SOME STRANGER will release their debut “Self-Titled” EP on April 2nd (digital) and April 30th (vinyl). Co-released by the band and independent label Robotic Empire, the digital version will be available as a pay-what-you-want download directly from the band via Bandcamp as well as traditional digital retailers. The vinyl will be released as a 45RPM 12″ by Robotic Empire and is available for preorder now:
SOME STRANGER started immediately following the departure of vocalist Tym from his previous endeavor, rock outfit DAYTRADER. Joined by visual artist and guitarist Daniel Danger on guitar, the duo swiftly tracked the EP with Gary Cioffi (TRANSIT, MISSER). The record was then mixed by Vince Ratti (BALANCE AND COMPOSURE, CIRCA SURVIVE) and mastered by Will Yip (TITLE FIGHT, BLACKLISTED).
Alternative Press’ recent “100 Bands You Need To Know This Year” feature characterized SOME STRANGER as “a textured, haunting collection that defies easy categorization.”
Says vocalist Tym, “We’re extremely excited to be working with Robotic Empire on this project. They’ve released some of our favorite records of all time… Torche, Isis, Jesu, pg99… the list goes on. We sent them some demos as we were writing them and when they offered to help us release it, it was a no-brainer. We finished up the recording process at the tail end of last year and we can’t wait for people to hear it.”
Robotic Empire label founder Andy Low added “Having known Tym and Dr. Danger for a long time, it’s exciting to hear SOME STRANGER pushing their individual and collective strengths in great ways. Our friends have crafted a powerful debut and we’re thrilled to be a part of it!”
1. On And On
2. Points East
3. Silver & The Sun
4. Song One
The opening track “On And On” is streaming now over at absolutepunk.net:
Striking out from the wastelands of conventional “indie” or “emo” rock, SOME STRANGER emerge with five incredibly catchy tracks on their debut release. Blissful melodic vocals soaring over an erratic and driving rhythm section are combined with hyper yet delicate guitars run through an arsenal of effects pedals. The overall haunting results are leaps and bounds beyond most debut releases, the clear result of seasoned veterans combining forces to yield amazing results.
Formerly of emo-rock outfit DAYTRADER, vocalist Tym joined friend and acclaimed visual artist / guitarist Daniel Danger to form SOME STRANGER with a mutual affliction for left-of-center angular rock. The duo enlisted longtime friend Derrick Flanagin (also of DAYTRADER, CAPSULE) to track drums and promptly hammering out their first set of recordings with engineer Gary Cioffi (TRANSIT, MISSER) also handling bass duties. Vince Ratti (CIRCA SURVIVE, BALANCE AND COMPOSURE) expertly mixed the session, which was then mastered by Will Yip (TITLE FIGHT, BLACKLISTED). Finally, Jacob Van Loon contributed artwork and the debut EP is now ready to be unleashed. This 45RPM vinyl 12″ has a first press limited to 500 pieces (200 on black vinyl, 300 on clear/black) and includes a digital download.