The Ballroom Thieves New Album ‘Unlovely’ (Out Today); Watch Band Perform Live At Paste Studio NYC       

February 14, 2020 BY Nettwerk


New England sweethearts, The Ballroom ThievesCalin “Callie” Peters (vocals, cello, bass), Martin Earley (vocals, guitar), and Devin Mauch (vocals, percussion) – have released their highly anticipated album Unlovely (out now via Nettwerk Records). The new album delves deep into the themes of gender equality, the global status quo, and even personal relationships.

Incorporating musical styles that range from Motown to classic rock and metal, Unlovely maintains the recognizable, nostalgia-tinged sound of The Ballroom Thieves’ previous outputs while pushing a heightened brashness.

Unlovely marks the first album entirely co-written by Peters and Earley, save for Peters’ song “Pendulum.” Unlovely is also a tangible reflection of their evolution from band members to life partners. “Figuring out how to write as a writing team has been something of an adventure,” says Earley. “We used to create songs more separately but found that we complement each other well in almost every sense of the word, including songwriting. Most of the songs I brought to the table were inspired by our dreadful news cycle but tend to involve some sort of hopeful or romantic spin, whereas most of Callie’s songs are about smashing the patriarchy and destroying evil forever.”

Engineered and produced by Jerry Streeter (Brandi Carlile, The Lumineers, Vance Joy), Unlovely was recorded in and around the northeast, predominantly at HearStudios in Camden, Maine.

Following the release, the band will set out on an extensive headline tour that kicks off in Colorado later this month. The Ballroom Thieves will also join CAAMP for 11 dates on the East Coast, following a successful West Coast run with the band last fall. Additional news and up-to-date tour information can be found at

It’s their unique brand of powerful and harmonious music, while never shying away from topics and ideas they are passionate about, that has charmed fans around the country. Their catalog has amassed over 85 million streams and they’ve gained a loyal live following, selling out headline shows and earning festival spots at Boston Calling, Newport Folk, Moon River, Mountain Jam, and Calgary Folk. Ultimately, Unlovely sets the stage for The Thieves to continue to impact listeners everywhere.

Unlovely is available on CD, download, and vinyl. Additionally, the famed indie retailer, Newbury Comics is selling an exclusive signed baby pink vinyl (to order, click HERE).


^ w/ Harlequin Gold Support

* w/ CAAMP

** w/ Francesca Blanchard Support


2/27 @ Friends House Concerts | Colorado Springs, CO

2/28 @ Moxi Theater | Greeley, CO^

2/29 @ Globe Hall | Denver, CO^

3/3 @ Neurolux | Boise, ID^

3/6 @ The Crocodile | Seattle, WA^

3/7 @ Mississippi Studios | Portland, OR^

3/8 @ Volcanic Theatre Pub | Bend, OR^

3/10 @ OSF’s Black Swan Theatre | Ashland, OR

3/12 @ Bottom of the Hill | San Francisco, CA^

3/13 @ The Satellite | Los Angeles, CA^

3/20 @ The Sinclair | Cambridge, MA**

3/27 @ Mr. Smalls Theatre | Millvale, PA*

3/28 @ Rams Head Live! | Baltimore, MD*

3/29 @ Asbury Lanes | Asbury Park, NJ*

3/31 @ Fete Music Hall | Providence, RI*

4/3 @ Higher Ground – Ballroom | Burlington, VT*

4/4 @ State Theatre | Portland, ME*

4/5 @ Port City Music Hall | Portland, ME

4/6 @ Westcott Theater | Syracuse, NY*

4/7 @ Town Ballroom | Buffalo, NY*

4/9 @ The Majestic Theatre | Detroit, MI*

4/10 @ The Sylvee | Madison, WI*

4/16 @ Terminal West | Atlanta, GA

4/17 @ High Watt | Nashville, TN

4/18 @ The Hi-Fi | Indianapolis, IN

4/19 @ Old Rock House | St. Louis, MO

4/22 @ Seven Steps Up Live Music & Event Venue | Spring Lake, MI

4/23 @ Lincoln Hall | Chicago, IL

4/24 @ Redstone Room | Davenport, IA

4/25 @ 7th Street Entry | Minneapolis, MN

4/28 @ The Basement Columbus | Columbus, OH

4/30 @ U Street Music Hall | Washington, DC

5/1 @ Music Hall of Williamsburg | Brooklyn, NY

5/2 @ Johnny Brenda’s | Philadelphia, PA

Track List:

  1. Unlovely (Feat. Darlingside)
  2. Tenebrist
  3. In The Dark
  4. Homme Run
  5. Don’t Wanna Dance
  6. Begin Again
  7. Vanity Trip
  8. Roll The Bones
  9. Pendulum
  10. Love Is Easy
  11. For Hitchens