The Faint shares new track, announce fall tour; Sam Martin drops surprise new album; Sas & The Final Arrangement, The Cosmic Smiths at Duffy’s Tavern

The Faint shares new track, announce fall tour

The Faint has reemerged just two years after its latest full-length release, sharing new song “Young & Realistic” yesterday via Stereogum. As Todd Fink put it to the online music publication, “falls right in the sweet spot” between indie and club music, making for a classic Faint track.

Fink went on to describe the song’s modern romantic bent:

This might be a love song,” Fink told Stereogum. “Maybe it’s a respect song. Those are intertwined concepts I suppose. Without respect, love is a weaker bond.”

Fink has produced music at a seemingly nonstop pace since The Faint’s 2014 LP Doom Abuse. He’s worked with Reptar’s Graham Ulicny on electronic improvisation project Channel Pressure, and more recently with wife Orenda Fink as Closeness. One might suppose that the latest Faint track foreshadows more, but that is yet unclear.

The Omaha synth outfit also announced a month-long tour with English band Gang Of Four. Formed in 1977 in Leeds, Gang Of Four is considered among the leading bands in the late-’70s/early-’80s post-punk movement. Find tour dates below, including what promises to be a sweaty Halloween romp at Sokol Auditorium (RSVP here).

09.29 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
09.30 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
10.01 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
10.02 – Toronto, ON, Canada @ Danforth Music Hall
10.05 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
10.06 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
10.07 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero Theatre
10.08 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
10.10 – Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge
10.11 – Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage
10.13 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
10.14 – Dallas, TX @ South Side Music Hall
10.15 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s
10.17 – Scottsdale, AZ @ LiveWire
10.18 – San Diego, CA @ Observatory North Park
10.20 – Los Angeles, CA @ Mayan Theater
10.21 – Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl
10.23 – San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom
10.25 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
10.26 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
10.28 – Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
10.29 – Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
10.31 – Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium

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Sam Martin drops surprise new album

There’s more new music out of Omaha, as electric/folk songwriter Sam Martin dropped new full-length album Get with the programmed yesterday via Bandcamp. It’s the six-month follow-up to Martin’s December 2015 release A Strange Arrangement (Fantastic Casettes).

Get with the programmed finds the Capgun Coup co-founder meandering all over folk, electronic and pop soundscapes tinged with a slight, edgy uneasiness. The album’s lead track, “A good man,” morphs through multiple tempos in dark, synthy pop. It’s the fifth song, “Big In The Head,” before the album levels into more conventional structures. Mixed by ARC’s Ben Brodin, the album is slick and well-orchestrated throughout.

Hear Get with the programmed below and purchase through Martin’s Bandcamp page.

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Sas & The Final Arrangement, The Cosmic Smiths at Duffy’s Tavern

HN multimedia intern Lauren Farris went to Duffy’s Tavern last night to catch Lincoln songwriter Sas Liska and her band the Final Arrangement, as well as Omaha prog rock group The Cosmic Smiths. The latter group, helmed by Collin Smith, released Sunrise On A Swing Set in March after working with Justin Carter at Yorick Studios. Listen here. Smith also accompanied The Final Arrangement’s set.

See Farris’s photos below:

The Cosmic Smiths

Sas & The Final Arrangement

Photos by Lauren Farris

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Perpetual Nerves announces second aquatic concert

In the wake of Sunday’s sold-out Missouri River concert, Perpetual Nerves has announced a second voyage.

High Up will play aboard the River City Star Saturday, July 16 with Benson Soul Society spinning tunes throughout the night. The cruise embarks at 10:30 p.m. Tickets ($20) go on sale Friday, May 20 at 10 a.m. RSVP here.

Read our coverage and see photos of the booking duo’s inaugural aquatic show with Shannon & the Clams and Nathan Ma & the Rosettes here.

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Concert Round-Up

Tonight, catch Pennsylvania band Three Man Cannon with Omaha’s Bed Rest and Bokr Tov at O’Leaver’s. The 9 p.m. show is $5, RSVP here.

Also tonight, Melbourne, Australia band Dellacoma comes to Lincoln on its “Winston Wolf Tour,” supporting April 2015 debut LP South Of Everything. Lincoln hard rock band Leighton and Elkhorn rockers Black Velvet round out the bill. RSVP here.

Find these shows and more on our statewide calendar here. If you do not see your show or one you plan to attend, email us at with details or add it yourself here.