Sainthood Reps announce new LP, ‘Headswell’ (stream a track)
by Andrew Sacher
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:
02. Desert Song
03. The Last Place I Left You
06. Run Like Hell
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