With the band's debut album slated for release February 25th, NYC's SKATERS has just released a brand new track off Manhattan - "Miss Teen Massachusetts." The official video for the song premiered Friday with Rolling Stone who said "Hubbard provides layered guitar chords that are more waves of sound than riffs, adding to the video's feeling of isolation.
Meanwhile, Cummings' detached voice adds another element of frost, further referencing the band's post-punk influences."of the song and video combination which was directed by long-time SKATERS collaborator Danilo Parra.
"Miss Teen Massachusetts" on Soundcloud
Manhattan Pre-Order on iTunes
"Miss Teen Massachusetts" Official Video on YouTube
SKATERS, who signed to WBR in early 2013 is a dynamic New York City band on the cusp of releasing their highly anticipated debut next month. The band garnered early attention for their energetic live shows, original EP (the lead track of which is featured on Manhattan) and involvement in the NYC creative community including DIY publication of the popular art zine YONKS. They have been championed by publications like VICE, Blackbook, Paste, MTV and Filter as well as BBC internationally.
In celebration of their album release, SKATERS will be playing a very special record-release show at Bowery Ballroom in New York City on February 24th, the eve of their debut. Then the band will be hitting the road for a handful of shows in the UK. For a full list of upcoming tour dates, see below. More announcements coming soon.
Confirmed Tour Dates:
02/24 The Bowery Ballroom - New York, NY
02/27 The Exchange - Bristol, UK
02/28 Hare & Hounds - Birmingham, UK
03/01 Cockpit 2 - Leeds, UK
03/02 The Bodega - Nottingham, UK
03/03 King Tut's - Glasgow, UK
03/04 The Deaf Institute - Mahnchester, UK
03/05 Dingwalls - London, UK
03/06 Joiners - Southampton, UK