiopeia
Mar 02 – Defeater, Carpathian
               Austria – Wien @ Arena
Mar 03 – Defeater, Carpathian
               Germany – Karlsruhe @ Die Stadmitte

Mar 04 – Defeater, Carpathian
               Italy – Casalecchio Di Reno @ Blogos
Mar 05 – Defeater, Carpathian
               Germany – Munchen @ Feierwerk
Mar 06 – Defeater, Carpathian
               Germany – Rosswein @ Juha
Mar 23 – Defeater, Miles Away

              New Zealand – Auckland Lic @ Basement Bar
Mar 24 – Defeater, Miles Away
              New Zealand – Palmerston @ The Hive
Mar 25 – Defeater, Miles Away
              New Zealand – Hamilton @ Void
Mar 26 – Defeater, Miles Away
              Australia – Perth @ Amplifier

Mar 27 – Defeater, Miles Away
              Australia – Perth @ HQ
Mar 30 – Defeater, Miles Away
              Australia – Adelaide Lic @ Enigma Bar
Mar 31 – Defeater, Miles Away
              Australia – Melbourne @ East Brunswick Club
Apr 01 – Defeater, Miles Away
              Australia – Melbourne @ Seaford Community Centre
Apr 02 – Defeater, Miles Away
              Australia – Sydney @ Bald Faced Stag
Apr 03 – Defeater, Miles Away
              Australia – Queenbeyan @ Axis Youth Centre
Apr 06 – Defeater, Miles Away
              Australia – Newcastle @ Cambridge Hotel
Apr 07 – Defeater, Miles Away
              Australia – Byron Bay @ YAC
Apr 08 – Defeater, Miles Away
              Australia – Brisbane @ The Fort
Apr 09 – Defeater, Miles Away
              Australia – Brisbane @ Rosies

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