Ahead of their upcoming tour with New Found Glory, Free Throw and Jetty Bones, emo extraordinaires Hawthorne Heights have just announced some pretty exciting news.
To pair with last year’s LP Bad Frequencies, the Ohio natives will be releasing a new 13-track b-sides and rarities album titled Lost Frequencies.
Including their previously released covers of Kacey Musgraves and Billie Eilish, Lost Frequencies will also consist of new tracks, “lost” tracks and bonus cover songs.
One of the new tracks featured on Harwthrone Heights’ upcoming release is their emotional new single “Hard To Breathe.”
Talking about the new track which has been released today, vocalist/guitarist JT Woodruff said, “I grew up in a home built on a fractured marriage, alcoholism, and a mother who loved us, but just didn’t know how to articulate it into words. We packed up all of our things and left my father behind in the winter of 1989, and never looked back. I didn’t see him again until he was in a coffin.”
Woodruff went on to share, “‘Hard To Breathe’ is the story of my youth from 1988-1992. I spent a lot of time with quiet resentment until I found my circle of friends and felt outside love for the first time. While the story has some dark twists and turns, it’s really just an articulation of some of the coldest nights of my life.”
In addition to the new single, Hawthorne Heights have also shared their Halloween-friendly cover of the Ramones’ “Pet Sematary.”
Detailing their riviting rendition, Woodruff commented, “What is better than October and the Ramones? Hawthorne Heights has been notoriously obtuse when it comes to doing cover songs. For some reason, the Ramones are the great equalizer for us.”
Woodruff added, “We all love the Stephen King book and watched the movie growing up, so it was a true no-brainer for us. The significance is that it got us to play covers together after all of these years, and it opened our eyes to how fun it can be. In honor of one of the best months of the year, one of the best punk bands of all time, and the best storyteller that has ever existed: We give you our version of ‘Pet Sematary.’ We’ve never down strummed so much guitar in our lives.”
To check out Hawthorne Heights’ new tracks, be sure to look below. Afterward, make sure to pre-order Lost Frequencies before it hits stores November 8th via Pure Noise Records.