Off a highly successfully tour with Get Stoked and features on Alternative Press and AbsolutePunk, Imminence Records’ Backslashes And Bad Ideas have released the lyric video for “Sad Is The New Black”. The title track, which can be heard HERE, is off their forthcoming 7” that will be released September 9th on Giant MKT. The release can be pre-ordered while the band is working on their first full length that will be released sometime in 2015 on Imminence Records as the follow up to last year’s There Is No Place Like Home, which spawned the single “Defend Josh’s Life Choices” featuring Fred Mascherino (Taking Back Sunday, The Color Fred, Terrible Things).
FOR FANS OF: Taking Back Sunday, The Dangerous Summer, Transit
Backslashes and Bad Ideas is not just another generic pop punk or emo outfit. They are not typical, tired, or processed, and they proudly separate themselves from the constant cookie-cutter standard. Their circuit began with just four friends humbly making music. They started writing together inspired by a range of artists like scene veterans such as Taking Back Sunday and Brand New. The band’s unique sound and blend of pop punk, emo, and post-hardcore has drawn comparisons to The Dangerous Summer, The Wonder Years, The Story So Far, and Into It. Over It. Over two years in the making, they have grown together not only in number, but in sound and purpose. They strive to wrought passionate, driving, and heartfelt music that can transcend all listeners.
In June 2012, the band began recording theur debut EP Nothing Left To Give with producer Joe Della’quila (Anthony Green, Good Old War) at Exeter Studios in NJ. After a successful self-release on August 4th, 2012, Backslashes And Bad Ideas received an overwhelming amount of positive feedback and support, as well as favorable reviews from a variety of outlets. After several months of constant performing and promotion to support the release, the band signed to Harbor Records and went right back into the writing process to prepare for their next release. The sophomore effort There’s No Place Like Home was recorded over the summer of 2013 and features the singles “No Matter What Happens, Don’t Ask Who” as well as “Defend Josh’s Life Choices” featuring Fred Mascherino, formerly of Taking Back Sunday. The album was released on November 12, 2013, garnering high praise after exclusive features with Alternative Press and AbsolutePunk.net.
The band hit the road in January 2014, on tour to support the record with Lila Ignite and Night Owls. Since 2012 the band has traversed the east coast, playing shows near and far having shared the stage with national touring bands such as Major League, I Call Fives, Seaway, With The Punches, Half Hearted Hero, Born Without Bones, Young Statues, and Still Rings True. Backslashes And Bad Ideas thrive to deliver an electric, intimate, and tightly crafted performance no matter what the bill, venue, or crowd.
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