watch On the Might of Princes’ new video from ‘Where You Are and Where You Want to Be’ reissue
Long Island emo/post-hardcore vets On The Might of Princes were around for just three albums in the late '90s and early 2000s, and the scream/sung sound that they perfected on 2001's Where You Are and Where You Want to Be proved to be a pretty big influence on a lot of the emo/post-hc that was getting popular at the time (and in at least one case, their album title was pretty influential too). Just ahead of that album's 20th anniversary, they've given it an expanded reissue today via Dead Broke Rekerds (pre-order). It features alternate versions, a live recording, a demo, and non-album track "Hell or High Water," the latter of which we're premiering a video for. The video's made up of live footage of OTMOP back in the day as well from their early 2010s reunion, and it really reminds you how much of a force this band was live. Watch the video and stream the whole expanded reissue below. You can order the LP here.
Rest in peace Jason Rosenthal.
Video directed, edited and produced by Mario Quintero of AudioMQ.com
Co-directed + co-produced by Chris Enriquez of Housed Recordings
Additional footage courtesy of Sinny Singh of hate5six.com (Irving Plaza) + Torsten Meyer of Unartig (Saint Vitus)
Song remastered by Carl Saff
There's also a GoFundMe for an upcoming OTMOP documentary:
Former drummer, Chris Enriquez is raising money to release a full-length documentary to tell the bands full story and history and of course to honor the legacy of his fallen bandmate, Jason Rosenthal. Video Editor, Mario Quintero (of the band Spotlights) will be handling the technical aspects of production while Chris will be handling all of the interviews from former band members and artists who were inspired by the band. This effort comes around the same time of the re-release of 'Where You Are and Where You Want To Be' on Dead Broke Rekerds on 4/10/20.
The goal is to raise the money needed to produce the film by 6/1/20 so that the film can be completed for a Fall 2020 release. No profits will be made, all funds will go towards production. The film will be premiered at a music venue initially, followed by a Q&A with the band and then available for free online streaming for all to enjoy.
You can donate here.