Published Jul 29, 2015Toronto post-hardcore pounders Sparrows have come through with some more details behind their previously-proposed new EP for New Damage Records. The band's label debut is titled Dragging Hell, and it arrives August 28.
According to a press release, the EP features four new tunes from the band, which were recorded by Moneen guitarist/vocalist Kenny Bridges. It's the first proper release from the group since 2013's Cold Ground LP. Apparently, the collection is quite heavy, from both a sonic and personal perspective.
"Dragging Hell has been a long time coming for us," vocalist/guitarist Dan Thomson said in a statement. "And it's almost a relief to have these songs coming out, in the best way possible. The time that surrounded the writing of these songs was one of the darkest times in my life, and it definitely comes out in the songs, both lyrically and musically."
While there's still a month to go before the EP officially touches down, a stream of the set's "References To The Dead" has made its way online. You can check out the track below, courtesy of New Noise Magazine.
Additionally, Sparrows are set to start a North American tour next month, which caps with a record release party at Toronto's Smiling Buddha on August 22. You'll find the tour routing beneath the tracklisting info for Dragging Hell.
1. References To The Dead
2. Our Father, The Failure
3. Hit The Kill Switch And Silence The Storm
4. It's Always Sunny In Bramalea
08/06 London, ON - Call the Office
08/07 Indianapolis, IN - The Hoosier Dome
08/08 Bloomington, IN - Meat Lodge
08/09 Louisville, KY - Spinelli's
08/10 Knoxville, TN - Longbranch Saloon
08/11 Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
08/12 Columbia, SC - Conundrum Music Hall
08/13 Apex, NC - Masonic Lodge
08/14 Beckley, WV - Wildfire Saloon
08/15 Baltimore, MD - CCAS
08/16 Philadelphia, PA - Kung Fu Necktie
08/17 New York City, NY - Kings County Saloon
08/19 Burlington, VT - 242 Main
08/20 Ottawa, ON - Mavericks
08/21 Kingston, ON - TBA
08/22 Toronto, ON - Smiling Buddha (record release show)