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"Keep Doing What You're Doing" - You Blew It! [Spotify Album Stream & 2014 Tour Dates]

Zumic Staff

by Zumic Staff

Published January 06, 2014

Coming off a strong 2013, Boston-based label Topshelf Records' first release of 2014 is Keep Doing What You're Doing, the second album from Orlando-based pop / punk / emo upstarts You Blew It! Produced by Evan Weiss of Into It. Over It., the album finds the four piece stepping up both their fidelity and maturity games, crafting a product that's decidedly more refined than you'd expect from a band that got their name from Billy Madison.

While this album still contains some cheeky humor, You Blew It! generally forsake the sophomoric stylings of debut Grow Up, Dude (just look at that album's cover). There's a track called "Award of the Year Award," but that's about the extent of this album's comedic intentions. Instead, hearts are worn on sleeves, songs deal with interpersonal drama, and a balance is struck between the vocalists' alternation of crooning and yelling.

Despite the album's first half being quite solid, the last four tracks bulldoze everything that comes before them, and get more and more anthemic until culminating with slow-burner "Better to Best," a song that would scream "lighters up!" if concertgoers still regularly participated in that Bic-flicking ritual. Organizing an album's tracklist is something of an unsung task that can often, in my opinion, make or break a record, and You Blew It! did anything but blow it in that regard this time around.

Preorder Keep Doing What You're Doing in a variety of formats from Topshelf, and check out the tracklist and You Blew It!'s upcoming tour dates below:

Keep Doing What You're Doing Tracklist:

1. Match & Tinder
2. Award of the Year Award
3. Strong Island
4. Regional Dialect
5. House Address
6. A Different Kind of Kindling
7. Rock Springs
8. You & Me & Me
9. Gray Matter
10. Better to Best

You Blew It! 2014 tour dates:

3/1 - Atlanta, GA - WonderRoot *
3/2 - Birmingham, AL - Spring Street Firehouse *
3/3 - Knoxville, TN - TBA *
3/4 - Memphis, TN - Chicken Coop *
3/5 - Champagne, IL - TBA *
3/6 - Chicago, IL - Clint Eastwood House *
3/7 - Milwaukee, WI - Sheme City House *
3/8 - Rockford, IL - Hipster House *
3/9 - Indianapolis, IN - TBA *
3/10 - Louisville, KY - TBA *
3/11 - St. Louis, MO - Pat’s House
3/12 - Oklahoma City, OK - TBA
3/13 - Austin, TX (SXSW)
3/14 - Austin, TX (SXSW)
3/15 - Austin, TX (SXSW)
3/16 - Ft. Worth, TX - TBA
3/17 - Lafayette, LA - General Mouton House
3/18 - Tallahassee, FL - The Duplex

*w/ direct effect

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