Kansas 3 piece emo math rockers Old News have some new jams to share!
Originally from Wichita, KS, the 3 piece band Old News is composed of jazz-school graduates and emo scene veterans, Old News – and their mathy-pop sound – exploded onto the Midwest indie scene with three back to back EPs – Consolation Prize, Castro, and Hands Like Glaciers – in 2017. The group spent the following year touring the US, honing their genre bending style, and opening for scene darlings like Elephant Gym (at The Math Rock Times Fest 2019), The Obsessives, and Perspective, a Lovely Hand to Hold. After a run of regional and national tours, Old News has used this down time to gather themselves and put the finishing touches on their debut LP Self-Acceptance Speech – set to be released on October 15, 2020.
Self-Acceptance Speech (Oct. 15, 2020) – Old News’ debut LP is a deeply personal one, and it revolves around many different facets of self; self-discovery, self-medication, self-depreciation, and at the end of it all, self-acceptance. “The 10 tracks are some of the most personal, raw, and no-punches-pulled we've ever written,” said front-man Beau Harris. “In these very tumultuous times, I think many of us are turning inwards, and we wanted to contribute by giving people a message of healing and hope.” The band warned us that Self-Acceptance Speech isn't a happy record by any stretch of the imagination, but it resounds with hope and tongue-in-cheek jabs at themselves.
“Heads Like Projectors” (Sept. 18, 2020) – There’s nothing poetic about the band’s first single from the project. Some may even describe it as a “jaded, cynical, kicking rocks” kinda track. “When we began sketching out “Heads Like Projectors,” I was grappling with some difficult transitions – moving to a new city, navigating a twenty-something identity crisis – while the band was going through a lot of similar changes” said Beau. “We wanted to package all our angst and petulance into something explosive and self-indulgent, wash our hands of it, and move onto more introspective themes for the rest of the album.” Lyrics throughout the track describe the immense amount of emotional baggage we all carry, and Old News used their project as a way to put some of it away.