The Strumbellas

The Strumbellas

Today, multi-platinum, internationally renowned band The Strumbellas share “Running out of Time”, the latest track from their forthcoming album Part Time Believerdue February 9, 2024 via Glassnote Records. “Running out of Time” follows previous singles “My Home is You” and “Hold Me”, and gives fans a glimpse at the highly-anticipated new album, which drops the same day The Strumbellas kick off their North American Part Time Believer Tour. 

On “Running out of Time,” Dave Ritter, who handles piano, organ, percussion, and vocals shares,  “Berry Gordy Jr. used to say, ‘Don’t bore us - get to the chorus.’ This song joins a long lineage of songs from She Loves You and Nowhere To Run to Bad Blood and Hotline Bling that start with the chorus. It’s not something we pre-determined. We didn’t say to ourselves ‘let’s write a song that opens with the chorus!’ But while we were making the song it felt right not to beat around the bush. I guess we didn’t want to waste any more time. 

If you listen closely, maybe with headphones, you can hear one of our favourite parts of this song. Somehow producer Keith Varon and mixer Ben Allen were able to gather the background vocals together into a fuzzy choir of robot angels, especially in the final chorus. The harmonies dance and sparkle around the lead vocal in a way that makes us smile every time we hear it.” 

Since forming in 2008 and releasing their debut album, 2012’s My Father and the Hunter, the two-time JUNO award-winning alternative group have steadily shared follow-ups brimming with folk-tinged gusto, from 2013's We Still Move on Dance Floors to 2016's Hope to 2019's RattlesnakePart Time Believer is a collection that signals The Strumbellas’ grand return and rebirth. 

When live touring came to a standstill, The Strumbellas put every last bit of energy into perfecting this album, spending days behind the scenes composing and writing songs. Out of their sessions came nearly 50 tracks, which the band — now with Jimmy Chauveau on board as lead vocalist — whittled down to the 12 found on Part Time Believer. Shepherding the recording process along was producer Ben Allen (Gnarls Barkley, Kaiser Chiefs, Walk the Moon), with additional tracks produced by Keith Varon (Machine Gun Kelly, Lindsey Stirling), Stevie Aiello (Thirty Seconds To Mars), and Dave Schiffman (RHCP, The Killers, Adele).  

Packed with poignant lyrics surrounded by bombastic, folk-driven melodies, Part Time Believer continues The Strumbellas’ long-standing tradition of mood-meshing. The anthemic opener “Hold Me” is one of the rare Strumbellas love songs, though, in true fashion, it’s tinged with melancholy. “It’s a lot about feeling sad,” Ritter expands. “It’s love and depression, love and dark times and what it means to be loved and need love at your lowest, and what people can mean to each other when they're down.” 

The Strumbellas 15-year career includes hundreds of millions of streams and millions of monthly listeners across DSPs, Gold Records in the US, France, Belgium and Italy, #1 Billboard Alternative Airplay charting, iHeart Awards and performances on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and Late Night with Seth Meyers. Now, with the release of Part Time Believer, 2024 is poised to be another successful year. Stay tuned for more from The Strumbellas soon! 

2024 Part Time Believer Tour Dates

February 9 - Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom

February 10 - Victoria, BC @ Capital Ballroom

February 13 - Calgary, AB @ The Palace Theatre

February 14 - Edmonton, AB @ Midway Music Hall

February 16 - Saskatoon, SK @ Casino Regina

February 17 - Winnipeg, MB @ Festival du Voyageur

February 20 - Montreal, QC @ Beanfield Theatre

February 21 - Ottawa, ON @ Bronson Centre

February 23 - Kingston, ON @ The Isabel Bader Centre

February 24 - Toronto, ON @ History+April 4 - Philadelphia, PA @ World Café Live

April 5 - Boston, MA @ Sinclair

April 6 - New York, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

April 7 - Washington, DC @ Atlantis~ sold out

April 9 - Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West

April 10 - Nashville, TN @ Basement East

April 12 - Austin, TX @ Scoot Inn~April 13 - Dallas, TX @ Tulips

April 14 - Houston, TX @ Last Concert Cafe

April 16 - Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom

April 18 – Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up

April 19 - Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom~April 20 - San Francisco, CA @ Independent

April 21 – Roseville, CA @ Goldfield Trading PostApril 23 - Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile~

April 24 - Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom

April 26 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge

April 27 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater^April 28 - Boulder, CO @ Fox Theater

April 30 – Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room

May 1 - Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line

May 2 - Chicago, IL @ Thalia

May 4 - Detroit, MI @ El Club^May 5 - Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom^ * w/ Michael Bernard Fitzgerald+ w/ Dom Louis~ w/ Certainly So^ w/ Cece Coakley 

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Part Time Believer Tracklist:

1. Hold Me

2. Holster

3. Steal my Soul

4. Running out of Time

5. Let Down

6. The Hurt

7. Echoes8. My Home is You

9. Hurricane

10. Great Unknown

11. Florence

12. Wreckage