Hawthorne Heights Team Up With Siiickbrain For Reworked Version Of “Ohio Is For Lovers”

Hawthorne Heights have joined forces with Siiickbrain to record a reworked version of their song “Ohio Is For Lovers.” You can find a video for the updated take on the track below:

Siiickbrain commented:

“This collaboration means so much to me for so many reasons. A few years ago I was listening and singing ‘Ohio Is For Lovers’ in the car and discovered for the first time that I could scream. Ever since then, Hawthorne Heights has been a huge part of the music that I create and a tremendous influence to me. The concept of the music video was heavily influenced by my love for horror films. I wanted to portray a dark, distorted take on the original song, and how sometimes you feel like you can’t live without someone.”

Hawthorne Heights frontman JT Woodruff added:

“It’s a truly treasured experience when you get to step into someone else’s world, as they step into yours. When approached by Siiickbrain, I was flattered that a younger generation of artists had even heard of us, and to work together was divine madness. I’ve never thought of my music as having a dark side, so it’s super wild to see and hear it like this”

Poli van Dam To Miss The Bombpops’ Upcoming Tour

Poli van Dam has revealed that she will be missing the band’s upcoming tour with Bayside, Senses Fail, and Hawthorne Heights. Remmington will be filling in.

Poli van Dam issued the following statement:

“Hey, what’s up? It’s me, Poli. I have an announcement to make about the upcoming Bombpops tour with Bayside, Hawthorne Heights, and Senses Fail. Unfortunately, I will not be joining my band on this one.

In February of this year, I found out that there was going to be another BabyPop on the way, in May I miscarried. To say that this was physically and emotionally exhausting is an understatement, but it made me realize that right now I need to focus on my health and my family.

Being a Type 1 Diabetic, I’ve put my health on the backburner perhaps too often, there aren’t any regrets, but it has become clear that I need to see this through. Life on the road is grueling to say the least and I’ve had my fair share of close calls – seizures, ambulances, hospitals, oh my!

But without further ado, I’m so stoked to announce that the one and only Remmington ( @rmmngtn )will be stepping in for me on these shows and the band is going to crush it out there. They have all my support and well wishes 100%, I’m grateful they are willing to all go out there and keep our songs alive.

Thank you to everybody who has supported the band and my family throughout this journey and there’s nothing but more epicness to come. See you all soon! Xoxo Poli van D”

Here’s the dates for the aforementioned tour:

08/28 Fort Lauderdale, FL – Revolution Live
08/29 Orlando, FL – House of Blues
08/30 Atlanta, GA – Heaven at The Masquerade
09/01 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
09/02 Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live!
09/03 Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall
09/04 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
09/05 Boston, MA – House of Blues
09/07 New York, NY – Terminal 5
09/08 Buffalo, NY – Buffalo Riverworks
09/10 Cleveland, OH – Agora Theater & Ballroom
09/11 Nashville, TN – Brooklyn Bowl
09/12 Sauget, IL – Pop’s
09/14 Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
09/15 Pontiac, MI – The Crofoot Ballroom
09/17 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
09/21 Dallas, TX – GMBG
09/22 Austin, TX – Emo’s
09/24 Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
09/25 Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
09/26 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
09/28 Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
09/29 Berkeley, CA – The UC Theatre
10/01 Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo
10/02 Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
10/04 Salt Lake City, UT – The Union Event Center
10/05 Englewood, CO – Gothic Theatre

Hawthorne Heights Premiere New Song “The Rain Just Follows Me”

Hawthorne Heights have released the title track of their new album “The Rain Just Follows Me.” That effort will be available in digital outlets on September 10 (physical copies out October 22). JT Woodruff commented:

“I really wanted to name this album after those lyrics. It perfectly described what I’ve been going through. During the day, everything seems totally fine, but when I lay down and turn out the lights, my world comes crashing down. If this happens on tour or at home, I usually just think of the coast. I think of the way I feel, watching pelicans on the pier. And usually everything will stabilize, but for some reason nothing was working. When you’re gone for months out of the year, it starts to feel normal. Your entire family and circle of friends have to rearrange their lives to stay connected to yours. And as much as this seems like a woe is me, touring band sob story, it really isn’t about that at all. It’s about how our society has taught us to work ourselves to exhaustion, and at the end of day, our prize is an early grave.”

