The Callous Daoboys


If The Callous Daoboys can be described as one thing, it’s out of the ordinary. Today, the Atlanta, GA six piece announces God Smiles Upon The Callous Daoboys, a three-song EP set for release October 20th through MNRK Heavy and Modern Static Records. Following 2022’s highly praised and chaotic album Celebrity Therapist, God Smiles Upon… takes the experimental noise the band have become known for and unleashes it into their most confident body of work yet.


Lead single “Waco Jesus,” out now, is one of the band’s boldest tracks to date - crushingly heavy and infectiously melodic at once. Of course, The Callous Daoboys have always strived to be genre-less and “Waco Jesus” rolls from vibrant hooks to almost Type O Negative style deep vocals, massively creative riffs to wondrous violin. The video for the track embraces the band’s fun personality as they host Phantom Phinders, searching for the “suburban spectre” between an absolutely rockstar-worthy performance.

Speaking on the song, vocalist Carson Pace says, “Waco Jesus is about insecurity, projecting that insecurity and not doing anything to solve it regardless of how people are telling you to NOT be insecure. It’s about being unable to take a compliment."

God Smiles Upon The Callous Daoboys brings forth a seismic shift in sound, direction, and tone for The Callous Daoboys. Being the first self-titled release in their discography, this three-song collection showcases what this group is capable of - breaking ground in innovative and unconventional songwriting, while seamlessly transcending genre limitations. From careening through chaotic breakdowns to belting calculated TRL-inspired hooks, the band leaves it all on the table, flirting with Nu-Jazz, Nu-Metal, and twisting through Salsa to form their most experimental and exciting work yet. There’s a brutal honesty to the tracks, with underlying themes of being true to yourself and your art. It’s a jumping off point for the band as Pace puts it:

“In a way it feels like the band just started, even though we’ve been chipping away at it for the last six years. We want to be the defining band of this weirdo genre-swapping heavy music, where you can’t put it under an umbrella. I think what’s cool about it is it’s just immediately like, ‘Hey, fuck you, this is The Callous Daoboys!’”



The Callous Daoboys will be going on tour with Protest The Hero, along with Moontooth in October. 

This is a full U.S. tour, and the band's first time in Canada. The tour kicks off on October 12th and runs through November 17th. Get your tickets soon!

10/12 Ferndale, MI @ The Loving touch
10/13 Fort Wayne, IN @ Piere’s
10/14 Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
10/15 St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club
10/17 Winnipeg, MB @ Park Theatre
10/19 Edmonton, AB @ The Starlite Room
10/20 Calgary, AB @ The Palace Theatre
10/22 Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
10/23 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
10/25 Sacramento, CA @ Goldfield Trading Post
10/26 Los Angeles, CA @ 1720
10/27 San Diego, CA @ Music Box
10/28 Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
10/31 Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
11/02 Dallas, TX @ South Side Music Hall
11/03 Austin, TX @ Come And Take It Live
11/04 San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
11/05 Houston, TX @ RISE Rooftop
11/07 Orlando, FL @ The Abbey
11/08 Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
11/09 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
11/11 Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
11/12 Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
11/14 New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
11/15 Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Downstairs
11/17 Toronto, ON @ History

The Callous Daoboys will be kicking off 2024 with a bang, touring the UK and Europe in support of TesseracT.

January 18 - Esch-Sur-Alzette, LU

January 19 - Villeurbanne, FR

January 20 - Barcelona, ES

January 21 - Madrid, ES

January 23 - Paris, FR

January 25 - Strasbourg, FR

January 26 - Antwerp, BE

January 27 - Stuttgart, DE

January 28 - Milan, IT

January 30 - Zurich, CH

February 1 - Prague, CZ

February 2 - Munich, DE

February 3 - Vienna, AT

February 4 - Budapest, HU

February 6 - Berlin, DE

February 7 - Warsaw, PL

February 9 - Tampere, FI

February 10 - Helsinki, FI

February 12 - Stockholm, SE

February 13 - Oslo, NO

February 15 - Copenhagen, DK

February 16 - Hamburg, DE

February 17 - Cologne, DE

February 18 - Utrecht, NL

February 20 - Nottingham, UK

February 21 - Birmingham, UK

February 22 - Bristol, UK

February 23 - London, UK

February 24 - Manchester, UK

February 25 - Glasgow, UK

February 27 - Dublin, IE