Sat Nov 9 2019
6:30 PM (Doors 5:30 PM)
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Kickstand Productions Presents
New Found Glory,
Dayton, OH natives, Hawthorne Heights are back with their first release on Pure Noise Records, BAD FREQUENCIES (out 4/27/18). After 14 years, HAWTHORNE HEIGHTS - JT Woodruff (Vocals, Guitar), Mark McMillon (Guitar, Backing Vocals), Matt Ridenour (Bass, Backing Vocals), Chris Popadak (Drums) are still delivering monumental albums and maintaining their DIY mentality, while remaining dedicated to their longtime fans. Both their releases, The Silence in Black and White, and If Only You Were Lonely, received Gold certifications, as well as their single “Saying Sorry”. Says Woodruff: “It's easy to stay inspired if you keep a level head. To last a decade you have to have strong fan support, strong relationships, and the ability to improvise. We have found that maintaining your core values will take you wherever you want to go in life.”
The forthcoming album, BAD FREQUENCIES was produced by the band and Nick Ingram (Hotel Books, Capital House Studio) , and mixed by Cameron Webb (Grammy Winner, Motorhead, NOFX, Social Distortion, Pennywise). The first single, “Pink Hearts” is about “burning through relationships, because you are selfishly just having fun when you are young,” says Woodruff. “Eventually you have to wake up and grow up, and hope that you haven’t cut someone too deep.”
With the release of BAD FREQUENCES, Hawthorne Heights hope to continue connecting with their unwavering fan base, and share music they’re truly proud of with a wider audience. Says Woodruff: “We’ve always tried to be a shining light for our fans. Some of them look to us as a sign of hope, and we appreciate that. We try to write songs from bad experiences in our lives, in a way that they can relate to their bad experiences. Hawthorne Heights has always taken a "We're All In This Together" approach, and we still stand by that.”
Free Throw Bio 2019-
After two studio albums and nearly seven years as a band, Free Throw is making a significantchange to their identity. The group—who has sung openly of personal struggles related tosubstance abuse and body image—is holding nothing back onWhat’s Pastis Prologue, theirthird full length record, due out March 29, 2019 on Triple Crown Records.
Past releases may have provided small glimpses into Free Throw’s history as a band andpersonal lives outside of music, butWhat’s Past is Prologueis the groupat their mostforthcoming. The 12 tracks contained on the album detail the continuing mental healthstruggles of lead singer Cory Castro, and serve as a complete story of what happens when youdecide that everything in your life needs to change.
“This album is very much about me hitting rock bottom from a mental health standpoint andthe process I took in building myself back up,” Castro explained. “With the last record, I wastrying to talk about my mental health, but at the time I was actually going through it. The lastalbum felt like I was yelling from the void. This time I’m looking back into the void and I’m ableto understand what was going on.
”The beautiful anguish that often comes with personal growth and an unexpected reckoning ofself is palpable from the album’s outset. Beginning with “Smokes, Let’s Go”—a track oftransition that features surprisingly delicate vocals and simple strings switches to impassionedshouts and furious instrumentals—Free Throw lead us out of the darkness and intothe light.
As Castro explains, the record is split into two parts. The first half ofWhat’s Past is Prologueexplores the weight of personal blame, with singles—including the gunning and practicallyunstoppable “Tail Whip, Struggle” and the limitless,swaying tenderness of “Stay Out Of TheBasement”—setting the stage for an impactful finale. As the album nears its conclusion,“Today Is Especially Delicious” provides a tumultuous turning point, with the band tearingthrough Castro’s shouted confessionof “Is this what I had planned for my life/I need a hand ofsome type to pull me up and break this cycle of drinking for breakfast.
”That frank sincerity propels the album forward, and serves as a catalyst of change for the band.As a group, Free Throwhas consistently turned their darkest days into moments that fans cansing and dance-along to, and for the first time, the band has arrived at this place where it’s allcoming together, and maybe this is really only just the beginning. “This is the first Free Throwrecord with a happy ending,” Castro said. “The album leads to an ending of where the bandstands today. We’re all happy to be doing what we’re doing, and it’s kind of the happy momentwhere we’ve become the band we were always meant to be.”
New Found Glory, Hawthorne Heights, Free Throw, Jetty Bones
Sat Nov 9 2019 6:30 PM
(Doors 5:30 PM)