Hawthorne Heights Premiere Music Video For New Song “Constant Dread” Featuring Brendan Murphy (Counterparts)

Hawthorne Heights have premiered a new video for their new song “Constant Dread.” This track features Brendan Murphy (Counterparts) and it will appear on the band’s new album “The Rain Just Follows Me,” which will be digitally released on September 10 (physical copies out October 22).

JT Woodruff said the following about the new song:

“When writing, I tend to dig through memories, both good and bad. In ‘Constant Dread,’ I was searching through one of my favorite tour memories. Warped Tour 2017, in the tour bus village. One of our favorite hardcore bands, Counterparts, was hosting karaoke. As I was standing there, Brendan hit play on Niki FM, and then threw me the microphone, and as I was singing my own song to a jury of my peers, I realized that I need to loosen up. This should be fun, not agony. When I thought about that moment, while laying bed in the throes of the terror-filled gaze of the moonlight, I knew we needed to put Brendan in this song. And I’m so glad he said yes, because absolutely crushes it. “

He also added the following about the new album:

“The most unbelievable part of this story is that this entire album was written and recorded BEFORE the pandemic. All of this darkness and turmoil is basically a summation of the coldest and loneliest nights I’ve tried to reconcile for the past 17 years.”

“We want to create the best songs that are accurate depictions of our lives and connect to other people through our songs. I hope this record helps people understand that others out there are thinking like them – and thinking about them. Everyone gets poured on in life; we just want to provide an umbrella.”

“The Rain Just Follows Me” Track Listing:

01. “Constant Dread”
02. “The Rain Just Follows Me”
03. “Holy Coast”
04. “Tired And Alone”
05. “Thunder In Our Hearts”
06. “Spray Paint It Black”
07. “Dull Headlights”
08. “Palm Canyon Drive
09. “Seafoam”
10. “Words Can’t Hurt”
11. “Bambarra Beach (The End)”

Lo-Fi Versions Of Knocked Loose, The Amity Affliction, Counterparts, Etc. Songs Featured On New Pure Noise Records Compilation

Pure Noise Records have recruited Mik and Less Gravity to create lo-fi versions of songs from artists on their roster. The compilation, which can be streamed below, features tracks by Knocked Loose, The Amity Affliction, Counterparts, The Story So Far, Hawthorne Heights, and more.

[via The PRP]

Mr. Bungle, Taking Back Sunday, Thursday, Etc. Announce Late Night Riot Fest Aftershows

Several late night afterparty shows have booked around the Riot Fest in Chicago, IL. Those concerts include:

09/17 Chicago, IL – Radius (feat. Mr. Bungle)
09/18 Chicago, IL – Cobra Lounge (feat. Thursday)
09/18 Chicago, IL – Reggie’s Rock Club (feat. The Sounds)
09/18 Chicago, IL – Radius (feat. New Found Glory, Simple Plan, & LØLØ)
09/18 Chicago, IL – The Vic Theatre (feat. Too Many Zooz & Big Freedia)
09/18 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge (feat. Dinosaur Jr. & Ryley Walker)
09/19 Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall (feat. Bayside, Senses Fail, Hawthorne Heights, & The Bombpops)
09/19 Chicago, IL – Metro (feat. Taking Back Sunday)

Hawthorne Heights Premiere “Hard To Breathe” Music Video

Hawthorne Heights have premiered a new video for their new song “Hard To Breathe.” This track will appear on the band’s new b-sides and rarities compilation “Lost Frequencies.” That effort will be released on November 8 and it will feature new songs, acoustic tracks, and covers.

JT Woodruff commented:

“I grew up in a home built on a fractured marriage, alcoholism, and a mother who loved us, but just didn’t know how to articulate it into words. We packed up all of our things and left my father behind in the winter of 1989, and never looked back. I didn’t see him again, until he was in a coffin.

‘Hard To Breathe’ is the story of my youth from 1988-1992. I spent a lot of time with quiet resentment until I found my circle of friends and felt outside love for the first time. While the story has some dark twists and turns, it’s really just an articulation of some of the coldest nights of my life.”

Silverstein Announce 20th Anniversary Tour

Silverstein have announced the dates for their 20th anniversary tour. The trek will find the band performing three sets including a “Discovering The Waterfront” set, a greatest hits set, and a stripped-down acoustic set. Four Year Strong and I The Mighty will open.

