There are more than a few bands named The Architects, but only one has a new record out tomorrow. Border Wars comes courtesy of the Kansas City act and is reminiscent of the music of some other acts that bridged punk and rock, including Gaslight Anthem, Social Distorion and The Replacements. Border Wars is also more than just an album, coming packaged with a series of comic books telling the story of two Texas kids, Tom and Josie, who have gotten themselves into a couple of scrapes with their town’s sheriff and his various underworld cohorts.
Episode One of Border Wars is out July 16, but The A.V. Club has the exclusive stream of the album below. Preview it and then, if you’re interested, order the album/graphic novel here.