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Fiddlehead ‘Death Is Nothing To Us’ out 8/18

Fiddlehead ‘Death Is Nothing To Us’ out 8/18
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Fiddlehead are back! The post-hardcore heroes have announced their upcoming third full-length, ‘Death Is Nothing To Us’, due out August 18th via Run For Cover Records.

The album finds Fiddlehead completing the thematic trilogy that began with their previous two releases, resulting in a truly special album that feels like both a culmination of the band’s work so far, and one of the years most powerful and life-affirming rock records. ‘Death Is Nothing To Us’ is Fiddlehead‘s most dynamic set of songs to date, with every track pushing further into the melodic and aggressive poles of their sound, all while vocalist Pat Flynn tackles difficult existential themes with an open-heartedness that comes through in every word. To celebrate the announcement, Fiddlehead have shared ‘Sullenboy’ the towering first single from ‘Death Is Nothing To Us’. The track captures everything that makes Fiddlehead so great, blending together the unabashed heart of Revolution Summer emo with the hooks of ’90s alternative, and delivering the amalgam with the intangible energy that comes from their roots in hardcore.

On ‘Death Is Nothing To Us’, Flynn delves deeper than ever into the nuances of loss and sadness, but his deeply vulnerable approach is exhilarating and often even joyous in its humanity. “I don’t want people to romanticize grief and depression, myself included” he explains. “But I wanted to write about the way loss can perpetuate this feeling of sadness in your life. I didn’t intend to make some kind of thematic trilogy but there is this connection to the first two records, and this album sort of rounds out some of the stages of grief that weren’t addressed previously–especially this feeling of stickiness that a depressive attitude can have.” The lyrics attempt to reject the allure of sorrow with a deftness and intensity that’s matched by Fiddlehead‘s music, creating one of the most undeniably compelling albums you’ll here this year.


Fiddlehead are heading out on tour with Citizen this month and have also announced a run of North American headlining shows. See full itinerary below.

Upcoming Shows:
06/14 Queens, NY @ Knockdown Center *
06/15 Boston, MA @ House of Blues *
06/17 Chicago, IL @ House of Blues *
06/18 Chicago, IL @ Metro *
06/22 Austin, TX @ Stubb’s*
06/24 Los Angeles, CA@ The Wiltern *
06/25 Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues Anaheim *
09/22 Boston, MA @ Royale
09/23 New York, NY @ Webster Music Hall
09/28 Chicago, IL @ Metro
09/29 Toledo, OH @ Ottawa Tavern
09/30 Detroit, MI @ Edgemen
10/01 Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
10/06 San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music
10/07 Los Angeles, CA @ Ukrainian Culture Center
10/08 Ojai, CA @ Ojai Women’s Club
02/23 London, UK @ The Garage

* w/ Citizen


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