The most reasonable response I can come up with is kind of a "WTF did you expect?". Has As Cities Burn ever put out music that wasn't drastically different than a previous release? We change our band every time we get together. It's incredibly freeing. CNS was a product of wanting to break the chains of the HXC world and write music that could get us on tour with Jimmy Eat World. Going into HOHW, we pretty much knew we weren't going to be a band anymore so we said fuck it and LITERALLY wrote whatever we wanted. This included writing a song that we thought sounded like Tom Petty and then...
Perfect Organ Assembly is the debut nine song EP from Wall Of Ears, the new project from As Cities Burn members, Cody Bonnette and Christopher Lott. The album will drop on May 28th on vinyl / digital via Broken Circles. Preorders, art, and tracklisting will go up later this month. A teaser can be found in the replies.
As Cities Burn are selling copies of the Wall of Ears EP (Cody Bonnette and Christopher Lott's project) at their merch table during the Underoath farewell tour for $5. It's a 6-song EP with 5 full tracks and one instrumental.
1. Heavy Hologram
2. Auto Sky
4. Miss Earth
5. Cancel Features
6. Mind of Moss
This weekend I had the pleasure of seeing some old friends get together to perform their first record for the first time in years. You can read my thoughts on As Cities Burn's reunion show here. An interview with the band can be read here.
Two new featured bands today, both releasing albums this Tuesday. You can read Jeremy Aaron's very positive review of the new one from delightful indie-pop act Camera Obscurahere, and Drew Beringer's praise of a more mature As Cities Burn record here.