Dayton, OH rock band Hawthorne Heights has released the new HATE EP today on Cardboard Empire, the band’s newly launched record label. The first in a planned series of three EPs, HATE is available now via all digital retail sites:
Limited edition physical copies of the disc will be sold exclusively at shows and through the band’s webstore at www.hawthorneheights.bigcartel.com.
Hawthorne Heights are now touring in support of HATE. The “You Are Not Alone Tour,” with fellow Dayton, OH band, ViFolly and local openers in each market, launched on August 20th in Buffalo, NY. Tickets are priced in the $10-$12 range. Dates are listed below. You can also find them on the band’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/HawthorneHeights.
“We're constantly striving to give back to our fans whenever possible,” says drummer Eron Bucciarelli. “As part of our appreciation, we're going to be playing songs from all five albums including several songs we haven't played in over five years. We want to do our part to foster local music scenes by having local support bands. The next big thing could be from your home town, so don’t just come out to support us, come out to support the music scene in general.”
Hawthorne Heights have been through numerous record label upsets throughout their prolific eight-year-long career, having departed from the roster of Victory Record several years ago and mutually departing from Wind-Up Records earlier this year. The band has overcome insurmountable odds, including the death of a bandmate, guitarist Casey Calvert, and the death of a manager. The band, which is now self-managed, hopes to use their past experiences to shape a viable future in the ever-changing music industry.
“We have been a group of friends in this band for so long because we appreciate each other's hard work,” says singer/guitarist JT Woodruff. “We have decided to push ourselves even further by becoming 100 percent independent. I think that we have grown kind of weary of letting outsiders push their agendas onto us. In the new technological age, we would rather embrace progress, instead of acting like the industry is broken. Musicianship is stronger than ever across the board of all genres. What has grown tired and weak is the way the business men try to sell it.”