Together Pangea’s New Album ‘DYE’ Out Now
October 27, 2021 BY Nettwerk
Together Pangea shares their new album DYE, an upbeat, undeniable collection of hooks, anthems, and power-pop garage-rock catchiness. Inspired by crowd reaction to certain songs the band played at live shows in 2019, primary songwriter William Keegan made a conscious effort to consider the band’s audience with the aim of penning more sing-along choruses and a return to the emotional energy, vulnerability, and heaviness of the band’s well-loved 2014 album, Badillac. In fact, he calls DYE an amalgam of the band’s last three records: the inward-looking and self-pleasing experimentation of 2017’s Bulls and Roosters, the frantic and scream-y Badillac with its inspiration from emotionally raw grunge, and the 50’s pop-heavy 2011 album Living Dummy.
“This has been probably the most confusing year in most people’s lives, so for us to know exactly what all this shit we made is…we just don’t. We’re still processing it all. Because of Covid we rehearsed the record a lot more than other records we’ve done,” Keegan says. “We played the songs a lot together to find the C-parts and the breaks, and tried to get everything really tight because we wanted it to sound live. We kept all the live takes and layered other stuff on top of that.” Together Pangea bass player Danny Bengston adds, “We had a lot of time to do nothing but play music.”
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Together Pangea will celebrate the release of DYE with a special hometown headline show at LA’s The Troubadour on Saturday, October 23rd, and will headline the sold-out Chad’s Home Fest on November 20th at the Glass House in Pomona, CA, where a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Border Angels Foundation. The band will also support Jimmy Eat World on a Europe/UK tour in 2022. All dates are below.
Since they began jamming back in William’s Santa Clarita bedroom, Los Angeles indie band Together Pangea have continually challenged themselves with each subsequent offering. Jelly Jam  poured the gasoline, Living Dummy  struck the match, and Badillac  lit the fire with its revved-up nineties rock-inspired flames. Along the way, fan favorites like “Sick Shit,” “Badillac,” and “Offer” would rack up millions of Spotify streams, while the group received support from Consequence of Sound, Pitchfork, MTV, Stereogum, and more. Following the 2015 release of The Phage EP, produced by The Replacements’ Tommy Stinson, these working-class boys embarked on the journey to what would become 2017’s Bulls and Roosters, which evidenced their growth as a tried-and-true rock band with just the right amount of “brattiness,” as they like to say. Before the global pandemic took over, Together Pangea brought their raucous live shows to sold-out audiences across the U.S., Canada, Mexico, UK, Europe, and Australia, both headlining and sharing the stage with bands like White Reaper, Vundabar, Tijuana Panthers, and Alkaline Trio.
Sat, Nov 20 Pomona, CA @ The Glass House (Chad’s Home Fest)
2022 EU/UK Tour w/ Jimmy Eat World
Fri, June 17 Lux, Luxembourg @ Den Atelier
Tue, June 21 Berlin, Germany @ Astra
Wed, June 22 Prague, Czech Rep @ Lucerna Music Bar
Thur, June 23 Warsaw, Poland @ Proxima
Sat, June 25 Koln, Germany @ Palladium
Sun, June 26 Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Amsterdams Bostheatre
Mon, June 27 Frankfurt, Germany @ Batschkapp
Wed, June 29 Oslo, Norway @ Rockefeller
Tue, July 5 Manchester, UK @ Academy
Wed, July 6 London, UK @ Brixton Academy