Run For Cover Records have recently signed Boston band Fiddlehead. The five-piece, who calls to mind 90s and early 2000s post-hardcore giants such as Rival Schools, Jawbox and Seaweed, will release their debut full-length Springtime and Blind on April 13th.
Today Fiddlehead have also shared another brilliant new track “USMA“, listen below.
Consisting of guitarist Alex Henery (also of Basement), vocalist Patrick Flynn and drummer Shawn Costa (both of Have Heart), they explore musical styles different from their other projects while bringing a familiar energetic and emotional core to the collaboration.
Springtime and Blind stemmed from Flynn’s loss of his father. On the album he looks at how his mother coped with the situation – losing her spouse, her center of gravity -and writing the lyrics as an emotional catharsis for both of them. Like the pain his family experienced, “a wild grief so well hidden,” the songs on this album bury the pain of loss beneath punchy, energetic instrumentals.
Pre-order for the album is currently available through Run For Cover’s webstore and the band will hit the road for select tour dates this spring (all dates below).
3/30 – Providence, RI @ AS220*
3/31 – Takoma Park, MD @ Takoma Bev. Co*
4/1 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bazaar*
* = w/ Gem, Glitterer