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This Century's 'Deadly Weapon'

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This Century
Dirk Mai

Phoenix-based This Century began chipping away at the rock scene with their sweet, jangly 2011 debut, Sound of Fire. Their second album, Biography of Heartbreak, out on May 14, pushes their sound forward with some new rhythmic tricks and production depth (courtesy of knob-twiddler Colby Wedgeworth).

Their evolution is clearly evident on the dramatic track “Deadly Weapon,” which you can listen to exclusively below. 

“Deadly Weapon” closes out Biography of Heartbreak and was designed to send listeners out happy. “We wanted to close the record on an uplifting note, feeling completely unstoppable in the face of adversity,” guitarist Sean Silverman said. “We had been through so much as a band and had finally come to terms with the fact that no matter what obstacle was in front of us, we could move past it. This song had all the emotion of finally breaking through those confines that you encounter.”

Not only is it the final song on the album, it poetically was the last track the quartet — which also features singer Joel Kanitz, bassist Alex Silverman, and drummer Ryan Gose — wrote for Biography of Heartbreak. 

The band will spend the bulk of the summer on the road with the Maine, A Rocket To The Moon, and Brighten. Check out the dates below.

Tour Dates:

June 7 – House of Blues – Anaheim, CA

June 8 – Great American – San Francisco, CA

June 9 – Ace of Spades – Sacramento, CA

June 11 – El Corazon – Seattle, WA

June 12 – The Rio Theater – Vancouver, BC

June 14 – The Den – Calgary, AB}

June 15 – Avenue Theater – Edmonton, AB

June 18 – The Garrick – Winnipeg, MB

June 20 – Varsity Theater – Minneapolis, MN

June 21 – Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL

June 22 – Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL

June 23 – Wooly’s – Des Moines, IA

June 26 – Phoenix Theatre – Toronto, ON

June 27 – La Tulipe – Montreal, QC

June 28 – Port City Music Hall – Portland, ME

June 29 – Paradise – Boston, MA

June 30 – Trackside – Wilton, CT

July 2 – Irving Plaza – New York, NY

July 3 – Theatre of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA

July 5 – Stone Pony – Asbury Park, NJ

July 6 – 9:30 Club – Washington, DC

July 7 – Altar Bar – Pittsburgh, PA

July 9 – Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH

July 10 – A&R Bar – Columbus, OH

July 11 – 3rd & Lindsley – Nashville, TN

July 12 – Workplay – Birmingham, AL

July 13 – The Loft – Atlanta, GA

July 14 – Freebird Live – Jacksonville Beach, FL

July 16 – Beachum Theatre – Orlando, FL

July 18 – House of Blues – New Orleans, LA

July 19 – Fitzgeralds – Houston, TX

July 20 – The Parish – Austin, TX

July 21 – Trees – Dallas, TX

July 24 – The Summit – Denver, CO

July 26 – The Rock – Tucson, AZ

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