Hawthorne Heights Hope Ep, Out Now On Cardboard Empire Records
OH alt-rock veterans Hawthorne Heights have released their new EP HOPE today via their label Cardboard Empire Records. The band has posted a lyric video for the track “New Winter” which can be viewed at: http://youtu.be/0WqKrMq2XCE.
HOPE is the second album in a three-part trilogy that began last year with, HATE, the first release on Cardboard Empire Records. HOPE includes eight brand new, energetic songs and promises to have to you singing along, stage-diving and screaming your lungs out like no other Hawthorne Heights album before it.
As Absolutepunk noted, “"It’s always a risky move to go the DIY route. Instead it has reinvigorated the band's creativity and their career. The band has been to hell and back and have lived to tell their story, which has resulted in the band's best album to date."
Altpress.com raves, “The independent life seems to suit Hawthorne Heights well. After nearly a decade of time spent on labels, the group have exercised their liberties as free agents, undertaking a three-EP series completely funded and released on their own dime. While last year’s Hate found the band exploring their angst-fueled hardcore roots, Hope dials the frustration back a bit, opting for a more melodic sound. The title track might be the most optimistic song of the band’s career; the song is an unabashedly poppy number featuring one of the group’s best hooks. “It always guides me home/Hope, it’s our favorite song when the tour is way too long/All I have is hope,” sings JT Woodruff, and it’s an empowering bend-but-not-break statement from a singer who’s experienced plenty of personal and professional heartbreaks. Hope is loaded with enough strong material to keep Hawthorne Heights on the road, right where they belong.
HOPE is available everywhere DIGITALLY now. Physical copies are exclusively available on the web store and at tour dates. www.hawthorneheightsstore.com.
Hawthorne Heights have launched their Summer Of Hope headline tour with support from Forever Came Calling, Failsafe and Super Prime. Life On Repeat and Set It Off will be doing select dates. The trek runs through July 14. See tour admat below. For tickets visit: summerofhopetour.com.
SUMMER OF HOPE TOUR:
DATE CITY VENUE
June 1-Canton, OH @ Auricle (HOPE CD RELEASE SHOW) June 2-Erie, PA @ Edinboro Campus Events Center June 3-Rochester, NY @ Water Street Music Hall June 4-Buffalo, NY @ Pro Music Center June 5-Stowe, VT @ Rusty Nail Bar & Grill June 6-Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance June 7-Providence, RI @ Firehouse 13 June 8-Danbury, CT @ Heirloom Arts June 9-Rockville Centre, NY @ Vibe Lounge June 10-Towson, MD @ Recher Theater June 11-Virginia Beach, VA @ Shaka's June 12-Knoxville, TN @ Longbranch Saloon June 14-Little Rock, AR @ Juanitas June 15-Dallas, TX @ Trees June 16-San Antonio, TX @ The Green Room June 17-Houston, TX @ Scout Bar - FREE SHOW June 18-Midland, TX @ Pine Box June 19-Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad June 20-Phoenix, AZ @ The Underground June 21-San Diego, CA @ The Casbah June 22-Los Angeles, CA @ Key Club June 23-Bakersfield, CA @ On The Rocks June 24-Santa Cruz, CA @ The Pioneer June 26-Portland, OR @ Branx June 27-Seattle, WA @ Vera Project June 28-Spokane, WA @ A Club June 29-Provo, UT @ Velour June 30-Casper, WY @ Sunset Bar & Grill July 1-Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive July 5-Tulsa, OK @ The Eclipse July 6-Wichita, KS @ The Scene-ary July 7-Herrin, IL @ HITTS July 8-Terre Haute, IN @ THMV July 9-Evansville, IN @ The Hatch July 10-Cape Girardeau, MO @ Pitters July 11-Indianapolis, IN @ Hoosier Dome July 12-Steger, IL @ Another Hole In The Wall July 13-Whitesburg, KY @ Tourism Building July 14-El Paso TX-Tattoo Convention
Hawthorne Heights is also confirmed for the No Blur Circuit Festival in Udagawacho , Japan on July 18th.