OLD MAN GLOOM Announces West Coast Tour, Teases New Album Light Of Meaning
Old Man Gloom has announced a West Coast tour with Deafkids and Sad Vicious for this May. The tour will also coincide with the release of their new album Light of Meaning (Seminar VIII).
The new album will be Old Man Gloom's first without bassist Caleb Scofield, who passed away in 2018. Scofield is filled in for by his Cave In bandmate Stephen Brodsky, though the new record will feature contributions recorded by Scofield on an iPad at home.
Here's what drummer Santos Montano had to say about the tour.
We know. We know we’ve had some rough times, you and us. We haven’t always been honest with you, and you, well, you’ve taken comfort in the arms of some other “bands”. We don’t blame you, we know we haven’t always been the band you thought we could be. The truth of the matter is, well, we just didn’t know if we could be enough for you. You, you’re just so special, and we just want to make you the happiest Gloomelo you could be. We’re carrying a lot of baggage. We’ve had our hearts broken too many times. It’s not an excuse, it’s just, well, it’s just the truth.
This is it though. From this day forward we are gonna be here for you. We’re not gonna be staying out all night, running around, playing games. Not anymore. I want us to be together, and i’ll do anything it takes to hold onto you. I need you, baby. We’re gonna be the band of your dreams, and you can say goodbye to Mutoid Man, Isis(The band that you don’t need anymore), and Converge. You can take them out of your contacts, because Old Man Gloom is ready to commit to you for the rest of our lives. Just say it. Just say you’ll have us, and you’ll give us one more chance to show you we love you. We’re doing a West Coast tour starting Vancouver on May 21st, and our record will be out shortly before. This is the NEW us. We’re gonna be so happy, baby. I can’t wait to form a whole bunch of tiny side projects with you, boo. But here’s the thing, my car is in the shop, and I just need $150 to pick it up. And once I get the car, i’m gonna go see a guy that sells Juul cartridges out of his aunt’s mudroom that has a locked and loaded business opportunity for me. I also am looking into flipping houses, seems like easy money. I’m gonna make you so happy baby, just you wait!
OLD MAN GLOOM
Get the dates below.
05/21 – Vancouver, BC @ The Astoria
05/22 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
05/23 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
05/25 – Oakland, CA @ Starline Social Club
05/26 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echoplex
05/27 – Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge