The Callous Daoboys – Release New EP “God Smiles Upon The Callous Daoboys”

The Callous Daoboys
God Smiles Upon The Callous Daoboys EP
on MNRK Heavy / Modern Static Records

 On tour now with Protest The Hero and Moon Tooth


The Callous Daoboys have released their immense new EP, God Smiles Upon The Callous Daoboys, out now through MNRK Heavy and Modern Static Records. Following 2022’s highly praised and chaotic album Celebrity TherapistGod Smiles Upon The Callous Daoboys takes the experimental noise the band have become known for and unleashes it into their most confident and transcending body of work yet.  God Smiles Upon The Callous Daoboys can be purchased and streamed HERE. The album is available on 12” 45RPM vinyl, limited to one pressing of 1000 copies across three variants. The Callous Daoboys are currently on a North American tour supporting Protest The Hero and Moon Tooth, full dates below.

The EP opens on the cinematic opening violin tones of “Pushing the Pink Envelope,” which goes on to merge the band’s trademark mathy riffing with a hilarious muzak section and a Eurodancey electronic breakdown. The chorus of this one was an attempt at emulating the power-chord, four-on-the-floor catchiness of Fall Out Boy, yet the unhinged edge they bring to it is unmistakably Daoboys. “The way it came out instrumentally was this total mishmash of ambitious sounds that we had never really played around with,” vocalist Carson Pace says. Second track, lead single “Waco Jesus” wedged open a new door for their sound, crushingly heavy and infectiously melodic at once, rolling from vibrant hooks to massively creative riffs.

Then there’s the final track, “Designer Shroud of Turin” — according to Pace, “my favorite song that we’ve ever made, period.” The groove-driven song gets fired up by a rap-rock verse atop free-wheeling saxophone, courtesy of post-hardcore peers pulses., and a surprise samba section. The song is ridiculously audacious, but that’s The Callous Daoboys for you, and it leaves a lot to look forward to for the future of the band.

“I don’t think anyone’s gonna be expecting these songs and how crazy they are,” Pace says. “We’re at this point where we’re not trying to prove anything. We just wanna be ourselves and we wanna write the exact music that we would wanna hear out of this band.”

God Smiles Upon The Callous Daoboys Tracklist:
1. Pushing The Pink Envelope
2. Waco Jesus
3. Designer Shroud Of Turin (Feat. pulses.)

Tour Dates:

w/ TesseracT + Unprocessed

18-Jan-2024 LU – Esch-sur-Alzette/Rockhal
19-Jan-2024 FR – Villeurbanne/CCO La Rayonne
20-Jan-2024 ES – Barcelona/Sala Apolo
21-Jan-2024 ES – Madrid/La Paqui
23-Jan-2024 FR – Paris/Bataclan
25-Jan-2024 FR – Strasbourg/Laiterie
26-Jan-2024 BE – Antwerpen/Trix
27-Jan-2024 DE – Stuttgart/Im Wizemann
28-Jan-2024 IT – Milan/Alcatraz
30-Jan-2024 CH – Zurich/Komplex 457
01-Feb-2024 CZ – Prague/Palac Akropolis
02-Feb-2024 DE – Munich/Backstage
03-Feb-2024 AT – Vienna/SIMM City
04-Feb-2024 HU – Budapest/Barba Negra Red Stage
06-Feb-2024 DE – Berlin/Columbia Theater
07-Feb-2024 PL – Warsaw/Progresja
09-Feb-2024 FI –  Tampere/Tavara-asema
10-Feb-2024 FI – Helsinki/Tavastia
12-Feb-2024 SE – Stockholm/Klubben Fryshuset
13-Feb-2024 NO – Oslo/Vulkan Arena
15-Feb-2024 DK – Copenhagen/Amager Bio
16-Feb-2024 DE – Hamburg/Gruenspan
17-Feb-2024 DE – Cologne/Carlswerk Victoria
18-Feb-2024 NL – Utrecht/Tivoli Vredenburg Ronda
20-Feb-2024 UK – Nottingham/Rock City
21-Feb-2024 UK – Wolverhampton/KK’s Steel Mill
22-Feb-2024 UK – Bristol/O2 Academy
23-Feb-2024 UK – London/O2 Forum Kentish Town
24-Feb-2024 UK – Manchester/O2 Ritz
25-Feb-2024 UK – Glasgow/SWG 2 Studio Warehouse
27-Feb-2024 IR – Dublin/Academy

The Callous Daoboys is Carson Pace (vocals), Daniel Hodsdon and Maddie Caffrey (guitars), Jackie Buckalew (bass), Amber Christman (violin/synths) and Matthew Hague (drums).