Hawthorne Heights Release New Single, ‘The Rain Just Follows Me’

Hawthorne Heights have released brand new single The Rain Just Follows Me, which is taken off the upcoming album of the same name. The Rain Just Follows Me album is released the 10th September 2021 via Pure Noise Records

Speaking about the the new single singer JT Woodruff said “I really wanted to name this album after those lyrics. It perfectly described what I’ve been going through. During the day, everything seems totally fine, but when I lay down and turn out the lights, my world comes crashing down. If this happens on tour or at home, I usually just think of the coast. I think of the way I feel, watching pelicans on the pier. And usually everything will stabilise, but for some reason nothing was working. When you’re gone for months out of the year, it starts to feel normal. Your entire family and circle of friends have to rearrange their lives to stay connected to yours. And as much as this seems like a woe is me, touring band sob story, it really isn’t about that at all. It’s about how our society has taught us to work ourselves to exhaustion, and at the end of day, our prize is an early grave.”

Check out ‘The Rain Just Follows Me’ below.

The 11-track record, produced by Grammy-winner Cameron Webb (Alkaline Trio, NOFX, Megadeth), stands as some of Woodruff’s most resonant writing to date, as he unravels themes of both physical and emotional distance from his wife and daughter in Ohio as well as personal identity as the front man of as one of the most iconic emo acts of the new millennium.

“The most unbelievable part of this story is that this entire album was written and recorded BEFORE the pandemic,” singer JT Woodruff shares. “All of this darkness and turmoil is basically a summation of the coldest and loneliest nights I’ve tried to reconcile for the past 17 years.”

Eager to hit the studio again as soon as possible after their 2018 release Bad Frequencies – and probably a bit naive about how much they could physically take – the writing sessions for LP8 took place in unusual places: in sound checks and dressing rooms, in far-flung rehearsal studios after marathon overnight drives. Hawthorne Heights weren’t just burning the candle at both ends; they were splitting it in two, then letting the flames engulf the smaller pieces completely.

Pre-orders for ‘The Rain Just Follows Me’ can be pre-ordered via the following link.

Hawthorne Hights Announce ‘If Only You Were Lonely XV’

Hawthorne Heights have announced the details of the release of their upcoming record, ‘If Only You Were Lonely XV’, to celebrate its 15th anniversary.

Retitled as ‘If Only You Were Lonely XV’ it’s scheduled to drop in April 2021 (finalised date to be confirmed), this special edition will see all of the album’s tracks reimagined and re-recorded.

On the announcement, the band says:

“Join us on an emotional trip back to 2006, while we modernize these fan favorites. Throughout the recording process, we did a deep dive into these songs to try and breathe new life while being careful to keep their original integrity. Grab your favorite pair of headphones and be prepared for the flood of memories to take you back.”

Cover out the Cover Art, Tracklisting and Pre-order options below.

01.) This Is Who We Are
02.) We Are So Last Year
03.) Language Lessons (Five Words Or Less)
04.) Pens And Needles
05.) Saying Sorry
06.) Dead In The Water
07.) I Am On Your Side
08.) Breathing In Sequence
09.) Light Sleeper
10.) Cross Me Off Your List
11.) Where Can I Stab Myself In The Ears
12.) Decembers

Pre-orders for the record can be made via their website.

Music Videos 11/11/18

Hello everybody! Welcome to another entry in the Music Video top ten list. If you’re new to the posts then this is how it goes down. Every week, I find ten of the best music video releases out there and put them into a convenient list for everyone to enjoy. Let’s get started!

First band up in the list is Dance Gavin Dance! The band released their eighth record, ‘Artificial Selection’ last week and now have released a new entry in their ‘Robot With Human Hair’ series with a new addition in the form of, ‘Son Of Robot’

 

Teesside’s own Northshore are making a name for themselves on the up and coming markets. “For What It’s Worth” is the first single and title track from their upcoming EP, which is due for release February 15th.

 

Now, just before a UK will commence with the people in Ghost Bath, Danish band MOL have a new release with the title track of their debut record, ‘Jord’.

 

Another video to go with touring. Ahead of their first headline tour of the UK, Melbourne (Yes, another Aussie band) based Pagan have a very colourful track for the aptly named, ‘Imitate Me’. It’s off their full-length record, ‘Black Wash’ which was released earlier this year.

 

Back to Britain now, we’re going for InMe for the next choice of video. They have their seventh record, ‘Jumpstart Hope’ ready to unleash upon the world and they have a preview for you in ‘For Something To Happen’.

 

Onwards from a sold out co-headline London show at Thousand Island, Metalcore up and comers TheCityIsOurs have dropped a new video for a fantastic single, ‘Casket’.

 

London based group Calva Louise have been making a few announcements as of late. From their upcoming record to tour dates, there had to be a new music video. ‘I Heard A Cry” is complete with an energetic street chase and matches the liveliness of the track itself.

 

Now we get to Ohio for emo vets Hawthorne Heights. They’re busy at the moment supporting Silverstein on their ‘When Broken Is Easily Fixed’ 15th Anniversary tour but they have a new video out for ‘Crimson Sand’.

 

Memphis May Fire have a new record out very very soon and the Post-Hardcore/ Metalcore favourites have shared a brand new single out in celebration. ‘The Old Me: sees vocalist Matty Mullins covering up his wrongdoings when he tries to bury a body when the unexpected happens.

