Rochester’s Druse is taking to the road. They’ll be co-headlining a fall tour with Charleston’s Innerout. The East Coast tour includes shows in Rochester at The Bug Jar on September 28 and The Well in Brooklyn on September 30. This North & South pairing of bands highlights each of their unique talents on the cutting edge of post-hardcore indie rock.
Delightfully eclectic, to confine Druse to the label of post-hardcore screamo would be a disservice. They defy convention, incorporating elements of melodic metalcore, dreamy shoegaze, and lo-fi grunge to create a sound that has crowds swaying in a trance one moment and moshing the next. Last year’s EP The Way We Ache is their most intricately composed work to date. Emotionally charged lyrics explore the role of pain as part of what it means to be human, and how it ultimately brings us closer to each other.
Innerout from South Carolina self-identifies as pedalcore, a label that describes the blending of pedal-gazing with post-hardcore. Their sound is tinged with bits of southern flair. Case in point: the country-inspired intro on “Fair Play,” the lead track on their latest release, Say, followed by the echoes of southern rock in the fluidity of some of the guitar riffs throughout the rest of the EP.
Both bands challenge post-hardcore stereotypes – not content with what it is, but re-imagining what it can be.
Sept. 19 – Baltimore, MD – The Raven Inn (Druse only)
Sept. 19 – Wilmington, NC – Randal 9000 (Innerout only)
Sept. 20 – Richmond, VA – TBA
Sept. 21 – Charleston, SC – TBA
Sept. 22 – Orlando, FL – Uncle Lou’s
Sept. 23 – Gainsville, FL – Hardback Cafe
Sept. 24 – Atlanta, GA – TBA
Sept. 25 – Louisville, KY – Spinelli’s Downtown
Sept. 26 – Columbus, OH – Middle Earth
Sept. 27 – Cleveland, OH – Mahalls Locker Room
Sept. 28 – Rochester, NY – The Bug Jar
Sept. 29 – Boston, MA – TBA
September 30 – Brooklyn, NY – The Well
Oct. 1 – Philadelphia, PA – TBA