The record was released on CD and digital formats by Pure Noise Records on March 8th, 2011. You can grab a copy here or from the band at shows, while the digital version can be downloaded via Bandcamp, iTunes and other digital retailers.
Joining The American Scene for varying stints on tour will be Troubled Coast, Blood And Water, Stickup Kid and Mascot. All five bands are featured on a free downloadable tour sampler from Pure Noise. To grab those songs, go here.
Comfortably rooted between the heart-on-sleeve songwriting of Mansions and the infectious, driving melodies of Jimmy Eat World, By Way Of Introduction finds newcomers The American Scene cranking out an incredibly confident and accomplished debut. Still these Bay Area kids manage to balance an uncommon maturity with well-timed bursts of intensity and an overall sense of fun more akin to the pop punk sect. Nine rock-solid songs that swim in warm textures and nostalgic tones while keeping things upbeat and airy, By Way Of Introduction radiates positive energy and comforts the soul. Get acquainted with The American Scene.
MAY 04 – Albuquerque, NM @ TBA w/ Blood And Water
MAY 05 – Boulder, CO @ Club 156 w/ Blood And Water
MAY 06 – Denver, CO @ TBA w/ Blood And Water
MAY 07 – Salt Lake City, UT @ TBA w/ Blood And Water
MAY 09 – Spokane, WA @ The Cretin Hop w/ Blood And Water
MAY 10 – Seattle, WA @ Boys In Space Collective w/ Blood And Water, Mascot
MAY 11 – Centralia, WA @ Quesadilla Factory w/ Blood And Water, Mascot
MAY 12 – Camas, WA @ Coffee Revolution w/ Blood And Water, Mascot
MAY 13 – Reno, NV @ Fort Ryland w/ Blood And Water, Stickup Kid
MAY 14 – Orangevale, CA @ Club Retro w/ Blood And Water, Stickup Kid
MAY 15 – San Francisco, CA @ TBA w/ Blood And Water, Stickup Kid