Reverse The Curse, the proudest sons of Hiram, Ohio, announced today that they will be releasing their sophomore LP via Paper + Plastick Records on August 27. Existent is the band’s second effort for P+P, following up the critically revered Hither & Yon.
The band is streaming a new song called “Carer” in the form of a lyric video on YouTube right now. You can embed the video on your website using the following code: <iframe width=”420″ height=”315″ src=”http://www.youtube.com/embed/fJmNmRju5y0” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe>
The creepy / psychedelic / awesome lyric video for “Carer” showcases a track that reveals RTC’s progression. The song blends post-rock, post-hardcore and the band’s punk roots. Fans of Brand New, Thrice, Slint and Gifts From Enola will enjoy the track immensely.
Reverse The Curse — consisting of vocalist/guitarist Ed Starcher, guitarist / keyboardist / vocalist Andy Cook, bassist / vocalist Connor Johnson and drummer Joey Regets — recorded with Eric Cronstein (Struck By Lightning, The Sidekicks, Lemon Sky) in Columbus, OH. Starcher delivered the following message about the album:
“With Existent, we had a completely new approach to recording and writing,” says Starcher. “We were writing and demoing stuff out for a year and a half, instead of usually just writing and just recording how we play them. I really love listening to records front to back and going through the experience of a whole record, and that was how i wanted to make this album. I wanted to make it an experience from front to back, a collective piece of art and not just 10 songs. We are very proud of how hard we worked and how much we put in.”
Existent can now be preordered from Paper + Plastick records’ webstore. The record is available digitally and in three vinyl variants.
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10. holding water
“…The band’s most unexpected tones and turns feel the most accomplished and gripping,” Heisel wrote. “Reverse The Curse are taking a popularized punk sound they’d already honed well and breaking it apart for something new and exciting. If that’s the new trend, they’ve effortlessly spearheaded it.” – Alternative Press music editor Scott Heisel, reviewing Hither & Yon