It looks like Spiritbox are almost finished with their new album. The band recently confirmed that today (March 1) will be their last day in the studio.
Spiritbox’s Courtney LaPlante has announced a new podcast called “Good For A Girl.” The show will focus on “female and non-binary guests from all factions of the music industry as they discuss their personal experiences of gender inequality.” Season 1 will launch on February 10 with special guest Caity Babs (SiriusXM). Further episodes will air every Wednesday at 9am PST. LaPlante commented:
“This is a place for us to let our guard down and relate to one another. There are just as many fascinating people behind the scenes as there are fascinating people under the spotlight, and learning from their experience and expertise can help the rest of us get closer to our own goals within this industry.”
Spiritbox have shared footage of “The Beauty Of Suffering” and “The Mara Effect, Pt. 3“ from their set for SiriusXM‘s “Liquid Metal Hard Attack Virtual Concert.” You can check that out below. If you missed it, you can also find footage of “Holy Roller” and “Rule Of Nines” HERE and footage of “Blessed Be” and “Belcarra“ HERE.
Spiritbox have shared footage of “Blessed Be” and “Belcarra“ from their set for SiriusXM‘s “Liquid Metal Hard Attack Virtual Concert.” You can check that out below. If you missed it, you can also find footage of “Holy Roller” and “Rule Of Nines” HERE.
Spiritbox have shared footage of “Holy Roller” and “Rule Of Nines” from their set for SiriusXM‘s “Liquid Metal Hard Attack Virtual Concert.” You can check that out below:
Spiritbox have premiered a new video for their new song “Constance.” You can check that out below:
Frontwoman Courtney LaPlante commented:
“When ‘Holy Roller‘ took off, we knew that we wanted to use the follow up single as a statement to show that we are not just going to put out the same thing over and over. We wrote the music for this song at the same time as ‘Blessed Be‘ and ‘Rule Of Nines‘, but I hadn’t ever committed to lyrics.
I came to our director Dylan [Hryciuk] with a proposition: Let’s create the music video and the lyrical content of the song at the same time. We both felt compelled for the song and story to reflect the sorrow we both feel about our grandmothers passing away recently.
Due to border shut downs, I was not able to say goodbye to my grandmother Phyllis, to whom the song is in tribute, or attend her funeral. I always promised her that I would sing at her memorial service, because she always requested a “pretty song with none of that scary screaming”. I hoped writing this song with no “scary screaming” in it would help me find a sense of closure.
Dylan wrote his video concept to honour his grandmother, Constance to whom the video is in tribute. Our music videos usually have a horror element to them, and we wanted to explore a different side of horror: the horror of feeling like your mind is betraying you, due to a long battle with dementia. With Dylan’s permission, we named the song ‘Constance’ to immortalize her story.”
Spiritbox (ex-iwrestledabearonce) will be releasing a new song titled “Constance” on Friday (December 4). You can pre-save that track HERE.
Spiritbox have premiered a new video for a remix of their song “Holy Roller.“ This version of the track features Crystal Lake‘s Ryo Kinoshita and it will appear on a 7″ single along with the original version. That effort will be released on December 4.
Courtney LaPlante commented:
“Ryo is everything I strive to be in a vocalist and entertainer, so it is truly an honor to hear him performing on this track. He has been supportive of ‘Holy Roller’ from the beginning, so it’s wonderful to have him be our first ever guest vocalist. I think when people hear his verse his vocal gymnastics will blow their minds.”
“It’s an honor to be a part of one of my favorite songs of 2020. It was so much fun to sing ‘Holy Roller’. I really really liked the concept of the song and video, so when it was released, literally every night before I went to bed I imagined how I would sing if I did some parts of the song. I love their diversity. Courtney can be anything. She screams like a demon and whispers like an angel. I can’t wait to see how people will react to this version.”
Spiritbox have reached a new partnership agreement with Rise Records through their label Pale Chord Music. With this news, the band have also announced that they will be releasing their latest single “Holy Roller” on 7″ vinyl. That effort will be available on December 4 and it will come with the original track and a remix that was done by Crystal Lake’s Ryo Kinoshita. The remix will also be released digitally on October 2. Pre-orders can be found HERE.
Courtney LaPlante said the following about partnering with Rise Records:
“We have always dreamed of partnering with a label that embraces our DIY mentality and respects our independence, a label that understands immediately what we want to accomplish and how we want to get there.
It has been surreal getting to know the team at Rise Records, never feeling like we have to be anything other than our authentic selves. They are not some monolithic corporation, but individuals with a passion for music. They understand us and allow us to just be Spiritbox, now with the resources and guidance that we have always wanted. I keep thinking I am going to wake up from some fever dream and it was all in my head.
To our fans. We are so excited to celebrate this milestone with you. We know how hard you have worked to spread the word about our band and we are so grateful for the time, energy and belief you have invested in us. We understand that with more resources comes higher expectations. We will not let you down, I promise!”
Rise Records’ Sean Heydorn added:
“We’re very excited to welcome Spiritbox to the Rise Records family and kick off this partnership with Pale Chord. The band caught our attention some time ago, and watching their exponential growth throughout an otherwise tough year for artists has been really inspiring. Despite all the band have already accomplished and done with Pale Chord, we feel it’s just the beginning.”
Spiritbox (ex-Iwrestledabearonce) have premiered a new video for their new single “Holy Roller.“ You can check that out below:
Courtney LaPlante told Revolver the following about the new track:
“This song was never intended to be a single. We wrote it in January to be an ‘angry’ pallet cleanser on an otherwise dark, moody atmospheric album. Our mission statement was: ‘Let’s make the most ridiculous song that we can.’ When we had the opportunity to tour Europe in March, we decided to put the unfinished song in our set, since we enjoyed it so much. Until our tour was cut short due to the pandemic, it was the highlight of each night.”
The band also added the following about the video:
“Making a DIY music video is always a challenge, but creating one during a pandemic presented even more obstacles. We live on an island that was virtually shut down, and this forced us to be extra creative and resourceful. We borrowed a camera, made our own props, and Bill’s wife, Ashley, happens to be a professional makeup artist so she created Courtney’s looks for the video.
We shot it over the course of two days, and aside from Courtney’s outfits getting lost in the mail, things went smoothly and we had a great time getting together to do this. It was our first time together since we flew home from our canceled tour!
Even though things feel so bleak right now, we think a lot of musicians are taking charge of their own music and visuals, and not letting this pandemic get in the way of them expressing their creativity. This is the perfect time to try new things and experiment.”