Various rock darlings Ashland have shared an infectious new single, “OMG,” which premiered at Substream Journal. The track comes from the band’s extremely anticipated new album, Over The Moon, out December 13th, 2019 through Rise Information.
On the brand new track, the band shares: “‘OMG’ is a humorous and irritating response to that one particular person everyone knows who can not seem to ever make up their thoughts.”
Hailing from a small-town in Illinois, Ashland took their title from a long-ago phenomenon that speaks to each destruction and transcendence. “My grandma advised me a narrative about an previous city that had been burned down by a fireplace and was renamed Ashland as soon as it was rebuilt. We love the thought of magnificence and development coming from ache and wrestle, and I believe it actually connects with the entire spirit of our band,” explains vocalist Asia Marie, who co-founded the band with Aaron Wooden.
Ashland shaped in 2014 after Aaron and Asia linked up via a Craigslist advert. Regardless of their shared ardour for punk and post-hardcore, the 2 musicians got here from wildly totally different backgrounds: Asia grew up singing in church, choir, and musicals and taught herself piano and guitar as a child, whereas Aaron took up guitar in fifth grade after which performed in bands all all through highschool (along with producing for native acts in a while). With Aaron describing the duo as “pushed to the purpose of madness,” the band quickly started reserving exhibits each place they might: VFW halls, pals’ basements, the car parking zone of a Hardee’s in close by Springfield. With their self-released EP Interim arriving in 2015, Ashland quickly adopted a extremely collaborative artistic course of by mining the songwriting materials that Asia had secretly saved up for years. “She’d been hiding all these songs eternally, and eventually we pulled a ton of them out and began engaged on them,” Aaron recollects. “We might had a powerful chemistry from the start however taking a extra collective strategy to songwriting actually helped refine our sound and set us on the trail we’re on now.”
On their sophomore album Over the Moon, Ashland channel that spirit right into a batch of songs spotlighting boldly creative guitar work and radiant vocal presence. Primarily produced by Kris Crummett (Dance Gavin Dance, Points) and partly recorded with their longtime collaborator and shut buddy Matthew Amelung (a producer/engineer who handed away from most cancers in June 2019), the band’s Rise Information debut unfolds with a completely unique sound that merges good pop melodies, genre-bending experimentation, and a constant aspect of rock-and-roll.
Over The Moon is about to be launched on December 13th through Rise Information. Pre-orders can be found now at ashland.merchnow.com.
Followers have been beforehand handled to the album’s title observe, “Over The Moon,” and might catch each songs dwell as Ashland hits the stage with Our Final Evening, I See Stars, and The Phrase Alive. The tour kicked off earlier this month, with exhibits nonetheless to come back in Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and extra. Ashland may also be ringing within the new yr at a particular New Years Eve present with Movement Metropolis Soundtrack at Home of Blues in Chicago on December 31st.
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