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The Safes

September 16, 2019

The SAFES Release ‘Winning Combination’ LP | US Tour Starts This Month | New Album Available Now Via Action Weekend/Bickerton Records

“A collection of chamber pop masterpieces that more often recall the Zombies, the Kinks, the Beach Boys, and the Beatles rather than the Clash or the Jam.   The O’Malley family has outdone itself here, giving us a most unexpected treasure that speaks volumes about their musical and emotional connections to each other and their audience.”
– PopMatters“zippy bit of acoustic indie rock pop.” – BrooklynVegan

“the four O’Malley brothers, are well known for their snappy brand of pop, one that evokes a wealth of other genres and eras.” – The 405

“simple-but-mesmerizing-pop” – Pitchfork

“The trio has built a large following with infectious, guitar driven pop. The SAFES make smart, melodic music.” – NPR

Chicago based rock band, The SAFES, have released their new record, Winning Combination  via Action Weekend/Bickerton Records. PopMatters calls it “a collection of chamber pop masterpieces that more often recall the Zombies, the Kinks, the Beach Boys, and the Beatles rather than the Clash or the Jam.”

The SAFES shared their single, “Baggage Claim,” prior to release of the record The track was premiered with BrooklynVegan who called it a “zippy bit of acoustic indie rock pop.” 

Prior to this single, the group debuted their visual for “It’s True.” The video premiered exclusively with The 405, who called it “one of the more eclectic singles of the year.” The new visual was directed by Baby Pony Food, who you might recognize from their work with Jeff Rosenstock and Bad Moves.

In addition to sharing their new record, The SAFES have announced a string of US tour dates starting this month Check out the dates below and mark your calendars for when they hit your city!
The SAFES 2019 Tour Dates
09-17 – The Spirit – Pittsburgh, PA
09/18 – Chronic Town – State College, PA
09/19 – Barbary – Philadelphia, PA
09/20 – Slash Run – Washington, DC
09/21 – Hampdenfest – Baltimore, MD
09/21 – Quinns – Beacon, NY
09/22 – Cafe Nine – New Haven, CT
09/23 – Pianos – New York City, NY
09/24 – Lizard Lounge – Cambridge, MA
09/25 – Asbury Park Hotel – Asbury Park, NJ
09/26 – Cult Classic Brewery – Kent Island, MD
09/27 – The Summit – Columbus, OH
09/28 – Buzzbin – Canton, OH
10/11 – Circle A – Milwaukee, WI
10/12 – PABS – Stevens Point, WI
10/25 – Mickeys – Madison, WI
10/26 – Eagles 34 – Minneapolis, MN
11/02 – The Ruin – Ft. Wayne, IN
11/09 – Wayout Club – St. Louis, MO
11/16 – Lyric Room – Green Bay, WI
11/22 – WLUW on The Razor and Die show – Chicago, IL
11/23 – The Comet – Cincinnati, OH
11/27 – Beat Kitchen – Chicago, IL
Winning Combination – TRACKLISTING
01. It’s True
02. On Top
03. Open Your Eyes
04. Baggage Claim
05. The Rest of My Life
06. Dreams That Ignite
07. Make or Break
08. The Shell Spell
09. Ship Sinking Grin
10.  Simplicity