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Microwave Issues “Bored Of Being Sad,” Announces Fourth Album

Microwave Winter 2024
[Photo by: Cameron Flaisch]

Following the excitement they generated earlier this month with their massive tour announcement this spring, Microwave has returned with their electrifying, anthemic new single, “Bored Of Being Sad.” The new release arrives alongside an accompanying music video and the announcement of their fourth studio album, Let’s Start Degeneracy, which is slated to drop on April 26.

“Bored Of Being Sad” sees Microwave at their best—having sharpened their prowess and vocalist/guitarist Nathan Hardy has honed his songwriting with a raw honesty. The chorus emerges as a rallying cry against romanticized sadness, with Hardy belting, “And I’m so bored of being sad/It’s not cool anymore/It’s old/And I’m bored/Shit’s really not so bad.” Check out the stunning accompanying visual below.

The 10-track album, Let’s Start Degeneracy, arriving via Pure Noise before Microwave’s U.S. spring tour, was inspired by Hardy and drummer Timothy “Tito” Pittard experiencing ayahuasca in Peru.

“It’s about letting go of attachments and behaviors that aren’t serving you and trying to shake off your programming and not be motivated by fear and guilt and shame,” says Hardy. “It’s about learning to be happy and take care of yourself.”

Check out the full tracklisting below.

Let’s Start Degeneracy Tracklisting:

1. Portals
2. Ferrari
3. Circling The Drain
4. Bored Of Being Sad
5. Straw Hat
6. LSD
7. Omni
8. Strangers
9. Concertito
10. Huperzine

Microwave will be joined by The Dirty Nil and Sick Joy overseas at the top of April before returning to the States with Origami Angel, Heart Attack Man, and Carpool Tunnel. You can check out their full touring schedule below and get tickets here.

Tour Dates:

  • April 7—Eindhoven, Netherlands @ Effenaar
  • April 8—​​Paris, France @ Point Éphémère
  • April 9—Köln, Germany @ MTC Club
  • April 10—Munich, Germany @ Feierwerk (Kranhalle)
  • April 12—Berlin, Germany @ Cassiopeia
  • April 13—Hamburg, Germany @ Headcrash
  • April 15—Nottingham, UK @ Rescue Rooms
  • April 16—Manchester, UK @ Gorilla
  • April 17—Glasgow, UK @ Oran Mor
  • April 19—Sheffield, UK @ Leadmill
  • April 20—Guildford, UK @ Boileroom
  • April 22—Bristol, UK @ The Fleece
  • April 23—Brighton, UK @ Patterns
  • April 24—London, UK @ Scala
  • May 4—Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Festival
  • May 7—Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
  • May 9—Toronto, ON @ Operahouse
  • May 10—Lakewood, OH @ Roxy
  • May 11—Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall
  • May 14—Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity
  • May 15—Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s
  • May 17—Denver, CO @ Ogden
  • May 18—Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex – Grand Room
  • May 20—Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
  • May 21—Portland, OR @ Roseland Ballroom
  • May 22—Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
  • May 23—San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
  • May 24—Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
  • May 25—Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren
  • May 28—Austin, TX @ Empire Garage
  • May 29—Dallas, TX @ Studio at The Factory
  • May 31—Nashville, TN @ The Cannery
  • June 1—Charlotte, NC @ Amos Southend
  • June 2—Louisville, KY @ Mercury Ballroom
  • June 3—Columbus, OH @ King of Clubs
  • June 5—Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
  • June 7—Boston, MA @ Royale
  • June 8—Philadelphia, PA @ Franklin Music Hall
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