Rival Schools Plan New LP for Photo Finish Records

Rival Schools Plan New LP for Photo Finish Records
Rival Schools, a post-hardcore supergroup led by Walter Schreifels (ex-Quicksand), have signed to Photo Finish Records and are planning the release of a new album this year.

As we told you back in 2008, the band reformed after several years apart to play some shows and plan a new LP. Although it took more time than originally planned, the album was recorded over the past year in Brooklyn, NY, with guitarist Ian Love at the helm in his studio. Additional recording was done with Joel Hamilton at Studio G.

The band, which originally formed in 2001 near the ending of Quicksand, features Schreifels on guitar/vocals, Love (ex-Cardia) on guitar, Sam Siegler (ex-CIV, Youth of Today) on drums and Cache Tolman (ex-Iceburn) on bass. They released only one album, the much-heralded United by Fate, in 2001 and had another album set for release in 2003, but instead they abruptly disbanded after Love left the group in late 2002. It's unknown whether their new album will feature any material from this unreleased record, which is now over seven years old.

Photo Finish Records has a distribution deal with Atlantic and is run by booking agent Matt Galle. A release date has not been set for what many hope will be a return-to-form album for Rival Schools.