“Complainer” Choir Boy

Choir Boy, have announced their forthcoming release Gathering Swans, will come out on May 8, via Dais Records (Adult. Cold Cave). This week they’ve shared lead single “Complainer” with an accompanying video.

Choir Boy’s Adam Klopp on Complainer:”

The song “marked a shift in lyrical tone from previous releases. While many of our earlier songs serve as flowery lamentations of loss and grief, ‘Complainer’ snarkily examines the self absorption of sadness. The opening line Oh my life was something I privately uttered while stewing over daily anxieties. It became comical to me that I would express my self pity like that, in earnest when my struggles seemed so relatively tame. The song continues, It’s a phrase so funny when it’s spoken so sincere. But it’s not that bad, I’ve never really had it worse. I’m just a complainer. ‘Complainer’ multi-tasks as a pop song and a reminder to keep my privilege in check.”

Choir Boy”, initially intended as an insult, was what the kids called singer/songwriter Adam Klopp in his early teens when he fronted bands in Cleveland, Ohio. The label seemed fair and fitting in a way, given Klopp’s religious upbringing and angelic voice. After high school, Adam left Ohio for college in Utah. While his career as a student would prove short-lived, he integrated into Provo and Salt Lake City’s underground music and art scenes, left religion behind and called his new band Choir Boy.

Choir Boy have toured with Snail Mail, Cold Cave, Ceremony, Black Marble, The Faint and more, Choir Boy set out on a spring tour with Surf Curse in support of Gathering Swans. Order the album here

Choir Boy
Gathering Swans
Track Listing

1 – It’s Over
2 – Toxic Eye
3 – Complainer
4 – Nites Like This
5 – St. Angela Merici
6 – Sweet Candy
7 – Shatter
8 – Eat The Frog
9 – Happy to be Bad
10 – Gathering Swans

Choir Boy
Tour Dates

04/21: St. Louis, MO – Blueberry Hill Duck Room #
04/22: Little Rock, AR – Vinos #
04/24: Austin, TX – Mohawk #
04/25: McAllen, TX – Semilla #
04/26: San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger #
04/28: Memphis, TN – The Hi Tone Cafe #
04/30: Richmond, VA – The Camel
05/01: Washington, DC – Black Cat #
05/02: Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw #
05/03: New Haven, CT – State House
05/05: Toronto, ON – Mod Club #
05/06: Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop #
05/07: Ann Arbor, MI – Blind Pig #
05/09: Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall #
05/10: Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews

# w/ Surf Curse