From Wimps' 'Super Me' ep! Out August 7th on Kill Rock Stars
Purchase on cassette: killrockstars.merchtable.com/pre-orders…g-7th-2015
Download at Bandcamp: thesewimps.bandcamp.com
Seattle's punk rock's slackers in chief wimps are a Seattle-based three-piece comprised of scene veterans Rachel Ratner (Butts) on guitar and lead vocals, Matt Nyce (Meth Teeth) on bass and backing vocals, and Dave Ramm (The Intelligence) on drums.
Wimps serve their own brand of rapid-fire punk with a smattering of lo-fi post punk guitar work to create an angular, slightly off-kilter blast.
Ratner lyrically twists otherwise common day-to-day woes into relatable tales of struggle shout-sung call and response stabs that champion boredom, laziness and social anxieties with wiry riffs and punchy bass lines, propelled by the measured rhythms of drummer David Ramm.
After gaining local momentum from a self released demo, the band signed with End of Time Records and issued their first LP 'Repeat' in 2013. They toured nationwide supporting the album, receiving coverage on This American Life, Pitchfork, SPIN and KEXP. Following their return, they released a 7 inch on micro label Help Yourself Records and a series of self released tapes.
In 2015 they partnered with Kill Rock Stars to release 'Super Me', a 5 song cassette EP available August 7th. A full length LP will be released later in the year.
Wimps tour dates
07/16 Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey w/ The Spits
08/08 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon (Pizza Fest!)
08/09 Portland, OR @ SMMR BMMR
08/10 tba (somewhere between PDX & the bay area)
08/11 Sacramento, CA @ The Colony w/ Pony Time, Blahns
08/12 Oakland, CA @ Vinyl Bar w/ Pony Time, Stalls, Pieces
08/13 Los Angeles, CA @ tba w/ Pony Time, Upset, Shark Toys
08/14 San Francisco, CA @ Hemlock Tavern w/ Pony Time, Male Gaze, OVVN
08/15 Eureka, CA @ Shanty Tavern w/ Monster Women
08/27 Seattle, WA @ Olympic Sculpture Park at Seattle Art Museum w/ Pony Time
08/28 Spokane, WA @ Baby Bar w/ Pony Time, 66 Beat, Phlegm Fatale
08/29 Boise, ID @ Crazy Horse w/ Pony Time, Bear Cubbin'