Charlotte, NC-based indie outfit HRVRD announces the September 4 digital release of "Cardboard Houses" and "Parts & Labor" - two brand new tracks. The songs will also be released together as a 7" vinyl later this year. Details on the official vinyl release date will be announced soon.
Today, HRVRD is also premiering a live video, featuring a stripped down performance of "Cardboard Houses" that can be viewed HERE.
"This song is a glimpse in to new territories of sound for us, while remaining true to our rock-band format. You can take the dynamics of the song and imagine all of those sounds expounded upon in their own right on the record. There are acoustics, brushes, piano, lots of guitar feedback…but it all fits together and still manages to get pretty loud," explains HRVRD vocalist Jesse Clasen of the new song.
"I'd rather let people relate to our lyrics in their own ways; however, this song may need some clarification. After one listen to the song, I'm sure most people will find it a bit political, but we are - in no way - a band with a political agenda. We wrote the song right as the uproars in Tunisia and Egypt were taking place. The song certainly mirrors the social unrest seen around the world while also touching on my own struggles to find a place in America's consumer capitalism. Both have inspired the song, the story, and the imagery but in no way are we calling for or condoning any sort of plan or action of violence against any political figures. It's just a story. The music paints a picture and evokes a certain mood. It may reflect certain parts of reality or society but it's processed through fictitious narratives or sometimes just abstractions."
The new album, which will be released in early 2013, was recorded at Salad Days Studios in Baltimore, MD with producer Brian McTernan (Circa Survive, Senses Fail). It will be HRVRD's Equal Vision Records debut, released in partnership with Enjoy The Ride Records.
The five-piece band has also just announced a coast to coast US run. On the tour, HRVRD will be performing songs off of their previous full-length, The Inevitable and I, as well as select songs off of the band's forthcoming full-length album - including "Cardboard Houses". All upcoming tour dates can be seen below.
HRVRD Tour Dates