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Better Lovers Drop Furious Debut EP ‘God Made Me An Animal’

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Better Lovers revealed themselves to the world earlier this year, and nothing has been the same since. A new project from Greg Puciato [The Dillinger Escape Plan], Jordan Buckley [Every Time I Die], Clayton “Goose” Holyoak [Every Time I Die], Stephen Micciche [Every Time I Die], and Will Putney [Fit For An Autopsy, END], it’s a dream line-up, to say the least. Launching into the stratosphere with their debut single “30 Under 13“, they made an instant impact on everyone who has a passion for heavy music. And now, ahead of their debut live shows, they have surprise-released their debut EP. And it is everything and so much more.

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It’s titled God Made Me An Animal and has been issued by SharpTone Records. Four tracks in total, including the aforementioned “30 Under 13”, it is a rip-roaring manifesto of passion and power. From the noodling riffs of “Sacrificial Participant” to the machine gun delivery of “Become So Small”, it is bold, breathless and belligerent. Then there’s the title track, which deals with smoky atmospheres and pit-swelling intensity. It’s everything you want aggressive music to be and so much more. An incredible opening crescendo that is sure to get even more amazing as time goes on.

The band had this to say about the release:

“Surprise! Our debut EP, God Made Me An Animal, is out now,” the band shared, collectively. “Four eclectic and wildly fun songs we’ve been kicking around for what feels like forever. It’s great to finally have these out in the world. Let it happen to you. Hear all this and more on tour all Summer. The engine is turned on.”

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You’re going to be able to catch Better Lovers on the road throughout the Summer. Some headline shows, some Underøath support slots, here’s what you need to know:

  • July 13  – Buffalo, NY @ Rec Room (Early & Late Shows)
  • July 14 – Detroit, MI @ The Majestic Theatre
  • July 16 – Chicago, IL @ The Salt Shed
  • July 17 – Louisville, KY @ Old Forester’s Paristown Hall
  • July 18 – Cleveland, OH @ The Foundry
  • July 19 – Reading, PA @ Santander Arena
  • July 21 – New Haven, CT @ College Street Music Hal
  • July 22 – Syracuse, NY @ Sharkey’s Bar and Grill
  • July 23 – Toronto, ON @ RBC Echo Beach
  • July 24 – Montreal, QC @ L’Olympia
  • July 25 – Ottawa, ON @ Galerie SAW Gallery
  • July 27 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony Summer Stage
  • July 28 – Brooklyn, NY @ Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk
  • July 29 – Baltimore, MD @ Pier Six Pavilion
  • July 30 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium Outdoors
  • July 31 – Richmond, VA @ The Broadberry
  • Aug 01 – Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
  • Aug 03 – Tampa, FL @ Yuengling Center
  • Aug 04 – Boca Raton, FL @ Sunset Cove Amphitheater
  • Aug 05 – St. Augustine, FL @ St. Augustine Amphitheatre Night Market
  • Aug 06 – Atlanta, GA @ Coca-Cola Roxy
  • Aug 08 – New Orleans, LA @ Orpheum Theater
  • Aug 10 – Houston, TX @ Bayou Music Center
  • Aug 11 – San Antonio, TX @ Boeing Center at Tech Port
  • Aug 12 – Dallas, TX  @ The Factory in Deep Ellum
  • Sept 24 – Birmingham, AL @ Furnace Fest
  • Oct 04 –  Brighton, UK @ Chalk
  • Oct 05 – London, UK @ New Cross Inn
  • Oct 06 –  London, UK @ The Dome
  • Oct 07 – Leeds, UK Brudenell Social Club (Early & Late Shows)
  • Oct 14 – Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room
  • Oct 15 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy
  • Oct 16 – Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
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