Hawthorne Heights Launch Own Record Label & New EP
Dayton, OH rock band Hawthorne Heights announce the launch of their own imprint record label, Cardboard Empire, on which they will self-release an upcoming series of new EPs.
The first in a planned series of three EPs, Hate, will be released on August 23 and is now available for pre-order on the band's website.
"Four White Walls" - the first release from the Hate EP - will be premiering on MTV.com this Friday, August 12. The group also plans to release a music video for each track off Hate. The first will be for the song "Is This What You Wanted?"
Hate will be available in digital format via all online retailers and limited edition physical copies of the disc will be sold exclusively at shows and through the bands website. Pre-sale bundles are available now HERE, the most limited of which include a "golden ticket" with the purchaser's name on it that will allow them to see any Hawthorne Heights show in any city for life. Pre-sale bundles are available as follows.
Package 1: Album - $8
Package 2: Album shirt an HH guitar pick: $25
Package 3: Autographed album shirt handwritten lyrics for one song: $45
Package 4: Autographed album shirt handwritten lyrics for one song stick/head/etc. used on Hate: $65 (limited to 30)
Package 5: Autographed album shirt handwritten lyrics for every song on Hate stick/head a mystery item golden ticket first to hear a new song: $150 (limited to 10)
ALL PACKAGES ORDERED BETWEEN 8/10 AND 8/17 WILL COME WITH AN AUTOGRAPHED CD
Hawthorne Heights will tour in support of Hate later this month. The "You Are Not Alone Tour," with fellow Dayton, OH band ViFolly and local openers in each market, will kick off August 20th in Buffalo, NY.
"We're constantly striving to give back to our fans whenever possible," says drummer Eron Bucciarelli. "As part of our appreciation, we're going to be playing songs from all five albums, including several songs we haven't played in over five years. We want to do our part to foster local music scenes by having local support bands. The next big thing could be could be from your home town, so don't just come out to support us - come out to support the music scene in general."
"We have been a group of friends in this band for so long because we appreciate each other's hard work," says singer/guitarist JT Woodruff. "We have decided to push ourselves even further by becoming 100 percent independent. I think that we have grown kind of weary of letter outsiders push their agendas onto us. In the new technological age, we would rather embrace progress, instead of acting like the industry is broken. Musicianship is strong than ever across the board of all genres. What has grown tired and weak is the way the business men try to sell it."
Be sure to check out the Hate EP on August 23 through the band's newly-launched record label, Cardboard Empire, and see Hawthorne Heights on tour soon!