Posted in music on August 20, 2013

by Andrew Sacher

Sainthood Reps

Long Island post-hardcore band Sainthood Reps have announced that they'll release a new album, Headswell, the follow-up to their 2011 debut, on October 22 via their new label home, No Sleep Records (Braid, La Dispute). The opening track/first single, "Shelter," opens up like it's going to be a long lost Nirvana single, but then once the vocals come in, it transitions into total hardcore punk attack. Other elements of alt-rock and and a bit of shoegaze/post-rock fill the track out too, making for an anthemic and diverse recall of the '90s. Check it out below, and if you like what you hear, you can pre-order the record. That's the album art above.

As discussed, Sainthood Reps are also touring this year, and they'll play NYC on October 24 at Knitting Factory with I Am the Avalanche, I Hate Our Freedom, and Sad and French. Tickets for that show are still available.

Song stream and album tracklist below...


Sainthood Reps - "Shelter"

Sainthood Reps - Headswell Tracklist:
01. Shelter
02. Desert Song
03. The Last Place I Left You
04. Drone
05. Fall
06. Run Like Hell
07. Headswell
08. Quitter
09. Rapture Addict
10. Breath Worth Breathing

Sainthood Reps -- 2013 Tour Dates
10/24 - Knitting Factory in Brooklyn, NY*
10/25 - The Barbary in Philadelphia, PA*
10/31-11/3 - The Fest in Gainseville, FL*
11/2 - The Masquerade (Purgatory Room) in Atlanta, GA*
11/4 - Asbury Lanes in Asbury Park, NJ*

* - w/ I Am the Avalanche



Comments (19)

I can't believe there are still tickets available for the Sainthood Reps show at the end of October. Sometimes life can be pretty cool.

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2013 12:39 PM

Too many 90s throwback bands anymore

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2013 12:45 PM

This band has matured so well over time. Expecting great things from these guys!

Posted by Nabeel Shaikh | August 20, 2013 12:51 PM

Too many 90's throwback bands? What do you expect? That's bound to happen with every decade when the kids from that time are grown up and making their own music.

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2013 1:29 PM

The 90s fucking sucked.

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2013 2:07 PM

that song has been in my head for the last few hours.

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2013 4:47 PM

The 90's sucked? You're an anonymous idiot. Obviously you listened to the wrong music

Posted by GRUNDIS | August 20, 2013 8:55 PM

^Grundis, You listened to fucking pearl jam. Pearl Jam sucks.

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2013 9:02 PM

it's like trying to blow up a balloon that has a hole in it.

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2013 9:46 PM

Leaps and bounds above Monoculture. This song and "Deadlines" off their split with Weatherbox are two of the best songs I've heard all year. There many be a lot of 90's influenced bands coming out in the scene now but these guys along with Title Fight and Balance and Composure are at the top of the pack.

Posted by Anonymous | August 29, 2013 10:55 PM

2:07 was born in 1995 & knows fuck all about the '90s.

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Posted by boardwalk residences | January 10, 2014 4:44 AM

This sounds like anthrax and Alice in chains, if they were practicing in the same building.

Posted by Thomas | January 30, 2014 12:09 PM

its not screaming. its shouting, and i love it. your music is so rad and the timbre of your tone is off the chain.

Posted by Kenneth | February 7, 2014 8:03 AM

Awesome :) the vocalists sounds like that of Jonezetta.

Posted by Shane | May 12, 2014 3:05 AM

pretty sure none of the band has any relation to or is anyone in brand new..

Posted by Arielle | May 28, 2014 12:17 PM

Actually I am a big fan of Sainthood Reps,I have collect all of track they released,It's also awesome track,But i want to get regular track from them.

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