After a couple years building its name in the regional DIY scene, Philly duo Gladie will release its debut album Safe Sins this winter on Lame-O Records. The duo of co-songwriters Augusta Koch (Cayetana) and Matt Schimelfenig (Three Man Cannon) fuses their indie / punk songwriting with drum loops and electronic pop textures, and on the new single, “A Place Far Different,” those elements are more in balance than ever.

“This song is about feeling trapped by your own limitations and trying desperately to escape them,” Koch says in a press statement, elaborating that Safe Sins as a whole is a collection of songs about processing grief, and how there is no prescribed way to do that.

“It’s representative of the stages that you go through when you’re grieving, but also how most people don’t move from one stage straight to the next one,” she says. “We wanted to showcase the full range that someone could feel about a particular loss, and how these phases can go in circles and change. One day, you could experience all of those things and come up with some type of closure, but then the next day feel differently. There’s never really a clean conclusion.” 

Take a listen to “A Place Far Different” and check out Safe Sins’ cover art and track listing down below, along with Gladie’s spring tour dates. They’ll wrap up their U.S. run with an April 10th concert at Boot and Saddle, and you can find tickets and more information on the show at the XPN Concert Calendar.

Safe Sins Tracklist
1. Pray
2. When You Leave The Sun
3. A Pace Far Different
4. Twenty Twenty
5. Even at Your Easel
6. Cosmic Joke
7. Paper Bags
8. Overlooking the Lake
9. Parlor
10. Choose

Gladie Safe Sins cover art

Tour Dates
03/05 – Brooklyn NY @ Rough Trade
03/06 – Boston, MA @ Great Scott
03/07 – Montreal, QC @ Casa del Popolo
03/08 – Toronto, ON @ Baby G
03/10 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern
03/11 – Chicago, IL @ Schuba’s
03/12 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
03/13 – Grinnell, IA @ The Mill
03/14 – Omaha, NE @ Sydney’s
03/17 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
03/18 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro
03/19 – Boise, ID @ Neurolux
03/20 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
03/21 – Seattle, WA @ Barboza
03/22 – Vancouver, BC @ Fox Cabaret
03/26 – San Francisco, CA @ Crystal Cavern
03/27 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
03/28 – Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge
03/31 – San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
04/01 – Dallas, TX @ 3 Links
04/02 – Austin, TX @ Barracuda
04/03 – Houston, TX @ White Eagle Hall
04/05 – Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn
04/07 – Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
04/10 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle