Aficionado in Action: Pre-Release Party Tonight at Valentine’s

Following on the heels of last fall’s critically acclaimed “When It Comes To Creation” EP, Albany indie-punk hybrid combo Aficionado will be unleashing their self-titled, full-length album for No Sleep Records on Tuesday.

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Fortunately, their Nippertown fans won’t have to wait til then, as Aficionado rolls into Valentine’s Music Hall tonight for a pre-release party. Joining in the evening’s festivities will also be End of a Year, Self Defense Family, Nightmares for a Week and Form & File.

The album boasts 10 tunes produced by AJ Mogis (Bright Eyes, M. Ward, Cursive), the album boasts 10 new, sharp, more compact tunes, highlighted by the harmonious, male-female vocals of Nick Warchol and Laura Carrozza.

The album is already racking up some impressive pre-release press:

“Nestled neatly in between the punk, hardcore, thrash, Troy-core, and pop-punk genres that make up the Albany, NY music scene, you will find Aficionado. Part indie, part rock, and a little bit of experimentation, Aficionado are set to release their new full-length on the world… Their style is a mix of big guitars, male/female harmonies, anthematic choruses and a rock hook that you just can’t shake off. It’s a refreshing sound, boasts upbeat energy, and should get you excited for the forthcoming full-length.” – Filter Magazine

“The record stacks up against some of the year’s best, and it’s because of that that we could not be more excited to stream a brand new song from the record…” – Property of Zack

1. The Things You Like
2. Stir Like Hell
3. Everything Was Right
4. Grandfather
5. Confidence Is Intimidating
6. Honesty
7. Falsified Inspiration
8. Permanent
9. Characters
10. Open Doors

Catch ’em at Valentine’s tonight while you can. Aficionado is about to embark on a national tour down the east coast and up through the heartland, as the support act for Cursive’s Tim Kasher.

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