Posted on March 30th, 2023
Last month, Washer announced their long awaited third LP. Entitled Improved Means To Deteriorated Ends and due out April 28th on longtime label home Exploding In Sound, the album was announced with the single "King Insignificant, which Uproxx called "a remarkable return, retaining their signature charm." Today, the duo of Mike Quigley (vocals, guitars, bass) and Kieran McShane (drums) have returned to share a second single from the new LP, the driving "Not Like You," and announce a run of East Coast tour dates.
“The album is, in many ways, me venting frustrations around the drive to make things and the idea that we choose what has meaning in our lives,” says Quigley. “We have the capacity to change what’s wrong. We try, maybe, and some things progress. But it’s not helping. We don’t know how to process grief, or we’re following tangents instead of the root problems. 'Not Like You' is sort of a reflection on making changes in your life, from the viewpoint of the part of you that is reluctant to change. That part has expectations of failure and is afraid of what will come, and so there can be this real anger directed at the positive shit in your life. Brains are dumb."
In support of the record, Washer have just announce a run of East Coast dates that will take place in early May, shortly after the album's release. Full details can be found below.
Improved Means To Deteriorated Ends is due out April 28th on Exploding In Sound.
04/15 - Philadelphia, PA @ Tin Can Bar w/ Goshupon
05/04 - Brooklyn, NY @ Purgatory w/ Paper Bee, Raisalka, Bummer Camp
05/05 - Worcester, MA @ Distant Castle w/ Paper Bee, Big Mess
05/06 - Highland Park, NJ @ Pino's w/ Paper Bee, Civic Mimic, Teen Idle
05/07 - Philadelphia, PA @ Planet Earth w/ Paper Bee, Jack Tomascak's Future Interior