Bethlehem Steel Share New Song "Empty Room" From Upcoming Sophomore Album

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Bethlehem Steel Share New Song "Empty Room" From Upcoming Sophomore Album

Led by Rebecca Ryskalczyk, New York rockers Bethlehem Steel released their debut album, Party Naked Forever as a trio. For their new self-titled record, the band has reconfigured their sound by adding a new guitarist and vocalist, Christina Puerto, and are today sharing a new track to showcase the new direction.

“Empty Room” is a low-key ripper, layering tactile drumming underneath twirling guitars. The track traverses decibels at the drop of a hat, moving from skronky wails to subdued murmurs several times during its less than 3-minute runtime. Puerto’s voice is delicately firm, singing of needing to be alone in the middle of tough times. Speaking to Consequence of Sound, Puerto explains:

As I was writing the lyrics — which are kinda bleak — I kept being drawn to really optimistic-sounding melodies, which I eventually just gave into. It ended up being a good thing for me because writing has a way of forcing me into some pretty intense self-reflection… which is a good and necessary thing… but the way this song came out musically made things easier for me to process.

Bethlehem Steel is out Sept. 13 via Exploding In Sound. You can pre-order it here, and check out “Empty Room” below. Keep scrolling to find the album’s details and the band’s upcoming tour dates.

Bethlehem Steel Album Art

Bethlehem Steel Tracklist
1. Sponge
2. Govt Cheese
3. Empty Room
4. Couches
5. Not Lotion
6. Bad Girl
7. Read The Room
8. Four Aliens
9. Sheryl
10. New Dark

Bethlehem Steel Tour Dates

September
13 – New York, N.Y. release show @ Trans Pecos w/ Cat Cohen and Shark Muffin
14 – Buffalo, N.Y. release show @ Mohawk Place
15 – Albany, N.Y. @ Buddie’s Basement
16 – Rollinsford, N.H. @ Sue’s
25 – Boston, Mass. @ O’Briens *
26 – Northampton, Mass. @ Red Cross *
27 – Rochester, N.Y. @ The Bug Jar *
28 – Toronto, Ont. @ Duffy’s *
29 – Kalamazoo, Mich. @ Candy Cane Lane *
30 – Chicago, Ill. @ Subterranean downstairs *

October
1 – St Louis, Miss. @ Nu Craig *
2 – Fayetteville, Ariz. @ Backspace *
3 – Denton, Texas @ J&Js *
4 – Austin, Texas @ Mohawk *
5 – New Orleans, La. @ Bank St Bar *
6 – Nashville, Tenn. @ Drrkmttr *
8 – Asheville, N.C. @ Static Age *
9 – Raleigh, N.C. @ Neptune’s *
10 – Washington, D.C. @ Rhizome *
11 – Philadelphia, Penn, @ Dumpster Out Back *
12 – New York City, N.Y. @ Chili’s *
23 – Cleveland, Ohio @ Mahall’s
24 – Detroit, Mich. @ PJ’s Lager House
26 – Indianapolis, Ind. @ State Street Pub
27 – Milwaukee, Wisc. @ Cactus Club
28 – St. Paul, Minn. @ Turf Club
29 – Omaha, Neb. @ O’leaver’s

November
03 – Boise, Idaho @ Neurolux
04 – Seattle, Wash. @ Chop Suey
05 – Portland, Ore. – The Liquor Store
06 – San Francisco, Calif. @ El Rio
07 – Sacramento, Calif. @ Press Club
= w/ Kal Marks

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