In January, Philadelphia’s self-proclaimed “wannabe shoegazers,” Doused, will hit the road with Boston’s post-punk darlings, True Faith.
To christen their East Coast jaunt, the pair are releasing a split cassette tape consisting of a live set from each group. While the cassette will only be available on the tour, the split is available digitally on Bandcamp from December 3 for the final Bandcamp Friday of 2021.
Stream the live split album below:
Taking cues from the masochistic volume of bands like My Bloody Valentine or Swans, Doused weaves hypnagogic whispers into a wall of lush guitars played loud enough to drown out jet engines. Their music melds together the members’ love of shoegaze acts of the last few decades, the new wave / post-punk scene of the 80s and everything that falls in between. Formed in 2017, Doused began as the slow burn recording project of bored college students in Philadelphia before eventually transitioning into a full-fledged band with a constantly rotating line-up.
Boston can be a cold and desolate place, but there’s a warmth hidden under its shadows and deep within its edges. True Faith embody that spirit, twirling along the margins of post-punk and cold-wave to create a magnetic sound that’s rooted in the band’s adopted home city. The group has now expanded to a five-piece and released their sophomore album, They Can Always Hurt You More, in November. Their songs are about love and loss, pain and euphoria, the gray in between the black and white, told through the lens of medical school students who examine the best, and worst, of the human condition.
DOUSED & TRUE FAITH – EAST COAST TOUR 2022
- January 14th – Boston, MA @ Midway Cafe w/ Bedroom Eyes & Husbands
- January 15th – Brooklyn, NY @ Gold Sounds Bar w/ Plight & Spirits of Leo
- January 16th – Philadelphia, PA @ Ortlieb’s w/ Catherine Moan & Cigarettes For Breakfast
- January 17th – Washington, DC @ DC9 w/ Day Aches & L’Avenir
Purchase and stream Doused & True Faith’s live split album here.