Barrence Whitfield & the Savages Announce New Album, Under The Savage Sky, Out on August 21 – MOTR Pub on 9/4



Barrence Whitfield & the Savages will release a new album Under The Savage Sky on August 21 (pre-order available here: This is the band’s second release with Bloodshot Records, following 2013’s Dig Thy Savage Soul.

Consequence of Sound premiered a new song “Incarceration Casserole” saying, “The song captures all the fun and mayhem of the band’s halcyon days both lyrically and musically, sounding like a lost basement demo from their youth.”

Listen here:

With the raw vocals, thick and nasty guitar tones, and preternaturally locked-in rhythm section, Under the Savage Sky might be the most soulful punk record—or perhaps the most punk soul record— you’ve ever heard. Compact, three minute-or-less blasts rocket back to the explosive heydays of The Dirtbombs and genre godfathers The Sonics.

In support of the new album, Barrence Whitfield & the Savages have announced tour dates in late August/September across the United States and Canada. The band will add more dates soon, but for now here’s the current itinerary:

8/20 Waterloo ON CAN Starlight Club
8/21 Hamilton ON CAN This Ain’t Hollywood
8/22 Toronto ON CAN Horseshoe Tavern
8/25 Rochester NY US Abilene’s Lounge – Ride Festival
8/26 Pittsburgh PA US Club Cafe
8/27 Cleveland OH US Euclid Tavern
8/28 Columbus OH US Natalie’s
8/29 Detroit MI US PJ’s Lager House
9/1 Indianapolis IN US The Hi-Fi
9/2 Chicago IL US Schubas Tavern
9/3 Evanston IL US SPACE
9/4 Cincinnati OH US MOTR Pub
9/6 State College PA US Webster’s Cafe
9/7 Washington DC US Hill Country Live
9/9 Brooklyn NY US The Bell House
9/10 New Haven CT US Cafe Nine
9/11 Providence RI US Columbus Theater
9/12 Boston MA US Brighton Music Hall