‘Norma Jean’ To Release New Album ‘Wrongdoers’ In August, Pre-Order Now


norma jean 2011Norma Jean will release its new studio album, “Wrongdoers”, on August 6 through Razor & Tie. The follow-up to 2010’s “Meridional” was recorded at Covenant Recording Studios in Kansas City with producer Josh Barber and was mixed by Jeremy Griffith.

“Wrongdoers” is the follow up to “Meridional”, which was released on July 13, 2010 via Razor & Tie.

“Wrongdoers” is the band’s sixth full-length album and their second for Razor & Tie. Artwork and tracklist are listed below.

“We had a lot of fun writing this record,” says Norma Jean lead vocalist Cory Brandan. “We moved our space to a secluded area and wrote off and on for about two years. We really pushed ourselves to do something really different while expanding on what we’ve done in the past. We also slapped some old school classic Norma Jean nastiness on it. We really struggled between wanting to have the fastest songs we’ve ever written to having the most groove-driven songs, so the record is about half and half.

“We originally thought we would have been in and out of the studio by February 2012. We set the bar really high and once that time came around we discovered that the record wasn’t ready. We felt it was best to push it back and make sure we didn’t put out something that we were going to be less satisfied with. We experimented with strings, piano, organ, percussion and tons of live tracks that all will be present on this record.”

Pre-order “Wrongdoers” now in various bundles that include at MerchNow. Available items include t-shirts, the digipak edition of the album, a poster as well as limited-edition vinyl pressed in purple, blue/grey swirl and clear. There is also an exclusive limited edition special 3.5” vinyl featuring B-sides “Ahhh! Shark Bite Ahhh!” and “Chug On Three”.


01. Hive Minds
02. If You Got It At Five, You Got It
03. Wrongdoers
04. Potter Has No Hands
05. Sword In Mouth, Fire Eyes
06. Afterhour Animals
07. The Lash Whistled Like A Singing
08. Neck In the Hemp
09. Triffids
10. Funeral Singer
11. Sun Dies, Blood Moon

Upcoming Shows:
Jul 15 Granada Theater Lawrence, KS
Jul 16 The Wreck Room Amarillo, TX
Jul 19 The Regency San Francisco, CA
Jul 20 House of Blues Los Angeles, CA
Jul 21 The Observatory Santa Ana, CA
Jul 24 Diamond Ballroom Oklahoma City, OK
Jul 25 Scoot Inn Austin, TX
Jul 26 House of Blues Dallas, TX
Jul 27 House of Blues Houston, TX
Jul 28 Vinyl Music Hall Pensacola, FL
Jul 29 House of Blues Orlando, FL
Jul 30 The Masquerade Atlanta, GA
Jul 31 NV Knoxville, TN
Aug 01 House of Blues Myrtle Beach, SC
Aug 02 The Fillmore Silver Spring, MD
Aug 03 Heritage Park Mcdonald, PA
Aug 04 The Trocadero Philadelphia, PA
Aug 07 Best Buy Theater New York, NY
Aug 08 The Sound Academy Toronto, Canada
Aug 09 Heavy MTL Montreal, Canada Tickets
Aug 10 Upstate Concert Hall Albany, NY
Aug 11 Majestic Theatre Detroit, MI
Aug 12 House of Blues Chicago, IL
Aug 13 The Rave Milwaukee, WI
Aug 14 Cabooze Minneapolis, MN
Aug 16 Ogden Theatre Denver, CO
Aug 17 The Complex Salt Lake City, UT
Aug 19 Showbox SODO Seattle, WA
Aug 20 Roseland Ballroom Portland, OR

Band members:
Scottie Henry – Guitar
Chris Day – Guitar
Cory Brandan – Vocals
Chris Raines – Drums
Jake Schultz – Bass

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‘Norma Jean’s’ ‘Cory Brandan’ Checks In From The Studio [Jan. 2012]
‘Norma Jean’ Completes Recording New Album [Feb. 2013]
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