HAIL THE SUN SIGNS TO EQUAL VISION RECORDS
Chico, CA’s Hail The Sun has signed to Equal Vision Records and is premiering “Paranoia” – a new demo from their upcoming full-length. “Paranoia” can be heard now at Youtube.com/equalvision. The band has also announced a new headline tour, with support from Oranges and Makari.
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The tour will bring them to the east coast, where they will enter the studio with producer Mike Watts (The Dear Hunter, Hopesfall, As Cities Burn) to record their third full-length.
“Musically and lyrically, this song is about the perspective of how you see yourself versus how others see you, and whether it matters or not if there is a difference,” reveals Hail The Sun vocalist/drummer Donovan Melero. “This is a demo version, of course, and will be redone in our sessions with Watts. We wanted to share this anyway to put something new out into the world and have it be something special for our friends and early supporters.”
“We are going to be spending a month in New York in the studio with Mike Watts. Mike feels like the perfect fit for the raw, yet still polished, sound that we are seeking, and that some of our inspirations have captured in the past,” continues Melero. “We aren’t slowing down one bit stylistically, but rather taking the same Hail The Sun we all know and developing it even more. Our vision is another collection of songs that, when performed, we can play from the heart and really feel the meaning and vibe of each. We are all about playing music that we love, while keeping the integrity of songwriting and meaning intact. And we plan to do just that.”
Hail The Sun is comprised of Donovan Melero (vocals, drums), Aric Garcia (guitar), John Stirrat (bass), and Shane Gann (guitar).
The forthcoming album will be the follow-up to Wake (2014) and two prior self-released albums: Elephantitis EP (2012) and Pow! Right in the Kisser! (2010).
“When we put out Wake on Blue Swan Records, we were excited to live that journey, and we have nothing but gratitude and respect for Will [Swan] and BSR, and still look forward to working with those bands,” says Melero. “And now that we have signed to Equal Vision Records, we are grateful to have another journey ahead of us, on a label whose bands we’ve grown up listening to. It’s all such a great time for this band. We really couldn’t be more stoked.”
To date, the band has toured and shared stages with the likes of Dance Gavin Dance, A Lot Like Birds, Polyphia, I the Mighty, and Stolas; And has performed at festivals such as South by So What?!, SXSW, and Never Say Never.
Hail The Sun is currently on tour with Our Last Night, Palisades, and new Equal Vision Records’ labelmates Picturesque. All upcoming tour dates can be found below.
Our Last Night w/Palisades, Hail The Sun and Picturesque
Dec 02 Greensboro, NC @ Greene Street
Dec 03 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
Dec 04 Orlando, FL @ Backbooth
Dec 05 Jacksonville, FL @ 1904 Music Hall
Dec 07 Houston, TX @ Walters
Dec 08 Fort Worth, TX @ Tomcats West
Dec 09 El Paso, TX @ Mesa Music Hall+
Dec 10 Phoenix, AZ @ Joe’s Grotto
Dec 11 San Diego, CA @ Soma Side Stage
Dec 12 Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
+ Hail The Sun w/Picturesque only
Hail The Sun w/Oranges and Makari
Jan 08 Sacramento, CA @ The Boardwalk*
Jan 09 Fresno, CA @ Strummers*
Jan 10 Flagstaff, AZ @ The Hive*
Jan 11 Albuquerque, NM @ The Co-op*
Jan 13 Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog Bar*
Jan 14 San Antonio, TX @ The Korova*
Jan 15 Tyler, TX @ Crossroads^
Jan 16 Oklahoma City, OK @ 89th St. Collective^
Jan 17 Springfield, MO @ Outland Ballroom^
Jan 18 Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theater^
Jan 19 Pittsburgh, PA @ The Smiling Moose^
Jan 20 Clifton, NJ @ Dingbatz^
*w/ Oranges and Makari
^w/ Makari only