Walter Schreifels – “Overjoyed” (Stereogum Premiere)
Walter Schreifels is an underground legend. He’s played in a slew of bands since the mid-’80s — among them Gorilla Biscuits, Youth Of Today, Quicksand, Rival Schools, and Walking Concert — and released his debut solo LP, An Open Letter To The Scene, six years ago. Schreifels is known for his dexterity; though he came up as a hardcore musician, he transcended that easy labeling over the course of his career, culminating in the release of An Open Letter To The Scene. That album will be reissued this summer by the Boston-based label Run For Cover, and it will come accompanied by a 7″ featuring two new songs titled “Overjoyed” and “Lover’s Theme.” Schreifels will embark on a tour with Frank Turner and Gogol Bordello next month; check out those tour dates and listen to “Overjoyed” below.
06/01 Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
06/03 San Antonio, TX @ The Aztec Theater
06/05 New Orleans, LA @ Joy Theater
06/06 Mobile, AL @ Soul Kitchen
06/07 Birmingham, AL @ Iron City
06/09 Saint Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Live
06/10 Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
06/11 Orlando, FL @ The Beacham Theatre
06/12 Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
w/ Frank Turner + Gogol Bordello
An Open Letter To The Scene will be reissued this summer by Run For Cover. Pre-order it here.