Hawthorne Heights Premiere “The Darkest Times”

It feels like it’s been several years since Hawthorne Heights has released new music and now it looks like the Ohio-based band is looking to change that.

Today (Aug. 26), the four-piece debuted a new song titled “The Darkest Times” from their upcoming EP, Hurt. The song, at first listen, sounds like it would have fit right in on their debut record, The Silence in Black and White. For those who grew up during the heyday of “emo” music (like us), it feels like a nice trip to those days when we used to look like pandas with our overly done eyeliner and multi-colored hair.

Listen to “The Darkest Times” below.

Back in January, the band had teased that there was a lot of good news for fans coming up within the new year. Sadly, within the same post, they revealed that longtime guitarist and backing vocalist, Micah Carli had left the group. Six month prior to Carli’s departure, longtime drummer Eron Bucciarelli also left the band.

Hurt is the final chapter of the group’s EP trilogy which included 2011’s Hate and 2012’s Hope. Hurt is set to be released on Sept. 18. Pre-orders are currently available on the band’s website with several different bundles to pick from.

This past summer, the band hit the road alongside Sleepwave and Extinction A.D. for From Autumn to Ashes reunion tour. As we all know, From Autumn To Ashes left the tour due to a “personal emergency” while Hawthorn Heights, Sleepwave, and Extinction A.D. continued on the trek.

Manchester Orchestra Give Fans ‘HOPE’


Manchester Orchestra have just revealed the news that they have been teasing at and it revolves around their recently released album, COPE.

The Georgia-based band revealed that they have released a new record titled HOPE, the acoustic version of COPE.

Vinyls for the acoustic record are slated to be released in November, but for those that can’t wait that long, the band are currently streaming the record on Spotify which can be accessed below while the digital version of the record can be obtained today.

In support of the acoustic record, we assume, the band will be heading out on an intimate and short tour across the United States with Chris Staples.

Tour dates can be seen after the Spotify stream.


10/31/14 – Memphis, TN – New Daisy Theatre

11/04/14 – Austin, TX – Scoot Inn

11/06/14 – Tempe, AZ – Mesa Arts Center

11/07/14 – Los Angeles, CA – Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever

11/08/14 – West Hollywood, CA – Troubadour

12/03/14 – Chicago, IL – Irish American Heritage Center

12/06/14 – Philadelphia, PA – Temple Performing Arts Center

12/07/14 – New Haven, CT – Center Church on the Green

12/08/14 – Somerville, MA – Arts At The Armory

12/09/14 – Brooklyn, NY – The Bell House

12/11/14 – Charleston, SC – Memminger Auditorium

12/12/14 – Durham, NC – Hayti Heritage Center

12/13/14 – McMinnville, TN – Volcano Room of Cumberland Cavern

Manchester Orchestra released COPE back at the beginning of April through the band’s own independent record label, Favorite Gentlemen.