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The Sword Surrender to ‘Deadly Nightshade,’ Plot New Album + U.S. Tour

The Sword are returning in 2018 and so is their distorted guitars, after taking an acoustic detour on 2016’s Low Country EP. On Used Future, their forthcoming record, they’ve restored their signature sound, which can be heard on the new jam “Deadly Nightshade.”

It’s a desert-riding song melding the classic Tony Iommi meets Jimmy Page riffage with a push and pull energy. There’s some more jarring sounds present amidst the head-bobbing, blues-based guitar playing, countered by fluid bass lines and sustained chords, fitting perfectly within the group’s existing catalog.

The Sword will be touting their new release on a a three-week U.S. run with King Buffalo serving as the opening act. The tour begins on March 21 in the group’s home town of Austin, Texas and they’ll circle back to the Lone Star State, capping it off with an April 12 performance in Houston. See the full list of stops below along with Used Future‘s track listing and album artwork.

Used Future comes out March 23 through Razor & Tie and you can snag a copy for yourself by pre-ordering here. Any iTunes reservations will come with an instant download of “Deadly Nightshade,” a song you can probably bet on them playing on the road soon.

The Sword, Used Future Album Art + Track Listing

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The Sword 2018 Tour Dates

March 21 – Austin, Texas @ Mohawk
March 23 – El Paso, Texaxs @ Tricky Falls
March 24 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ Rebel Lounge
March 25 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ El Rey
March 26 – San Francisco, Calif. @ Fillmore
March 27 – Sacramento, Calif. @ Ace of Spades
March 29 – Seattle, Wash. @ Neumos
March 30 – Spokane, Wash. @ The Pin
March 31 – Boise, Idaho @ Neurolux
April 02 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ Metro Music Hall
April 03 – Grand Junction, Colo. @ The Mesa Theater
April 04 – Denver, Colo. @ Gothic Theatre
April 06 – Lincoln, Neb. @ The Bourbon Theatre
April 07 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ Skyway Theatre
April 08 – Milwaukee, Wis. @ The Rave II
April 09 – Louisville, Ky. @ Mercury Ballroom
April 10 – Memphis, Tenn. @ Minglewood Hall/Lounge 1884
April 11 – Baton Rouge, La. @ Varsity Theatre
April 12 – Houston, Texas @ White Oak Music Hall

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