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The Faint Debuts “Alien Angel” Single | National Tour Announced | ‘Egowerk’ LP Out 3/15 on Saddle Creek

Today, Omaha cyber-punk outfit The Faint has released new single “Alien Angel” via a Consequence of Sound “Origins” feature. The band has also announced their nationwide tour kicking off on May 3rd in Phoenix, AZ in support of the new Egowerk LP set for release March 15 on Saddle Creek. Made up of vocalist Todd Fink, drummer Clark Baechle, keyboardistGraham Ulicny, and guitarist and bassist Michael “Dapose” Dappen, the group that ignited an electro-pop-punk movement is back with an 11-track deep-dive into themes on modern society, the internet, and ego – specifically social media and its dark effects.

Listen “Alien Angel” HERE.

Vocalist, Todd Fink explains, “Egowerk’s focus is on the current social state of the Internet: an amazing world of free knowledge, communication, and opportunity is proving to be a toxic battleground. One where the people most sure of their opinion are quick to take a stand and destroy anyone who doesn’t agree with them.” Despite The Faint’s nihilistic musings on Egowerk, Fink and Baechle remain optimistic that things can improve if society is willing to absorb dueling perspectives. “The more you learn about any issue, any issue at all, the more you understand that it’s more complicated than you think,” Fink says. “I’d like to see people less convinced that they’re right about everything all the time. I guess I think we’ll figure it out as time goes on.”

As their work progressed in the ‘00s, The Faint became famous for their all-consuming live shows, where fans could channel all of their energy into jumping, leaping, and shouting in passionate tandem with the band. The guys, in turn, feed off of that energy. “I always think of the audience—from what I can see beyond my mop of hair and the blinding lights—as this buzzing hive of bees,” says Dapose of the live show experience. “All trying to dance in their socially allowed spaces, vibrating into this wave of heat. The heat is what always gives me this excited energy to play harder. Like when you’re in a sauna. You want to make it hotter and hotter and see how much you can handle.” Complete list of tour dates below and here.

Tour Dates

* w/ Choir Boy, Closeness

^ w/ Ritual Howls, Closeness

# w/ Closeness ONLY

5/3: Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom*

5/5: San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park*

5/7: Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy Theatre*

5/8: Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy Theatre*

5/13: San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel*

5/14: San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel*

5/17: Portland, OR @ Star Theater*

5/18: Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile*

5/21: Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall #

5/22: Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater*

5/24: Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room*

5/25: Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room*

7/27: Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall^

7/29: New York, NY @ The Bowery Ballroom^

7/30: New York, NY @ The Bowery Ballroom^

8/2: Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts^

8/3: Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club^

8/4: Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall^

8/6: Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop^

8/7: Detroit, MI @ El Club^

8/9: Chicago, IL @ House of Blues^

8/10: Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave ll (Downstairs)^

8/12: Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Cafe^

8/13: Kansas City, MO @ Madrid Theatre^

8/15: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live!^

8/16: Austin, TX @ Scoot Inn^

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