 

Lastly, we’re going for Yorkshire based band Heartsink. They’re doing pretty well for themselves at the moment and they have a fantastic new track in the form of “Same Old Lies” which was produced by the fantastic Sleepless Productions. Let’s take a look

 

And that’s it for another round of music videos for a week. Be sure to check out my other posts for music news, photo galleries of recent shows and interviews with musicians. I’ll see you next week everyone.

Music Videos 07/09/18

Wooah, just got this one uploaded in time for my deadline!

Welcome back to another edition of the list of top ten recent music videos. All the best from around the world or as many as I can find. First up is Somerset quartet Pretty Little Enemy as they have released a video for their latest single, ‘Never Say Goodbye.’

 

And for the second video, we’re travelling all the way to Tacoma for Alternative Rockers Skating Polly. This is the third single from the band’s recent record, ‘The Make It All Show’ which was released back in May and this track also features Bratmobile’s Allison Wolfe.

 

Now, this next video is from the legend himself Andrew W.K. From the record, ‘You’re Not Alone’ is the title track off the record itself.

 

In the last week, it’s certainly been a war of words between Eminem and Machine Gun Kelly. Here’s some lyrics from ‘Kamikaze’.

If you wanna come at me with a sub, Machine Gun
And I’m talkin’ to you, but you already know who the fuck you are, Kelly.

Now, Machine Gun Jelly has responded with a track called ‘Rap Devil’ which is a play on Eminem’s 2013 track ‘Rap God’ which you can watch below.

 

And for our next video, we’re off to Shetland of all places! This band is the energetic four-piece group Forgotten Sons and you have to listen to Anthemic new track, here’s ‘Pennies In The Water’.

 

We’re off to Dayton, Ohio for our next band that is the magnificent Hawthorne Heights. Their latest record, ‘Bad Frequencies’ was released via Pure Noise Records in April and we’ve been engrossing ourselves in the record since. To add to their visuals, check out the video for ‘Bad Frequencies’ below.

 

Polish death metallers are less than a month from releasing their new record, ‘I Loved You At Your Darkest’, which will be their first full-length record in over four years. To keep us on our toes until that day comes, Check out ‘Wolves Ov Siberia’ until then.

 

It’s just a week until we have a new record by Good Charlotte in our possession. We’ve gotten some great tracks and seen them perform some of their best gigs in recent memory and now we have another track to keep us entertained until the album is ours. Here’s ‘Prayers’

 

It’s been a pretty huge week for the Aussie band Stand Atlantic. They’ e signed to Hopeless Records, Announced a new record and released a huge new track. Check out Lavender Bones below.

 

It’s a new day for Boston Manor as they have just released (today) their brand new record, ‘Welcome To The Neighbourhood. Congratulations to the new record and if you haven’t heard anything off the new record, well here’s ‘England’s Dreaming’ for you to enjoy right now!

 

And that’s it for another week of the best recent music videos, be sure to check back next week for another ten of the best.

Music Video’s 06/04/18

And we’re back, this time on time! That’s right, it’s time for another round of music videos every Friday. This is what happens on this list. I search for some of the latest and greatest videos for your viewing pleasure from all over the place. Kicking us off on this week’s list is Eva Plays Dead. We’ve missed this band on the scene in the UK but have no fear as the female-fronted foursome are well and truly back with their video for ‘Get Back. The band are currently crowdfunding an EP release so have your ears peeled for new music in the near future.

 

Next, we go the band Atilla.They’ve just left their label, SharpTone to go independent and now have recently released their second single since doing so. Check out the video for ‘Blackout’ below.

 

 

Now, going with the release of their new EP, ‘Lifestyle’, their first release since their 2013 record, ‘Nation’ and now London hardcore group TRC have dropped a video for their newest single, ‘London’s Greatest Love Story, Part II’. (Bit of a mouthful that one isn’t it? but be sure to check it out below.

 

Going to the Easter theme, it’s a time when people buy a ton of chocolate or wait…. that’s just passed. Anyways, this video is from Manchester heavy hitters Heritage with their new track ‘Born Again(st).

 

Now, Queens Of The Stone Age are getting ready for their biggest UK show to date later this summer in Finsbury Park, but it hasn’t stopped them from releasing their latest video for ‘Head Like A Haunted House’.

 

Now, I love our British bands. This next video is from rising metalcore group Shields as the band will be releasing their debut full-length record, ‘Life In Exile’ next month and ahead of the release they’ve dedicated the next video as well as the track to George Christie, the band’s guitarist who tragically took his own life earlier this year.

 

Now we go to Ohio for our next band in the form of Hawthorne Heights. They’re gearing up to release their new record, ‘Bad Frequencies’, their first record in half a decade and now they’ve debuted their single, ‘Just Another Ghost’ which you can watch below.

 

Underoath’s new record ‘Erase Me’ just dropped today but the track in question is called Rapture. It dropped last week in music video form and it’s just amazing to watch!

 

Now, this legend in the field is currently touring his tenth record, ‘Say10’ with a co-headlining run with Rob Zombie coming this summer in America but it still hasn’t stopped Marilyn Manson releasing a new video for ‘Tattooed In Reverse’ from his latest record.

 

Now I’ve saved the best for last. The other week, Panic! At The Disco dropped not one but two tracks. I’m only giving you the one, ‘Say Amen (Saturday Night) because it’s bloody, it pacing is fantastic and is a great spectacle to enjoy! This also acts as the first single for their upcoming record, ‘Pray For The Wicked’ available to buy from June 22nd later this year. Check out the video below.

 

And that’s it for another round of music video’s this week! We’ve had absolutely fantastic picks this week and I can’t wait to feat my eyes and ears on what’s to come next week.