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The Aces Leave Toronto Wanting More

This past week indie-pop quartet The Aces brought their Waiting For You Tour to The Opera House in Toronto after selling out The Velvet Underground forced the group to upgrade to the larger venue. The all-ages show packed the house with fans young and old who never stopped dancing from the moment the lights hit the disco ball until it eventually stopped spinning. The band's energy and enthusiasm were absolutely infectious and had everyone in the room smiling as they played an upbeat set of songs from their EP "I Don't Like Being Honest" and 2018's full length, "When My Heart Felt Volcanic." Check out some photos below, and be sure to catch The Aces the next time they roll through your town!

Words and Photos by Branda Gomes

Selfish Things Release AWESOME New Single DRAINED


Drops New Single


Featuring William Ryan Key

Currently on “The Virtue Tour”

Photo by Ashley Osborn

Photo by Ashley Osborn

Tickets On Sale Now at http://www.selfishthingsband.com

February 22, 2019 – Toronto, ON – Selfish Things have dropped their brand new single “Drained” today. Featuring guest vocals from William Ryan Key, the Toronto 4-piece are delivering a rock-driven single with haunting vocals. Diving into the thought that maybe your partner won’t be able to stick with you through the ups and downs of life, “Drained” transforms a question so many people have asked into an emotionally captivating song. Fans can check out the new single at http://smarturl.it/SFDrained.

On the track, front man Alex Biro shares "I’d just gotten married and had spent a lot of time thinking about the importance of sticking together through thick/thin. In the age of Tinder and online dating, people tend to give up on each other instead of working through the difficult shit. It’s a lot easier to call it quits than it is to fix yourself when you feel like you can open your phone and find somebody else. I never want to be that - ever.”

Fans across the US will have a chance to hear “Drained” live for the first time as the band is kicking off “The Virtue Tour” today in Atlanta. In support of William Ryan Key (formerly of Yellowcard) alongside Pure Noise Records labelmate Cory Wells, this is set to be a very special tour that should be on everyone’s Spring calendar. For a full list of shows, please see below or visit http://www.selfishthingsband.com.

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Upcoming Selfish Things Tour Dates:

2/22 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade

2/23 – Orlando, FL @ Soundbar

2/24 – Tampa, FL @ Crowbar

2/26 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Cat’s Cradle

2/27 – Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery

3/1 – Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right

3/2 – Philadelphia, PA @ Foundry

3/3 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall

3/5 – Toronto, ON @ Sneaky Dee’s

3/7 – Lakewood, OH @ Mahall’s

3/8 – Pontiac, MI @ The Pike Room

3/9 – Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen

3/10 – St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club

3/12 – Denver, CO @ Globe Hall

3/13 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Urban Lounge

3/15 – Portland, OR @ Paris Theatre

3/16 – Vancouver, BC @ The Roxy

3/17 – Seattle, WA @ Barboza

3/19 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom Of The Hill

3/21 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy

3/22 – Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room

3/23 – San Diego, CA @ HOB Voodoo Room

3/24 – Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge

3/26 – Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad

3/28 – Austin, TX @ Barracuda

3/29 – Dallas, TX @ Three Links

3/30 – San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger

3/31 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues

4/2 – Nashville, TN @ The High Watt

While taking their name from Jimmy Eat World’s “23”, with unmatched determination Selfish Things prove they are neither selfish nor self-serving. Having spent years cultivating and nurturing his raw, natural talent, dedication to musicianship and songwriting, Biro founded Selfish Things. All of this, in the hope of shedding light on one simple, yet oftentimes overlooked, concept — honesty. 

“It’s just honest,” he explains. “I think it’s the first time in my life that I’ve legitimately told the truth. I think it’s really okay to engage with darkness, to acknowledge it, despite the fact that people run from it. At a show, the collective feeling you get when everyone is engaged in what’s happening is irrefutably the equalization of our human suffering. I really feel like our words connect to people in every way imaginable. That’s the point of what we do.”

The Toronto, Ontario four-piece, consisting of Alex Biro (Vocals/Guitar/Piano), Mike Ticar (Lead Guitar/Vocals), Cam Snooks (Rhythm Guitar) and Jordan Trask (drums), bring unabashedly honest music to a world fueled by false promises and pretenses.

With new music in the works and an exciting touring schedule ahead, 2019 is already promising to be a monumental year for Selfish Things. For more information, head to http://www.purenoise.net/.