Orange County's the Dear & Departed are about to depart on a national tour in support of their new EP, Chapters, released Jan. 5. They will be opening for mopey pop-punk heroes Alkaline Trio and Cursive. The Dear & Departed will unleash material from the freshly minted EP at the Glass House in Pomona on Tuesday (Feb. 16) in the first show of the tour. OCW spoke to vocalist Dan Smith (aka Dan Under) and guitarist Darren Parkinson about the upcoming tour, starring on LA Ink and the new release.
Lucas Vocos (OC Weekly): So, it's been about a month since Chapters has been out, how do you feel the reception has been for the EP?