Published Mar 30, 2011Long-running emo unit the Appleseed Cast have continued their evolution as a forward-thinking rock band, most recently with their 2009 album Sagarmatha. Showing no signs of slowing down, they will return this June with a follow-up EP called Middle States via Graveface Records.
According to a press release, the group set up a home recording studio for Middle States, finding a "relaxed pace and familial setting." Ultimately, the write-up explains that "Middle States gives insight into a band that is constantly reinventing itself and growing stronger with each passing year."
Members of the Graveface Record Club will get the vinyl on orange crush/baby blue A-side/B-side vinyl, while regular customers will receive it on milky clear/aqua blue A-side/B-side vinyl. Either way, the record will be a different colour on each side, which is pretty awesome.
Both the CD and LP version will come with a promotional poster featuring the album art, while the first 500 CD and LP orders will be hand-numbered and also include a non-album art poster.
Middle States is available for pre-order now here and is scheduled for release on June 7. Pre-orders come with an instant download of the EP, while the title track can be downloaded via the widget below.
Along with the EP, Appleseed Cast will be heading out on a North American tour, which includes Canadian dates in Toronto on April 25 and in Montreal on April 26. You can see the entire schedule below.
1. "End Frigate Constellation"
3. "Middle States"
4. "Three Rivers"
3/29 Denver, CO - Hi Dive
3/31 Cedar Falls, IA - Wheel House
4/21 Chicago, IL - The Bottom Lounge
4/22 Dekalb, IL - House Cafe
4/23 Cleveland Heights, OH - Grog Shop
4/24 Pontiac, MI - Crofoot Ballroom
4/25 Toronto, ON - The Horseshoe
4/26 Montreal, QC - Il Motore
4/27 Cambridge, MA - Middle East
4/28 New York, NY - Highline Ballroom
4/29 Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church
4/30 Washington, DC - Rock and Roll Hotel
5/1 Columbus, OH - The Summit
5/2 Champaign, IL - Blind Pig