Shane Told commented:

“It feels absolutely incredible to be celebrating 20 years as a band! It feels like just yesterday we were starting this thing in Josh‘s basement – singing out of Shel Silverstein books and National Geographic magazines – and here we are embarking on our biggest tour ever. Playing three sets is definitely a huge undertaking, but you only turn 20 once. I’m excited to give our fans the longest show of our career – pulling out all the stops.”

“It’s been an amazing 20 years and this epic show is our way of saying thank you to all of our fans who jam out to us – whether they have been there since the first EP or just discovered us last month. We have the best fans in the world. Their endless support has been the reason we have been able to do this constantly for the last 20 years – to give back with this tour is the least we can do.”

Tour Dates:

01/10 Tarwin Lower, AUS – UNIFY Festival
01/12 Manila, PHL – The Skydome
01/15 Honolulu, HAI – Hawaiian Brian’s

With Hawthorne Heights:

02/07 London, UK – O2 Academy Islington
02/08 London, UK – O2 Academy Islington
02/11 Munchen, GER – Backstage Werk
02/12 Frankfurt Am Main, GER – Batschkapp
02/13 Berlin-Altglienicke, GER – SO36
02/14 Hamberg, GER – Markthalle
02/15 Köln, GER – Carlswerk Victoria

With Four Year Strong & I The Mighty:

02/28 London, ON – London Music Hall
02/29 Montreal, QC – Le National
03/01 Quebec City, QC – Imperial
03/03 Boston, MA – House of Blues
03/04 Albany, NY – Upstate Concert Hall
03/06 New York, NY – Webster Hall
03/07 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
03/08 Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
03/10 Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live!
03/11 Charlotte, NC – The Underground
03/13 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
03/14 St Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live
03/15 New Orleans, LA – Civic Theatre
03/16 Houston, TX Warehouse
03/19 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live
03/20 San Antonio, TX – Vibes
03/21 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
03/22 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine
03/24 Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
03/25 Phoenix, AZ – Marquee
03/27 Los Angeles, CA – Belasco
03/28 Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
03/29 San Francisco, CA – Regency
03/31 Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
04/01 Seattle, WA – The Showbox
04/03 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
04/04 Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
04/05 Kansas City, MO – Truman
04/07 Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
04/08 Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts
04/09 Detroit, MI – Royal Oak
04/10 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
04/11 Toronto, ON – Danforth

More information can be found HERE.

New Found Glory Premiere New Video For Their Cover Of Christina Perri’s “A Thousand Years”, Announce Fall Tour

New Found Glory have shared a new video for their cover of “A Thousand Years.” The track, which was originally recorded by Christina Perri for the “Twilight: Breaking Dawn” soundtrack, appears on the band’s “From The Screen To Your Stereo 3” release.

In other news, the group have also announced a fall tour with Hawthorne Heights, Free Throw, and Jetty Bones:

11/02 Fayetteville, AR – George’s Majestic Lounge
11/03 Oklahoma City, OK – Tower Theatre
11/05 Fort Collins, CO – Aggie Theatre
11/06 Omaha, NE – Slowdown
11/07 Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
11/08 Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre
11/09 Bloomington, IL – The Castle Theatre
11/10 Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
11/12 Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection
11/13 Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre
11/14 Montreal, QC – L’Astral
11/15 Rochester, NY – Anthology
11/16 Hartford, CT – Webster Theater
11/17 Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
11/19 Pittsburgh, PA – Roxian Theatre
11/20 Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club
11/21 Asbury Park, NJ – The Stone Pony
11/22 Huntington, NY – The Paramount
11/23 Richmond, VA – The National
11/25 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
11/26 Birmingham, AL – Saturn

Hawthorne Heights Premiere “Starlighter (Echo, Utah)” Music Video

Hawthorne Heights have premiered a new video for their song “Starlighter (Echo, Utah).” This track is from the band’s latest album “Bad Frequencies.” JT Woodruff commented:

“Since this song is about how much I hate winter, I really wanted to film footage of some of our favorite fans in California having fun. I want to run as far as I can from that snowy night in Echo, Utah and I always want to run back to California anyway. The song is about having no regrets, and always looking forward to the next stop in your life. Crank it up, and stay out of the snow. Palm trees forever.”

[via The Noise]