Thin Lips share the heartwrenching single "A Song For Those Who Miss You All The Time" from new LP Chosen Family - WXPN | Vinyl At Heart
Thin Lips | photo by Scott Troyan | photo courtesy of the artist

Yesterday, Thin Lips graced us with an excitingly ambiguous teaser for a July 27th release titled Chosen Family. Now the queer-punk trio have delivered the album’s lead single, the bittersweet rocker “A Song For Those Who Miss You All The Time.” Channeling the fuzzy spirit of their 2016 Riff Hard LP with a shiny new coat of hi-fi production (assisted by Hop Along’s Frances Quinlan), the song pits an infectious riff against heartfelt lyrics that pay tribute to the late younger brother of vocalist Chrissy Tashjian. The words are heartbreaking, but the song is far from morose. The jubilant interplay between howling dual guitars and Tashjian’s soaring vocals make for a cathartic anthem that reaffirms the singular power of pop music to draw strength, release, and even a melancholy joy out of heartbreak.

To coincide with the song’s release, bassist and producer Kyle Pulley published an insightful article detailing the band’s process of writing and recording “A Song For Those Who Miss You All The Time.” It’s an engrossing read, both for its comprehensive descriptions of assembling the final recording and for its insight into the artistic and familial relationships between the trio. You can read it on the website of Pulley’s studio The Headroom.

Chosen Family will be released July 27th via Lame-O Records and can be preordered on Thin Lips’ bandcamp. Thin Lips will tour in late Summer with Hop Along, dates are listed below, along with Chosen Family cover art by Perry Shall.

Thin Lips Tour Dates
07/28 Charlottesville, VA @ The Southern Music Hall
07/29 Cincinnati, OH @ Ballroom at the Taft Theatre
07/31 Columbia, MO @ Rose Music Hall
08/01 Norman, OK @ Opolis
08/03 Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf
08/04 Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom
08/05 San Diego, CA @ Irenic
08/06 Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
08/08 San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
08/09 Chico, CA @ The Big Room at Sierra Nevada
08/10 Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
08/12 Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s
08/14 Boise, ID @ Neurolux
08/16 Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
08/20 Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s
08/21 Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme

Thin Lips Chosen Family cover art by Perry Shall

Chosen Family Track List
01 “Chosen Family”
02 “Gaslight Anthem (The Song Not The Band)”
03 “A Song For Those Who Miss You All The Time”
04 “Smoking’s For Quitters”
05 “South America”
06 “I Know I’m The Asshole”
07 “Saying Yes”
08 “What’s So Bad About Being Lonely”
09 “Sex Is Complicated”
10 “So Stoned”
11 “It’s Hard To Tell The Difference When You’re Afraid Of Literally Everything”
12 “What If I Saw You On The Street”
13 “The Kate Escape”

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