Beaufort, Soutch Carolina post-hardcore outfit, The Apprehended, have just been dying to show people what they can do now that they’ve signed to Imminence Records!
Fresh off a tour with Pyro, Ohio that brought them from West Virginia to Wisconsin and back around to Tennessee, the band announced their third EP, At Arms Length!
The album is set to drop on July 8th, and they also premiered “Still Flyin’”, the debut single from it! The song establishes itself within familiar territory while demonstrating the progress these gentlemen have made as people and as songwriters.
Check it out right below!
“Still Flyin’” opens up with a satisfyingly technical intro and an in-your-face verse that is surely meant to show off their vocalist Michael Pitt’s insane range, followed by an anthemic chorus that will get even the most stoic of concert-goers jumping around and singing. It is post-hardcore at its purest, brimming with emotional charge and perching itself on the fine line between poppy acts such as Pierce The Veil or Sleeping With Sirens and more progressive bands within the genre, like Dance Gavin Dance and Circa Survive. Lastly, the song makes it a point to touch upon all corners of their newer sound in a way that makes it easy to listen to and feels short and sweet despite being nearly five minutes long.The song takes a notable shift away from the metalcore influence they have carried with them even as recently as their 2015 stand-alone single “Can We Just Speak”, providing for an experience that feels more polished due to the switch. It remains unclear if the entire EP will employ this stylistic shift.
The Apprehended formed in 2009, and is currently composed of vocalist Pitt, guitarists/vocalists Jade Williamson and Austin Ramey, bass-shredder Matt Snow, and drummer Josh Dooley. They have made a name for themselves in the Southeast post-hardcore scene with meaningful lyricism, powerful instrumentation, and a commanding live presence. With two EPs already under their belt, the signing to Imminence Records and release of At Arms Length will kick off a new chapter in the band’s career.
Michael Pitt had this to say of the EP: "’At Arms Length’ is just a sample of what The Apprehended has become over the course of just a few short years. It's representative of who we are as both people and artists, and we're excited to present to you this culmination of so much more than just blood, sweat, and tears. This record is just the beginning of what we as a band are excited to accomplish with the help of Imminence Records."
The band also recently streamed a full set which they performed at the LAUNCH Music Conference, at the Lizard Lounge in Lancaster, PA.
You can see that on Facebook!