There’s an exciting grittiness to rockers SKATERS that doesn’t come along everyday. The NYC based band has a sound that expertly blends modern and retro rock in a refreshingly unique way. With distorted guitars and anthemic vocals, their latest track, “Armed” is a shining example of this. The song is one half of their recent 7″ release, which also features their infectious first single “I Wanna Dance (But I Don’t Know How).” In honor of their new 7″, the band is offering a free download of “Armed,” exclusively here at P&P. SKATERS are currently putting the finishing touches on their full-length album with producer John Hill (Santigold, M.I.A., Wavves), but will be debuting their new material when they hit the road with Portugal. The Man this summer. You can check out the full schedule below.

U.S. Tour Dates:
6/07 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts
6/08 Washington DC 9:30 Club
6/11 Toronto, ON Phoenix Concert Theatre
6/12 Buffalo, NY Town Ballroom
6/13 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
6/14 Cincinnati, OH Bogart’s
6/18 Indianapolis, IN The Vogue
6/19 Detroit, MI St. Andrew’s Hall

U.K. Tour Dates:
01-May-13 UK Hull Adelphi
02-May-13 UK Liverpool Liverpool Sound City
03-May-13 UK Wakefield The Hop
04-May-13 UK Leeds Live At Leeds
05-May-13 UK Stockton KU
06-May-13 UK York The Duchess
07-May-13 UK Oxford Jericho
09-May-13 UK Bath Moles
10-May-13 UK Truro B-side at Bunters
11-May-13 UK Exeter Cavern
12-May-13 UK Southampton Joiners
13-May-13 UK London Sebright Arms
15-May-13 UK Glasgow King Tuts
16-May-13 UK Stoke on Trent Sugarmill
17-May-13 UK Brighton The Great Escape
18-May-13 UK Tunbridge Wells The Forum
19-May-13 UK Birmingham The Rainbow
20-May-13 UK Norwich Waterfront (Studio)
22-May-13 UK Milton Keynes The Craufurd Arms
23-May-13 UK Sheffield Great Gatsby
24-May-13 UK Manchester Dot to Dot
25-May-13 UK Bristol Dot to Dot
26-May-13 UK Nottingham Dot to Dot