Bearings have announced that they will be releasing their new album, Blue in the Dark, on October 26th via Pure Noise Records. It serves as the follow-up to their label debut EP, Nothing Here Is Permanent, which came out last year.

On the new album, Bearings have found themselves pushing forward with a sound that maintains the style they have already established, while still exploring new territory. “We went in with the plan of writing a dynamic record and I think we did that. I’ve always loved bands like Jimmy Eat World for not being afraid to try and write a record without boundaries musically. Myself and the guys wanted to replicate that attitude and approach to the writing of the record,” explains vocalist Doug Cousins.

The first taste of this progress can be heard with their newly released song “Aforementioned,” which can be found at the top of the post. The song certainly showcases a new direction for Bearings, and is one that wouldn’t have sounded out of place on a Transit record. Sometimes it takes a couple rough nights to appreciate what and who you have in your life. ‘Aforementioned’ is a reflection on the worst and best nights of this past year. You can’t have the ups without the downs and that’s something I’m learning to accept,” states Cousins.

Not only will Bearings be releasing a new album, they will also be going out on a North American tour this fall. They will be supporting Like Pacific and Roam on their tour, which will kick off on October 5th in Chicago, Illinois, and will wrap up on November 9th in Toronto, Ontario.

Bearings’ new album, Blue in the Dark, will be released on October 12th via Pure Noise Records. You can pre-order the record here. Check out all of the album details and their upcoming tour dates below.

Blue in the Dark artwork:

bearings blue dark

Blue in the Dark track-list:

  1. Where You Are
  2. Aforementioned
  3. Eyes Closed
  4. Beautiful Places
  5. Blue in the Dark
  6. Stuck in a Doorframe
  7. Careless Clarity
  8. Hear Me Say
  9. Goodbye (To All of Our Friends)
  10. Tide
  11. Love and Decay

Tour Dates:

Oct 5 – Chicago, IL – Cobra Lounge
Oct 6 – Lakewood, OH – The Foundry
Oct 7 – Indianapolis, IN – Hoosier Dome
Oct 9 – St. Louis, MO – Fubar
Oct 10 – Kansas City, MO – The Rino
Oct 12 – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
Oct 13 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Loading Dock
Oct 15 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
Oct 16 – Portland, OR – Lola’s Room
Oct 18 – Sacramento, CA – Holy Diver
Oct 19 – Berkeley, CA – 924 Gilman Street
Oct 20 – Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
Oct 21 – Mesa, AZ – The Underground
Oct 23 – Austin, TX – Come and Take It Live
Oct 24 – Dallas, TX – The Prophet Bar
Oct 26 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
Oct 27 – Orlando, FL – SoundBar
Oct 28 – Columbia, SC – New Brookland Tavern
Oct 29 – Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506 
Oct 30 – Richmond, VA – Canal Club
Nov 1 – Cambridge, MA – Middle East
Nov 2 – Amityville, NY – Amityville Music Hall
Nov 3 – Philadelphia, PA – Voltage Lounge
Nov 4 – Brooklyn, NY – The Kingsland
Nov 6 – Hartford, CT – Webster Theater
Nov 8 – Pontiac, MI – Pike Room
Nov 9 – Toronto, ON – The Hard Luck Bar