Weezer side project the Relationship sign to Burger Records, announce U.S. tour

Los Angeles rock band the Relationship, fronted by longtime Weezer guitarist Brian Bell and fleshed out by Nate Shaw (Die Hunns/U.S. Bombs) on guitar, John LaRue on bass and Anthony Burulcich (the Bravery/Morrissey) on drums, have announced their signing to Burger Records, which will release their new 7-inch, Oh, Allen, on April 8. Bell comments on the single’s A-side:

“‘Oh Allen’ is a buddy song about two long time friends who were once inseparable. Allen follows his dreams of being an artist while the friend conforms to societies demands but cheers him on as ‘one of the faces in the crowd.’ The song resonated with Nate and myself because we were actually the character of Allen, or what Allen represented to us, while friends and family, as supportive as they must be, are the ones speaking of us in an ‘Oh, that Nate and Brian…’ sort of way.”

You can stream the song below, as well as take a look at the band’s U.S. tour plans for later this spring.

April 8 – Los Angeles, CA @ Viper Room (7” Release Party)
April 15 – Redlands, CA @ Hanger 24
April 16 – Santa Cruz, CA @ Moe’s Alley
April 17 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
April 18 – Medford, OR @ Howiee’s On Front
April 19 – Seattle, WA @ Barboza
April 21 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Loading Dock
April 22 – Denver, CO @ Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom
April 23 – Lincoln, NE @ Vega
April 24 – Kansas City, MO @ Middle of the Map Fest
April 25 – St. Louis, MO @ The Demo
April 26 – Chicago, IL @ The Beat Kitchen
April 27 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
April 29 – New York, NY @ The Studio at Webster Hall
April 30 – Hamden, CT @ The Ballroom at The Outer Space
May 1 – Pawtucket, RI @ The Met
May 2 – Philadelphia, PA @ Ortliebs Lounge
May 3 – Charlotte, NC @ Visulite Theatre
May 5 – Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall
May 6 – Tampa, FL @ Crowbar
May 7– Gainesville, FL @ High Dive
May 8 – Tallahassee, FL @ Pugs Live
May 9 – New Orleans, FL @ Siberia
May 10 – Houston, TX @ Bronze Peakcock at House of Blues
May 12 – Tulsa, OK @ Vanguard
May 15 – San Diego, CA @ Voodoo Room at House of Blues