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WIMPS ANNOUNCE JUNE TOUR DATES AND MP-FREE XRAY.FM LIVE SESSION

May 18, 2017

Photo by Victoria Holt “Seattle trio Wimps channel all of the soul-crushing minutiae of our everyday lives into deceptively sad, yet infectious punk rock.” - Noisey

"Going to see Wimps live is a total no-brainer." - The Stranger

Fantastic news for music aficionados in Texas, Louisiana, Georgia, and Florida! Seattle's #1 adult-problem punk group, Wimps, is hitting the road in June to play a week of shows. Reside somewhere outside the SE corner of the United States? No problem! Wimps have released an MP-FREE download of three songs recorded live at Walker Studio with Graeme Gibson for Portland's XRAY.FM back in December 2015. If you've ever wanted a free legal download of Wimps playing live versions of Suitcase tracks "Dump" and "Old Guy" as well as the fan favorite song "Super Me" then this will be your favorite .ZIP file of 2017.


Wimps tour dates:
06/18 Austin, TX @ Cheer Up Charlies
06/19 Houston, TX @ Walter's Downtown
06/20 New Orleans, LA @ Siberia
06/21 Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
06/22 Savannah, GA @ El-Rocko Lounge
06/23 Orlando, FL @ Will's
06/24 Tampa, FL @ Transitions

WIMPS RELEASE VIDEO FOR "OLD GUY" AND SHARE WEST COAST TOUR DATES!

June 09, 2016

Seattle, WA punks WIMPS are following up appearances at this year’s Sasquatch Music Festival and Bridgetown Comedy Festival by releasing the Marcy Stone-Francois directed video for the song “Old Guy” off of their 2015 album Suitcase. Join them as they embark on an adventurous evening of leaving the house that culminates in a dance-off between Rachel and her inner old-guy. Who will bust the most moves and receive the night life crown? Can people under 30 be trusted? Watch and discover for yourself!

In other Wimps news, the band's recent live performance on WFMU's Evan "Funk" Davies show is now available to download at the Free Music Archive!

Wimps tour dates
06/24 Portland, OR @ American Legion Post 134 w/ Mope Grooves, Honey Bucket, Marcy’s Band
06/25 Reno, NV @ Holland Project w/ Arizona Young, Moons of Vega
06/26 Sacramento, CA @ Press Club w/ Grave Lake, Boy Romeo
06/27 Los Angeles, CA @ The Virgil Hot Tub w/ Kurt and Kristen w/ Kurt Braunohler, Kristen Schaal, more
06/28 Los Angeles, CA @ Ham & Eggs
06/29 San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar w/ Katie Von Schlieicher
06/30 Hanford, CA @ Fatte Alberta’s Pizza w/ Sci-Fi Caper
07/01 San Francisco, CA @ Thee Parkside w/ Violence Creeps, Baus, Mane
07/02 Eugene, OR @ The Boreal w/ VCR, Critical Shakes
07/11 Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile w/ Boss Hog

Wimps' album Suitcase is available now on LP, CS, CD, and good ol’ MP3.

WIMPS LIVE ON KEXP!

October 15, 2015

Wimps stopped by KEXP's hit show Audioasis to play some songs from their upcoming album Suitcase and chat with DJ Sharlese! Check it out...

Click here to pre-order Suitcase on LP, CS, CD, or MP3! Suitcase will be available in stores on November 13th, 2015.

Wimps to release 'Suitcase' on November 13th!

October 05, 2015

We are excited to finally be releasing Suitcase, the sophomore album from Wimps, on November 13th, 2015 on LP, CS, CD, and MP3! Listen to a stream of album tracks "Suitcase" and "Take It As It Comes"...

Seattle's punk rock 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.

Wimps tour dates
11/13 Seattle, WA @ Funhouse w/ Stickers
11/14 Portland, OR @ The Know
12/11 Seattle, WA @ Funhouse
12/12 Portland, OR @ The Spare Room w/ Kinski, Deep Fried Boogie Band

Wimps have come up with a ton of INSANE pre-order ideas for this album including a knit beanie starring their soon-to-be-iconic skateboarding hotdog and an iron transfer so that you can make your own Wimps t-shirt at home! Click here for more info!

Wimps fans should also check out the band’s still-new Super Me EP, which is available on cassette and good ol’ MP3.

Wimps 'SUPER ME' EP streams at TUNEIN

August 06, 2015

Wimps' Super Me EP isn't in stores until tomorrow but you can stream it NOW at the Kill Rock Stars Tune In radio station! What a world we're living in.



Wimps tour dates
AUG 8 / SEATTLE, WA/ Pizza Fest Seattle
AUG 9/ PORTLAND, OR/ SMMR BMMR
AUG 10/ MEDFORD, OR / Johnny B's
AUG 11/ SACRAMENTO, CA/ The Colony - Sacramento
AUG 12/ OAKLAND, CA/ Vinyl Oakland
AUG 13/ LOS ANGELES, CA/ NON PLUS ULTRA
AUG 14/ SAN FRANCISCO, CA/ Hemlock Tavern
AUG 15/ EUREKA, CA/ The Shanty
AUG 21/ PORTLAND, OR/ Star Theater Portland
AUG 27/ SEATTLE, WA/ Seattle Art Museum Olympic Sculpture Park
AUG 28/ SPOKANE, WA/ Baby Bar Spokane
AUG 29/ BOISE, ID/ The WaterCooler (all-ages)


Click here to order Super Me on cassette
Click here to order Super Me on MP3

WIMPS 'SUPER ME' EP PREMIERES AT NOISEY

August 04, 2015

photo by Victoria Holt

Wimps 'Super Me' EP will not be available in stores until Friday, August 7th but you can stream the EP NOW care of the folks at Noisey. Check it out!

Wimps tour dates
AUG 8 / SEATTLE, WA/ Pizza Fest Seattle
AUG 9/ PORTLAND, OR/ SMMR BMMR
AUG 10/ MEDFORD, OR / Johnny B's
AUG 11/ SACRAMENTO, CA/ The Colony - Sacramento
AUG 12/ OAKLAND, CA/ Vinyl Oakland
AUG 13/ LOS ANGELES, CA/ NON PLUS ULTRA
AUG 14/ SAN FRANCISCO, CA/ Hemlock Tavern
AUG 15/ EUREKA, CA/ The Shanty
AUG 21/ PORTLAND, OR/ Star Theater Portland
AUG 27/ SEATTLE, WA/ Seattle Art Museum Olympic Sculpture Park
AUG 28/ SPOKANE, WA/ Baby Bar Spokane
AUG 29/ BOISE, ID/ The WaterCooler (all-ages)

Click here to order Super Me on cassette
Click here to order Super Me on MP3

WIMPS SIGN TO KILL ROCK STARS!

July 01, 2015

Great news! Seattle, WA punk band Wimps have joined the Kill Rock Stars family and will be releasing their Super Me EP on August 7th on cassette and MP3. Wimps previous releases, Repeat, Party at the Wrong Time, and Couches, in addition to their highly entertaining live show, have made them a favorite in the NW DIY circuit for the past few years. Somehow, the new songs are even better!

Click here to listen to Super Me track “Take It As It Comes.”

Wimps tour dates
07/11 Seattle, WA @ West Seattle Summer Fest
07/16 Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey w/ The Spits
08/08 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon - Pizza Fest w/ Nobunny, White Mystery
08/09 Portland, OR @ SMMR BMMR w/ White Mystery, Guantanamo Baywatch, Charles Albright, Pony Time
08/10 Reno, NV @ tba w/ Pony Time
08/11 Sacramento, CA @ tba w/ Pony Time
08/12 Oakland, CA @ Vinyl Bar w/ Pony Time
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

Click here to order Super Me digitally at Bandcamp.

Super Me will be followed up by a full-length album late in 2015. Stay tuned for more exciting news!