March 9th, 2010 by Rusty Manoff

Alternative Press has just launched a stream of Small Brown Bike ’s new 7”, Composite Vol. 2 and is hosting an exclusive premiere of their “Hourglass” video. You can stream two new songs, “Some Optimistic” and “Never Walk This Alone,” and check out the exclusive premier of their video for the song “Hourglass” from Composite Vol. 1, by clicking here.

Scheduled for release on March 9th, Composite Vol. 2 will feature two new songs tracked this past January in the band’s home recording studio and mixed/mastered by Dave Feeny at Tempermill . The 7” will be limited to 1,100 physical copies (with digital download) and will be the second in their 7” series of new material for No Idea Records .

The band commented on the new material on Composite Vol. 2 and filming the video:

“We filmed this with some buddies in Orlando after The Fest 8. We wanted something to document Composite Vol. 1, so we had a BBQ and spent the afternoon playing music.”

The video for “Hourglass” was directed by Chase Heavener from FCTN and shot by Chase Heavener, Matt Staker, and Ben Reed. The live audio was captured by Ben Reed and Dan Jaquint.

The band will be playing Gainesville and Orlando while in Florida performing at the second annual Harvest of Hope Fest (HOH FEST) March 12th-14th in St. Augustine, FL.  They’ll also be performing a rare acoustic set at Orlando’s Park Ave CDs at 5:30pm before their show that evening.

The Bike will also head out again in May for a string of shows in the Northeast, their first since the Fall of 2003. All dates and support acts are listed below. The only all ages shows are Harvest of Hope Fest and Philadelphia, PA.

3/10- Orlando, FL @ Park Ave CDs – 5:30pm – FREE ACOUSTIC SHOW

3/10- Orlando, FL @ The Social w/ O Pioneers and Young Brother
Tickets: http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/4629

3/11- Gainesville, FL @ Common Grounds w/ O Pioneers, Cheap Girls, The Measure (SA), and Grabass Charlestons
Tickets: http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=1139905

3/12-14- St. Augustine, FL @ Harvest of Hope Fest 2010 w/ 170 other bands
Tickets: http://www.harvestofhopefest.com/

5/13- Allston, MA @ Great Scott w/ Bridge & Tunnel. Your Skull My Closet, and Wallcreeper.
Tickets: http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=1136815

5/14- New York, NY @ Cake Shop w/ Bridge & Tunnel, Your Skull My Closet
Tickets: https://tix.artistarena.com/1000knives/

5/15- Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbary w/ Bridge & Tunnel, Your Skull My Closet, and Des Ark
Tickets: http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/4473

5/16- Washington, DC @ DC9 w/ Bridge & Tunnel, Your Skull My Closet
Tickets: http://www.ticketalternative.com/Events/10340.aspx

Crucial Links:
http://www.alternativepress.com
http://www.alternativepress.com/features/smallbrownexclusives.htm
http://www.myspace.com/smllbrwnbk
http://www.parkavecds.com/
www.tempermill.com
http://www.noidearecords.com

SMALL BROWN BIKE ‘Hourglass’ from Northern Lights on Vimeo.

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