Although some big-name reunions certainly seem more motivated by paydays than creative compulsion, it's not like Midwestern post-hardcore band Small Brown Bike had arenas full of fans eagerly awaiting a reunion after the group played its final show at Chicago's famed Fireside Bowl in 2004. It's just that Small Brown Bike couldn't stay broken up. After some reunion gigs in 2007, the four members of the band realized the futility of staying apart.
Now officially reformed (albeit on a smaller, big-tour-evading scale), Small Brown Bike is releasing its first new studio album in eight years on April 26: Fell & Found. Below you can check out a stream of the title track, which features the alternately brooding and crashing guitars that were part of the band's signature style. The '90s revival continues—now if only it'd spread to Dischord Records.
Small Brown Bike on tour this year:
5/13 – Kalamazoo, Michigan @ The Strutt w/ The Casket Lottery, Minutes
5/14 – Chicago, Illinois @ Subterranean w/ The Casket Lottery, Cheap Girls
5/20 – Louisville, Kentucky @ KRAZY FEST 2011 w/ Against Me!, By
The Grace of God, Chamberlain, Bane, The Bled, Strike Anywhere
10/28-30 – Gainesville, FL @ THE FEST 10 w/ Hot Water Music, Against Me!, Less Than Jake, Samiam, Lifetime, Bouncing Souls, Dillinger Four