South Jersey-based post-emo band Misery Loves Company, comprised of members Jimmy Ruggiero, Mike Williams, Joe Mascio Jr., and Anthony Caggiano, recently signed with Revival Recordings and is excited to announce the early release of their new EP, Love Notes and Highways. The band has partnered with Pure Grain Audio to make this early release possible, and they are excited to let fans join in this experience.
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Love Notes and Highways follows the theme of horror, as the boys in the band are avid lovers of the film genre. Misery Loves Company does something unique with their music, embracing dark and twisted vibes while still portraying positive messages through their songs. The group prefers to focus on sensitive subjects like mental illness, relationship struggles, and self-hardship, in an attempt to create a safe space for fans and listeners to escape to.
Misery Loves Company writes and performs for the kids who consider themselves loners and outcasts, aiming to let their listeners know that they are not alone. They do something admirable with their music in the way they embrace tough subjects in their own unique method.
Most of the band members suffer from depression and anxiety themselves, and lead vocalist Jimmy Ruggiero does not hide it: “So many bands these days forget or are ashamed of their roots but we wear ours on our sleeve.” Ruggiero said of the EP: “This album is a collection of stories from the past three years of my life. Each one details the problems I faced while having to let go of a toxic relationship I was in and how in the wake of disaster and chaos I found hope and peace.”
Fans of Tim Burton will enjoy this album, as there is one particular song and music video combination for single “Dead and Buried” that romanticizes death and the possibility of an afterlife. The song is also a taste of the EP’s larger theme of horror. Misery Loves Company is worth checking out if you’re a fan of the morbid and macabre, and if you’re struggling with issues that you think you might be facing alone.
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The band is here to remind you that you’re not, and they’re proof that there is a safe space for everyone in the music industry. Check out the entire EP, Loves Notes and Highways, below, and listen to “Dead and Buried” up above!
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