Equal Vision SXSW Showcase and Spring Sampler announced!

On Friday, March 16, Equal Vision Records will host their label showcase in Austin, TX at SXSW 2012. Performing at the free, all-ages event will be Say Anything, who will release Anarchy, My Dear, their new full-length album and Equal Vision Records debut, on March 13th.

Earlier this week, Rolling Stone Magazine premiered the band’s new song “So Good” as a free download on their website.

Co-headlining the show will be We Came As Romans. The Detroit, MI-based band is currently featured on the cover of Alternative Press’ ‘100 Bands You Need To Know in 2012’ issue, which is available now for pre-order and will be on newsstands March 6th. Also appearing in the issue are labelmates I the Mighty, Glass Cloud, For All I Am and Ghost Thrower.

We Came As Romans just recently returned from tours in Europe and Japan and will kick off The Fire and Ice Tour, a full US headlining run in support of their recently released album Understanding What We’ve Grown To Be, on Friday, March 9th in Covington, KY.

Sharing the stage with Say Anything and We Came As Romans will be Glass Cloud, Life On Repeat, Set It Off, Ghost Thrower, I the Mighty, and The Soroka Agency’s special guest Young Statues. The event begins at noon in the newly established venue Lucky 13 (418 E 6th St at Neches St).

In anticipation of SXSW, Equal Vision Records is streaming their new Spring sampler on, with tracks by Say Anything, Eisley and I the Mighty, as well the debut of new songs from TALLHART, Life On Repeat and Glass Cloud.

Among the premieres is a lyric video for “White Flag” – the first song ever released by Glass Cloud, which is fronted by Jerry Roush (ex-Of Mice & Men/Sky Eats Airplane). On March 20th, the newly formed band will put out a two-song digital release of “White Flag” and “Counting Sheep” (via iTunes, Amazon, etc.) and will release a full-length album later this year. In addition to SXSW, Glass Cloud will perform at festivals such as New England Metal Fest, Jamboree, Never Say Never, South By So What and on the Road To Metal Fest Tour with headliners Iwrestledabearonce.

Similarly, TALLHART’s new song “Fever (Sister of Mine)” will be released via digital retailers on March 6th with a new EP to follow this Spring. Details for the EP release will be announced soon. TALLHART is the first band signed to Rory Records, Max Bemis of Say Anything’s imprint label on Equal Vision Records. The Tampa, FL-based indie quartet will be on tour with Eisley in March, followed by dates with Say Anything in April.

The Spring 2012 Sampler tracklisting can be seen below, as well as set times for the EVR SXSW showcase. All tour dates and upcoming release dates for Equal Vision Records’ artists can be found on

12:15 – 12:40 Young Statues (The Soroka Agency special guests)
12:55 – 1:20 I the Mighty
1:35 – 2:00 Ghost Thrower
2:15 – 2:45 Set It Off
3:00 – 3:30 Life On Repeat
3:45 – 4:15 Glass Cloud
4:30 – 5:00 We Came As Romans
5:15 – 5:55 Say Anything

1. Say Anything – “Say Anything”
2. Eisley – “Deep Space”
3. TALLHART – “Fever (Sister of Mine)”
4. I the Mighty – “The Dreamer”
5. Life On Repeat – “Atypical”
6. Glass Cloud – “White Flag”