The classic late '90s / early 2000s Long Island emo sound has been back in a big way thanks to modern-day LI torch-carriers like Koyo and Stand Still, and if you're into that kinda stuff, another band you need on your radar is Private Mind. They share members with LIHC bands Warehouse, Hangman, Detriment, and Ennui, and they cite hometown influences like Silent Majority and On the Might of Princes. You can definitely hear that coming through in their 2020 debut self-titled EP, which is about to be re-released by Static Era Records along with the new song "Strangers," which premieres in this post.

"'Strangers' is about the desire to experience the things you enjoy doing for the first time again, in times when depression seems to drain the excitement out of them," vocalist/guitarist Dan Alivio tells us. "It serves as a perfect bridge between our EP and the newer music we have been working on, incorporating driving punk/hardcore parts contrasted with a catchy chorus. The song was written over a year prior to its set release and I hope that it will get people hyped on what we have coming up, as we’ve matured and developed greatly since then. We are slowly, but surely growing into a sound that is familiar yet pushes us to step out of our comfort zone."

Listen to the new song and stream the original 2020 EP below. The band also have an upcoming show Long Island show opening for Iron Chic, followed by a short Northeast run opening with Montclair, and those dates are all listed below too.

Private Mind -- 2022 Tour Dates
5/28 - Long Island, NY @ Amityville Music Hall w/ Iron Chic, Shellshag, Family Dinner
6/2 - Long Island, NY @ Massapequa VFW w/ Montclair
6/3 - Wallingford, CT @ Wamleg w/ Adrienne, Montclair, Spaced
6/4 - Syracuse, NY @ TBA w/ Montclair
6/5 - Elizabeth, NJ @ The Litterbox w/ Only Sibling, Montclair

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