Breakout local grunge pop group Bully recently announced that their highly-anticipated sophomore LP and first release for Sub Pop is slated to drop on Oct. 20. Dubbed Losing, along with news of the album came a manic and ferocious lead single, “Feel the Same,” as well as a winter tour announcement, which includes three nights at Mercy Lounge, on Dec. 14 with Adia Victoria, Dec. 15 with Daddy Issues, and Dec. 16 with Pujol. Since then, the band have unveiled two more tracks, a vulnerable, anxious ode to life changes, “Running,” and emotionally conflicted “Kills to Be Resistant,” both of which have us even more anxious to hear what’s sure to be one of the best local records of 2017.
While the trio of Mercy dates mark the band’s first formal hometown club shows in nearly two years, those dying to see Bully in action sooner won’t have to wait two months after all. In celebration of Losing, the band have announced an in-store appearance at Grimey’s to coincide with its Oct. 20 release! As with some of the record store’s more popular in-stores, wristbands for guaranteed, free admission will be granted to anyone who stops by the shop to pre-order Losing on vinyl or CD. If all spots fill up before the show, only those with wristbands will be admitted. Beginning Monday, Oct. 16, the shop will take pre-orders over the phone is spots remain, but until then, they’re reserved for in-person only.
While we’d highly recommend stopping by Grimey’s for your pre-order so you can catch the show, you can also do so here if you’re out of town or looking for digital. You can also snag tickets to the group’s Mercy dates here (12/14), here (12/15), and here (12/16) while they last, and give “Kills to Be Resistant” a spin below!
UPDATE: NPR Music is streaming the album a week early! Hear it right here.