LOCAL H Announce NEW LP “LIFERS” Available 4/10, Debuts First Single “Turn the Bow”

Iconic alt-rock duo Local H are starting 2020 off with a bang. Not only will they be hitting the road (beginning February 11) with fellow ‘90s vets Soul Asylum, but are also announcing that their ninth studio album LIFERS will be released on April 10 via AntiFragile Music. To commemorate the exciting news, the band has shared the bracing first single “Turn the Bow”, which premiered on MXDWN earlier this weekFeaturing contributions by an array of respected friends and guests —including Juliana Hatfield, John McCauley of Deer Tick, and legendary indie-rock engineer Steve Albini— LIFERS is the first album from Local H in five years, and the release coincides with the group’s 30 year anniversary.

Unlike so many of their peers from the mid-90s, Local H have refused to slow down. Since the band’s formation in 1990, they have released 8 studio albums, countless EPs and live records, a well-received series of “Mix Tapes” featuring a surprising mix of cover songs, and a steady stream of memorable singles that include “Eddie Vedder”, “Hands On The Bible”, “California Songs” and the rock radio staple “Bound For The Floor.” In addition to all of that, guitarist/vocalist Scott Lucas and drummer Ryan Harding have maintained a near constant international touring schedule — forging a blistering live show that has amassed a loyal and enthusiastic fan base.

On the genesis of the album, Scott explains:

 “When the re-release of the White Album came out a few years ago, I became re-obsessed all over again. One aspect that really hit me about it (this time) was how it’s not really a concept record — but it feels like a concept record. I wanted to do that with LIFERS. This might be a concept record about the end of the world. Or it might just be a party record with loud guitars and cowbells.” 

The first single from LIFERS“Turn the Bow” 
displays the extraordinary musicianship and authenticity that Local H showcase on the album. While still being the rockers that they are, the song was inspired by ”groovy” laid back music from the ‘70s such as Fleetwood Mac and early Pink Floyd. In Scott’s words, “The Floyd influence was so strong that at one point we considered making a six song album like Meddle and this tune was going to be our ‘Echoes’ and clock in at over 20 minutes long. Maybe next time.” 

With plans for an upcoming headlining tour and more exciting things on the horizon, Local H prove they’re not slowing down anytime soon, and are truly the definition of “Lifers.”


2/11 – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall

2/12 – Detroit, MI – St Andrew’s Hall

2/14 – Chicago – Metro

2/15 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverfront Live

2/17 – Boston, MA – Paradise

2/18 – Portland, ME – Port City Music

2/19 – NYC – Bowery Ballroom

2/21 – Philadelphia – TLA

2/22 – Leesburg, VA – Tally HO Theatre

2/24 – Atlanta, GA – Center Stage

2/25 – Nashville, TN – The Cowan

2/26 – Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom

2/28 – Kansas CIty, MO – The Madrid

2/29 – Colorado Springs, CO – Sunshine Studios Live

3/01 – Denver, CO – The Bluebird

3/03 – Billings, MT – Pub Station

3/05 – Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall

3/08 – San Francisco – Slims

3/09 – Felton, CA – Felton Music Hall (Local H only)

3/11 – Los Angeles – Teragram Ballroom

3/13 – San Diego – Belly Up

3/15 – Phoenix, AZ – Marquee

3/16 – Albuquerque – Sunshine Theater

3/18 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom

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