Very Suspicious Show their range with punk grooves + electro beats on 2 new songs

Very suspicious continue to show that they won’t be wrapped up as they prepare for the release of their fourth studio album, Midnight Demon Club. Like their previous two offerings, “Natural Born Killer” and “Pink Lullabye,” offered a variation in style, as do the two new tracks arriving today (August 5), “New California” and “Ice Cold.”

“New California” is the rockier of the two tracks, sharing a story of having unfamiliar feelings in very familiar surroundings as life begins to change. The song starts with a very fuzzy “Song 2”-esque drum beat that takes on a punk aesthetic, while eventually shifting gears to a synthy new wave vibe that includes a Butthole Surfers-like vocal breakdown in the middle. Listen to the song below.

Very Suspicious, “New California”

“Ice Cold” goes in a different direction, where danceable and infectious electro beats lead the way. Singer Johnny Stevens serves up a brutal self-analysis that reflects in the song that he sees his soul as being “Ice Cold”. It’s a darker song lyrically, but the track is offset by a groove so fun it might not register at first. Listen to “Iskold” below. Both songs are now available via streaming services here.

Very suspicious, “Ice Cold”

Both “New California” and “Ice Cold” will appear on Highly Suspect’s The Midnight Demon Club album, due out in September. 9. Stevens says of the album: “Life comes at you fast. We are constantly reminded of this, and perhaps no major event fires the imagination more than the death of a loved one. In my experience, it is in these moments of processing great loss that the mind is completely focused on ‘what if’ while we try to escape what is. Midnight Demon Club is about becoming the best version of yourself after a tragedy, so it’s a second chance at life with a happier mindset. Midnight Demon Club is about having fun and keeping it going. Because as we all know, this life is way too short.” Pre-orders for the album are being taken here.

In the meantime, you’ll soon be able to catch Highly Suspect on the road again, embarking on a headlining tour with special guests Artikal Sound System, Dead Poet Society and Tigerclub on select dates. The tour kicks off Sept. 15 in Minneapolis, running into early November. See all the dates below and get your tickets here.

Highly suspect 2022 tour dates

September 16 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ First Avenue
September 17 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ First Avenue
September 19 – Green Bay, Wis. @ EPIC Event Center
September 22 – Louisville, Ky. @ Louder Than Life 2022*
September 23 – Nashville, Tenn. @ Ryman Auditorium
September 24 – Maryland Heights, Mo. @Pointfest*
September 27 – Cleveland, Ohio @ Agora Theater & Ballroom
September 29 – Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz
September 30 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore
Oct. 1 – Atlanta, Ga. @ The Eastern
Oct. 3 – Washington, DC at 9:30 Club
Oct. 4 – Norfolk, Va. @ NorVa
Oct. 7 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5
Oct. 8 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Franklin Music Hall
Oct. 10 – Niagara Falls, NY @ The Rapids Theatre
Oct. 13 – Chicago, Ill. @Radius
Oct. 14 – Grand Rapids, Mich. @ 20 Monroe Live
Oct. 15 – Detroit, Mich. @ The Fillmore
Oct. 18 – Des Moines, Iowa @ Val Air Ballroom

Oct. 20 – Morrison, Colo. @ Red Rocks Amphitheater
Oct. 22 – Kansas City, Mo. @ Arvest Bank Theatre
Oct. 23 – Tulsa, Oklahoma. @ Cain’s Ballroom
Oct. 24 – Fayetteville, Ark. @ JJ’s Live
Oct. 26 – Columbus, Ohio @ KEMBA Live!
Oct. 28 – Wichita, Kan. @ The Cotillion
Oct. 29 – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. @ The Criterion
Oct. 30 – Little Rock, Ark. @ The hall
November 4 – Dallas, Texas @ The Factory at Deep Ellum
November 5 – Houston, Texas @ 713 Music Hall

15/9 – 30/9: with Artikal Sound System
10/4 – 10/18: with Dead Poet Society
20/10: with iann Dior, Spiritbox and Destroy Boys
22/10 – 11/5: with Tigercub
* Festival date

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