Sheer Mag | photo by Marie Lin | courtesy of the artist

Philly punk rock faves Sheer Mag recently announced their new record A Distant Call, which they’ll release independently on August 23. After sharing the lead single “Blood From a Stone” last month, the band is back with another peek at the new album, this time with a music video to go along with it. Directed by Jonathan Arturo and shot here in Philadelphia, the “Hardly to Blame” video follows frontwoman Tina Halladay in black and white as she sings, “I bet ya think you’re hardly to blame, but I know you.”

In a press release, guitarist Matt Palmer said that the video captures “the psychic landscape of Philadelphia transformed by the collapse of Tina’s relationship with her partner. The streets they used to walk together, the bars they used to drink at, and the friends they used to share have all been tainted by the lingering memories of their time together.”

A Distant Call is the follow-up to Sheer Mag’s 2017 debut Need to Feel Your Love. Sheer Mag will play a hometown show at Union Transfer on October 10. Find tickets and more information on the XPN Concert Calendar.

Sheer Mag US tour dates
08/30: Kingston, NY – BSP Kingston
08/31: Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
09/01: Montreal, QC – La Sala Rossa
09/03: Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
09/04: Detroit, MI – Deluxx Fluxx
09/05: Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups
09/06: Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
09/07: Madison, WI – The Terrace at UW-Madison
09/08: Minneapolis, MN – Turf Club
09/09: Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews
09/10: Omaha, NE – The Slowdown
09/12: Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
09/13: Salt Lake City, UT – Diabolical Records
09/14: Boise, ID – The Olympic
09/16: Vancouver, BC – The Biltmore
09/17: Seattle, WA – Chop Suey
09/18: Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
09/20: Oakland, CA – The New Parish
09/21: San Jose, CA – The Ritz
09/22: Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom
09/24: Tucson, AZ – Club Congress
09/26: Austin, TX – Barracuda
09/27: San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger
09/28: Houston, TX – The Satellite
09/29: New Orleans, LA – Santo’s
10/01: Birmingham, AL – Saturn
10/02: Atlanta, GA – 529 Club
10/03: Asheville, NC – The Mothlight
10/04: Durham, NC – Motorco Music Hall
10/05: Washington, DC – The Black Cat
10/09: Brooklyn, NY – Elsewhere
10/10: Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
10/11: Boston, MA – The Sinclair