Of Mice & Men Premiere New Song “Echo”

Of Mice & Men have shared the title track of their new album “Echo.” That effort will be released on December 3 and it will feature the group’s recent EPs, “Timeless” and “Bloom,” and a new EP titled “Ad Infinitum.” Aaron Pauley commented:

“‘Echo‘ is a song about one’s growing sensitivity to the transient nature of life, and one’s awareness to the similarities between the current human experience and human experiences of the past.”

Of Mice & Men Premiere “Fighting Gravity” Video

Of Mice & Men have premiered a new video for their new song “Fighting Gravity.” This track is from the band’s new album “Echo,” which will be released on December 3. That effort will feature the group’s recent EPs, “Timeless” and “Bloom,” and a new EP titled “Ad Infinitum.”

Aaron Pauley said the following about the new song:

“‘Fighting Gravity‘ is about learning to let go, while also recognizing the impermanence and shortness of life. We think we’re in control of so much, but we’re really not, and that existential dilemma is at the foundation of the human condition.”

The band also added the following about the album:

“‘Echo‘ is a snapshot of the last year-and-a-half of our lives. It covers loss and growth, life and impermanence, love, and the infinite – how the most wonderful and most tragic parts of the human experience are deeply intertwined.”

“Echo” Track Listing:

01. “Timeless”
02. “Obsolete”
03. “Anchor”
04. “Levee”
05. “Bloom”
06. “Pulling Teeth”
07. “Mosaic”
08. “Fighting Gravity”
09. “Echo”
10. “Helplessly Hoping” (Crosby, Stills And Nash cover)

Of Mice & Men Premiere New Song “Mosaic”

Of Mice & Men have premiered a new song titled “Mosaic.” Vocalist/bassist Aaron Pauley commented:

“‘Mosaic‘ is about questioning whether or not we, as human beings, can overcome our seemingly primal need for combativeness, because it’s more prevalent than ever in our lives these days.”

Of Mice & Men Tease New Song “Pulling Teeth”

Of Mice & Men have shared a teaser for their new song “Pulling Teeth.“ That track is from the band’s new EP “Bloom,“ which will be released on May 28.

Of Mice & Men Tease New Song “Levee”

Of Mice & Men have shared a teaser for their new song “Levee.“ That track is from the band’s new EP “Bloom,“ which will be released on May 28.

Of Mice & Men Premiere “Bloom” Video

Of Mice & Men have premiered a new video for the title track of their new EP “Bloom.” That effort will be released on May 28 and it will serve as part two of the band’s EP trilogy. Aaron Pauley commented:

“‘Bloom‘ is a song about grieving the death of a family member. It’s about understanding, through that loss, that grief is not only love in its most visceral and wildest form, but that it’s also the ultimate price we pay to experience such love. To know profound grief is to have known profound love. Nothing and no one lasts forever. Love isn’t a bouquet of plastic flowers; it’s watching the petals fall.”

Of Mice & Men Premiere New Song “Timeless”

Of Mice & Men have premiered a new single titled “Timeless.” This song is the title track of the band’s new EP, which will be released on February 26. Aaron Pauley commented:

“‘Timeless‘ is a song about becoming increasingly aware of impermanence, written through somewhat of a somber, yet romantic, lens. At the beginning of the pandemic, I was watching a lot of black and white movies. One of my favorite movies is Casablanca. I wonder if any original copies exist. You know, although that movie is universally regarded as being timeless, the actual celluloid is so fragile. But I think we find a special kind of vibrance in life when we’re aware of our own impermanence.”

Of Mice & Men Appear To Be Planning An EP Trilogy For This Year

As previously reported, Of Mice & Men will be releasing a new EP titled “Timeless” on February 26. However, it looks like that won’t be the only new music from the band this year. While responding to a fan on Twitter, Aaron Pauley seemed to suggest that the effort is just the first of three EPs that the group have planned for this year.

[via The PRP]

Of Mice & Men Premiere New Song “Obsolete”

Of Mice & Men have premiered a new song titled “Obsolete.” This track is from the band’s new EP “Timeless,” which will be released on February 26 via SharpTone Records.

Aaron Pauley said the following about the new song:

“It’s a song about questioning how future-proof one is in the grand scheme of things, and acknowledging that maybe we aren’t at all. I think we all wonder, to a certain extent, whether or not we’ll fit into the future, or how we would, or what that would look like. Obsolescence is very prevalent in our lives. We see how quickly old phones become virtually useless, how quickly fads and trends come and go. It’s all too easy to ponder about when you’ll become a covered wagon, or a flip phone, or Myspace.”

He also added the following about the EP:

“There’s an old idiom about what you’re supposed to do when life gives you lemons. Sadly, to disappoint, this wasn’t exactly that. We started writing this EP shortly before the initial lockdowns in spring of 2020, before we knew that our world was about to become a radically different place. A lot of these songs were born from a place of wondering how we’d fit into 2020 and beyond, both as adults in our 30s as well as a band that’s a decade into our existence.”

Pauley also commented on signing to SharpTone Records:

“It’s pretty exciting to be working with a new label. We still have a great relationship with our previous label — it was just time to shake things up, and after conversations and meetings with various labels, we felt that our vision for the future of OM&M matched most closely with SharpTone‘s. Working with Shawn and the team has been incredibly rewarding, and we’re all super excited with what’s to come!”

Former Of Mice & Men Frontman Austin Carlile Denies Sexual Assault Allegations

As previously reported, Austin Carlile (ex-Of Mice & Men/Attack Attack!) was recently accused of rape and sexual assault, while Alternative Press were accused of burying the story. Now, Carlile has issued his own statement denying the allegations.

Carlile said the following:

“In my younger years, I absolutely was not the best person, but I have never physically abused, preyed upon, forced myself upon, or drugged any woman. These accusations are false and defamatory.

I am not a perfect person: I smoked marijuana daily, drank often, got into fights and acted like a jerk more times than I can count. I did things and acted in ways that I am not proud of, but never have I violated anyone. These ‘accusations’ being thrown around on social media, in our current ‘cancel culture’ climate, are extremely heinous and completely without merit.

My wife is a molestation and rape survivor, and I have personally seen the deep, long-standing pain that she battles with every day. I have spent years surrendering my flesh over to God, allowing Him to constantly improve who I am as a man, husband, and father. During this past week, I have even had the joy of seeing the heartbeat of my new child for the very first time. Today, I am focused on supporting my pregnant wife, our daughter, this new blessing in our lives, my health, my wife’s health, and striving to be a better person every day.

These accusations have been investigated by the appropriate authorities as well as independent journalists and were determined to be unfounded. I apologize to the Marfan Foundation, I Am Second, my former bandmates and any of our dedicated fans who have been unjustly brought into this controversy and wish them all nothing but the best.

All women deserve to feel safe, supported, and heard, but these unjust attacks upon my family and accusations against me, are decades-old claims that are unfounded.“