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Stand Still’s new single and video ‘In My Blood’ show love to the Long Island music scene

Stand Still’s new single and video ‘In My Blood’ show love to the Long Island music scene
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Debut album ‘Steps Ascending’ out June 14th on DAZE. Upcoming shows with Drain, Soul Blind, ASkySoBlack, HEAVYHEX, Montclair.

Stand Still have crafted ten songs of emotionally driven melodic hardcore on their upcoming debut full-length, ‘Steps Ascending’, set for release June 14th through DAZE. Having already teased with singles ‘In The Dying Light Of A Setting Sun’, ‘Mysticism’ and ‘Steps Ascending’ the band shares ‘In My Blood’. The track is two and half minutes of pure energy, touting the importance of family and community in music. The accompanying video, directed by Tom Flynn, finds the band performing in a home that has hosted monumental moments in the Long Island music scene, including being where Taking Back Sunday’s video for ‘S’old’ was shot. Stand Still’s clip features an impassioned performance filled with stage dives and sing alongs from friends including LIHC staples such as Pain Of Truth, Koyo, Backtrack, King Nine, Victory Garden and more. Diving further into the song’s personal lyrics, vocalist Gerry Windus states:

“My family is the reason I’m so invested in music. My dad played in bands his whole life and taught me how to play guitar and sing at an early age. My sister was going to LIHC shows while I was still picking my nose and riding my bike. Without them, I wouldn’t be doing what I’m doing today without a doubt.”

Stand Still is Gerry Windus (vocals), Steve Hallam (guitar), Bryan Natole (guitar), Mat Rienecker (bass) and Andre Valerio (drums).

‘Steps Ascending’ Tracklist:

1. Avoiding The Intersection

2. In the Dying Light Of A Setting Sun

3. Steps Ascending

4. In My Blood

5. Dust (feat Kristian Hallbert of Crime In Stereo)

6. We Know The Score (feat Michael Smith of Pain Of Truth)

7. Mysticism

8. Gridlock Apocalypse

9. Tower Of Gold

10. Fourth Wall

Throughout the past four years, Stand Still have hit the ground running, playing shows alongside Pain Of Truth, Drain, Koyo, Gorilla Biscuits, Silent Majority, Incendiary, Restraining Order to name a few. Looking towards the release of ‘Steps Ascending’, the band has a packed tour schedule for Spring and Summer with runs alongside Montclair, HEAVYHEX, Soul Blind, ASkySoBlack. Full dates below.

Tour Dates:

w/ Drain + Teenage Wrist

Monday May 20 – New York NY @ Bowery Ballroom

w/ Montclair

Thursday May 23 – Rochester NY @ The Spirit Room

Friday May 24 – Montreal QC @ Cabaret Foufounes

Saturday May 25 – Ottawa ON @ Rainbow Bistro

Sunday May 26 – Dover NH @ Breakaway Cafe


Saturday June 8 – Milford CT @ Static Era Records

Sunday June 9 – Vorhees NJ @ Tunes Records

w/ Soul Blind + ASkySoBlack

Wednesday June 12 – Brooklyn NY @ TV EYE

Friday June 14 – Baltimore MD @ Holy Frijoles

Saturday June 15 – Scranton PA @ Jackson St

Sunday June 16 – Lake Como NJ @ Saltys Beach Bar

Monday June 17 – Toronto ON @ Nineteen Seventy Nine

Tuesday June 18 – Cleveland OH @ No Class

Wednesday June 19 – Detroit MI @ Parts And Labor

Thursday June 20 – Chicago IL @ Beat Kitchen

Friday June 21 – Louisville KY @ Mag Bar

Saturday June 22 – Nashville TN @ The End

Sunday June 23 – Little Rock AR @ Vino’s

Saturday July 6 – Philadelphia PA @ Foto Club

Photo Credit: Elyza Reinhart

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