Hostage Calm Premiere New Video for
‘A Thousand Miles Away From Here’
Hostage Calm have revealed a brand new video for the second track to come off the new album ‘Die On Stage’ which is released this week through Run For Cover Records.
The video for ‘A Thousand Miles Away From Here’ is now live here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IyQ3hsb7eI&feature=youtu.be
The track recently premiered online pre album release with Vice Noisey.
When talking about ‘A Thousand Miles Away From Here’, band member Chris comments:
“It’s just a classic song about leaving, about problems reaching a breaking point. That’s why it’s just a crushing two minutes. It’s the last straw, the final moment, the decision.”
Throughout ‘Die On Stage’, Hostage Calm expands on their own identity, adding Glockenspiel, pianos, organs and bells into their arrangements. The record captures a classic sound that Hostage Calm has developed into a progressive and original style.
More about Hostage Calm:
Politics and punk rock have always gone hand in hand, especially for Connecticut’s Hostage Calm. And while their sound may have shifted over the years from melodic hardcore to straight up power pop, their political message has only gotten stronger. Hostage Calm first received national attention in 2010 with the release of their self-titled debut, using this success as a way to draw fans’ attention to the importance of LGBT equality. Through offering free downloads of the record to encourage the signing of an online petition to senators opposing marriage equality, playing numerous benefits, and distributing their now iconic “I Support Same-Sex Marriage” shirt, Hostage Calm demonstrated a commitment to their political beliefs that has become all too rare in punk rock today.
With their 2012 critically acclaimed record Please Remain Calm, the members of Hostage Calm continued to demonstrate their commitment to political punk. Hailed as “the punk album of the Great Recession,” Please Remain Calm tackled the grim realities of the recessions’ effects on the younger generation head-on. This time around, Die On Stagecelebrates the post-millennial fatalism in today’s youth culture, creating a message seldom found in pop-punk. The politically charged band continues to offer a genuine view of American culture through critical eyes.
The band entered Pennsylvania’s Studio 4 to produce their fourth full-length with Will Yip (Balance and Composure, Title Fight), as well as including long-time friend Vinnie Caruana (I Am the Avalanche, The Movielife) on the track “Raised”. The record will be out on the rapidly growing Run For Cover Records (Tigers Jaw, Modern Baseball, Basement, Pity Sex), which is run by Hostage Calm guitarist Tom Chiari.