I See Stars has announced that they will be releasing a new album this upcoming summer. On Wednesday (May 4), the Michigan-based band revealed that their brand new record will be titled Treehouse and is set to be released on June 17 via Sumerian Records. In addition to the new record announcement, the band also released a clip which may or may not be one of the new tracks. The minute and 15 second clips features a white 3D background and black 3D trees while instrumentals play in the background. The short video can be seen below.
Treehouse marks the band’s first record since 2013’s New Demons. In addition to being the band’s first new album in three years, it also marks the band’s first album without screamer/keyboardist Zach Johnson and guitarist Jimmy Gregerson who were asked to leave the group last year. While everyone was hearing about the departure in December of 2015, Gregerson had clarified by telling the band’s fans that he had left months prior. “I am no longer in I See Stars,” he posted. “I did not choose to leave, I was asked to leave. Why? I’m not really sure. I guess the rest of the guys felt they needed a change.”
Johnson also mirrored Gregerson’s clarification by revealing that he was also let go months prior as well. “I was let go months ago. I don’t know why.”
Earlier this year, I See Stars hit the road alongside Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! for a spring tour. This summer, the band will once again hit the road, this time on the Vans Warped Tour where they will play on the Poseidon stage throughout the complete tour.