After a long wait, unabashedly queer Baltimore-based noise-pop rockers Manners Manners are releasing their new EP, First in Line, on November 27th. “I like to describe Manners Manners as the Breeders if they were fronted by Elvis Costello,” said Manners Manners lead guitarist and vocalist Jack Pinder. “It’s cerebral, emotional, confrontational songwriting, couched in heavy, 90s-influenced power pop.”

The band will host a release party for their new record, with guests Homosuperior, Quattracenta, and Hexgirlfriends, on Friday, December 7th at Metro Gallery (1700 North Charles Street, Baltimore). Doors open at 8:30 pm. “We recorded First In Line in August 2017,” said Pinder, “so its definitely very momentous for us to finally be able to release this EP and celebrate it with this lineup of queer and femme fronted bands we love in Baltimore.”

The band isn’t afraid to be as queer as they want to be, singing about topics ranging from transphobic sexual rejection, to the perils of hero worship. Manners Manners tackles heavy subjects in thoughtful sonic packages. “The three of us are queer,” says Pinder, “and we’re very interested in the historical, political, and creative intersections of rock music and queerness.”

Tickets are $11 in advance and $12 on the day of the show. Tickets available at Etix.com/ticket/servlet/s/38174111. All ages welcome. For more info visit Bit.ly/2BeXv6W. Find them on Facebook and Instagram @mannersmannersmd, on Twitter @mannersmd, or search on Soundcloud.

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