HAIL THE SUN PREMIERES FULL ALBUM STREAM AND TRACK-BY-TRACK VIA ALTERNATIVE PRESS
Equal Vision Records’ Hail The Sun has partnered with Alternative Press today to premiere their new full-length Culture Scars, as well as an elaborate track-by-track look at the album. The exclusive feature can be seen now at AltPress.com. Culture Scars will officially be released on June 17 – just before the band begins their run on the 2016 Vans Warped Tour. All upcoming tour dates can be found below, including several one-off shows leading up to and following Warped Tour.
Culture Scars is Hail The Sun’s third full-length, and was recorded with producer Mike Watts (The Dear Hunter, Hopesfall, As Cities Burn). The thoughtprovoking album offers a dark mix of personal reflection and social commentary, exploring the relationships between observation vs. action and perception vs. reality – and the effect of each on human emotion and society as a whole.
Lyrically, the album also explores vocalist/drummer Donovan Melero’s personal journey of overcoming addiction and reflects on his growth since that time, and the impact that getting sober (now seven years clean) has had on his perception of himself, his past relationships, and his resulting appreciation for his family, friends and the opportunity to make music and tour with his bandmates.
The quartet also recently debuted videos for “Words of Gratitude (Parents)”, “Paranoia” and “Burn Nice and Slow (The Formative Years)”, which features an incredible animated storyline.
Pre-orders for Culture Scars are available at hailthesun.merchnow.com. The first pressing for the LP is limited to 1000, with three color variations including 700 on sand colored vinyl (MerchNOW/retail), 200 on forest green vinyl (tour exclusive) and 100 on opaque white vinyl (MerchNOW).
Culture Scars is the follow-up to Wake (2014) and two prior self-released albums: Elephantitis EP (2012) and Pow! Right in the Kisser! (2010). Hail The Sun is comprised of Donovan Melero (vocals, drums), Aric Garcia (guitar), John Stirrat (bass), and Shane Gann (guitar).
Hail The Sun w/My Iron Lung and Hearts Like Lions
Jun 15 San Francisco, CA @ Brick and Mortar
Jun 17 Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction*
Jun 18 Van Nuys, CA @ White Oak Music Hall
Jun 19 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues – Voodoo Room
Jun 20 Scottsdale, AZ @ Pub Rock
Jun 21 El Paso, TX @ Mesa Music Hall
Jun 22 Albuquerque, NM @ The Co-op
*Hail The Sun w/My Iron Lung and VIS only
2016 Vans Warped Tour
Jun 24 Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion
Jun 25 San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
Jun 26 Houston, TX @ NRG Park Main St Yellow Lot
Jun 27 New Orleans, LA @ Mardi Gras World
Jun 29 Nashville, TN @ The Fairgrounds
Jun 30 Atlanta, GA @ Lakewood Amphitheatre
Jul 01 St. Petersburg, FL @ Vinoy Park
Jul 02 Orlando, FL @ Tinker Field
Jul 03 West Palm Beach, FL @ S. Florida Fairgrounds
Jul 05 Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
Jul 06 Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
Jul 07 Syracuse, NY @ Lakeview Amphitheater
Jul 08 Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion
Jul 09 Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
Jul 10 Hartford, CT @ XFINITY Theatre
Jul 11 Scranton, PA @ The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
Jul 13 Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center
Jul 14 Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Jul 15 Pittsburgh, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion
Jul 16 Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion