Drowningman Premiere New Song “It Will End In Cops”

Drowningman have premiered a new song titled “It Will End In Cops.” This track and “Navigating Grief And Loss In A Pre-Apocalyptic Landscape“ are featured on the band’s “Later Day Saints” EP, which is now available digitally. That effort can also be pre-ordered on 7″ vinyl and cassette.

Simon Brody commented:

“The first song on ‘Later Day Saints‘ was recorded shortly before the holidays this year. ‘Navigating Grief and Loss in a Pre-apocalyptic Landscape‘ was released on New Years Day, but the second song wasn’t finished until February. In part this was due to COVID, in part it was due to the difficult nature of the lyrical content of ‘It Will End in Cops.’

I made revisions, emphasizing the sarcastic elements of the song, not wanting to be seen as glorifying toxic masculinity or ‘romanticizing violence.’ The truth is ‘violence’ has become very casual. Wilder death threats are made every minute on the internet than you will find in any Drowningman song. Violence is now done at arms length, typed into someone’s comments, via press release, or by certified mail. Whatever happened to settling things on the front yard?

At the end of the day, I’m proud of what we did here. Matt Roy and Javin provided the riffs that begged for a recitation of every death threat I’ve uttered after being cut off in traffic over the last decade. Working with Vinnie at the Underground Studio was great, he encouraged me to explore melodic possibilities instead of non-stop venom.

These two songs felt like a complete work. We may re-record them with Steve Evetts for the LP later this summer, because our new drummer Jon Cole (ex-Psyopus, Powerwolves) has been making the songs his own. ‘Later Day Saints‘ is the first chapter in a new book of Drowningman.

One last thing, previously, I left it up to the listener to figure out. Now I am spelling it out. Take the commotion back inside, or square up on the lawn. This isn’t the romance of violence, this is the reality. It Will End in Cops.”

[via Brooklyn Vegan]

Drowningman & mewithoutYou Drop Off 2021 Furnace Fest, Deafheaven & Microwave Added

Drowningman and mewithoutYou have dropped off the 2021 Furnace Fest. With this news, it has also been revealed that Deafheaven and Microwave have been added to the lineup. The festival is currently scheduled to take place at the Sloss Furnaces in Birmingham, AL on September 24-26.

Here’s the updated daily lineups:

September 24: Underoath, As Cities Burn, Astronoid, Cave In, Converge, Defeater, Eighteen Visions, Emery, END, Every Time I Die, Few Left Standing, From Autumn To Ashes, Gideon, Haste, If I Die First, Luxury, MR. ENC, Narcissus, Reclaim The Empyre, Rivals, SeeYouSpaceCowboy, Silent Planet, Stavesacre, Terminal, Terror, Thursday, Unwed Sailor, Walls Of Jericho, With Honor, and Zao.

September 25: Taking Back Sunday, All Get Out, Anberlin, The Appleseed Cast, The Beautiful Mistake, Beloved, Better Off, The Bled, Bloodjinn, Cartel, Codeseven, The Darling Fire, Deafheaven, Evergreen Terrace, For The Best, Further Seems Forever, He Is Legend, Hopesfall, Jeremy Enigk, Life In Your Way, Living Sacrifice, Mae, Mayday Parade, Mineral, Misery Signals, Nominee, Poison The Well, Scary Kids Scaring Kids, Shai Hulud, Stretch Arm Strong, and Touché Amoré.

September 26: Killswitch Engage, Andrew W.K., August Burns Red, Bad Cop Bad Cop, Be Well, Boysetsfire, Bury Your Dead, The Casket Lottery, Comeback Kid, Copeland, Counterparts, Darkest Hour, ERRA, Face To Face, Fit For A King, The Get Up Kids, Holy + Gold, Hot Water Music, The Judas Cradle, The Juliana Theory, Knocked Loose, Love Is Red, Meadows, Microwave, Motionless In White, Piebald, Showbread, Turnstile, and Unearth.

Norma Jean, Zao, Walls Of Jericho, Etc. Set For Furnace Fest Pre-Party Shows

Organizers of the 2021 Furnace Fest have booked two pre-party shows before the event. Those include the following:

09/23 Birmingham, AL – Iron City (feat. Norma Jean, Remembering Never, Drowningman, Sleeping By The Riverside, and Across Five Aprils)
09/23 Birmingham, AL – Seasick Records (feat. Zao, Walls Of Jericho, and Shai Hulud)