Hawthorne Heights set to release first full-length since 2013, ‘Bad Frequencies’

Bad Frequencies Cover Art

Dayton, Ohio rockers Hawthorne Heights are set to release the next installment in their impressive music arsenal with Bad Frequencies dropping this Friday April 27, 2018 via Pure Noise Records. Pre-orders are available here.

HH Press Photo - Credit John Fleischmann
Photo Credit: John Fleischmann

Bad Frequencies was produced by Hawthorne Heights along with Nick Ingram (Hotel Books, Capital House Studio) and mixed by Cameron Webb (Grammy winner, NOFX, Social Distortion).

JT Woodruff, singer/guitarist, shares “We wrote Bad Frequencies over the course of a year, which was our longest writing process as a band. We played 170 shows in 2017, wrote every moment that we could, then demoed, then recorded an album. I think we fit everything we possibly could in 365 days, and we are very proud of that.”

The first single off Bad Frequencies, “Pink Hearts”, has been circulating in support of the album since the beginning of March. The song touches on relationships and how they evolve with us as we grow older. According to Woodruff, “If we try, we can stay young forever, but I’m not sure we actually want to.”

“Just Another Ghost”, the latest single off the album, was approached visually with a well-polished music video directed by Benny Gagliardi. The video features the band performing in two extremely different locations to create the feeling of being in two different worlds.

Woodruff adds “‘Just Another Ghost’ is a song about floating through life, and the anxiety that comes with the feeling that life is passing you by. One second you are having the time of your life, and the next second you feel all alone.”

Bad Frequencies is an album that will appeal to both new and old fans of Hawthorne Heights. The aesthetic is reminiscent of the band’s earlier material while still creating music that is both fresh and exciting.

The opening track, “In Gloom”, starts soft and slow but quickly picks up the pace, encouraging the listener to move optimistically into the remainder of the album. Tracks like “Crimson Sand” highlight the layered vocals and screams that Hawthorne Heights has become known for. “The Perfect Way to Fall Apart” has a relatable feel, with both the music and lyrics. It is simple, emotive, and melodically superior.

Bad Frequencies Track Listing:

  1. In Gloom
  2. Pink Hearts
  3. Crimson Sand
  4. The Perfect Way to Fall Apart
  5. Just Another Ghost
  6. Bad Frequencies
  7. Skylark
  8. Edge of Town
  9. Startlighter (Echo, Utah)
  10. Push Me Away
  11. The Suicide Mile
  12. Straight Down the Line
  13. Pills

Hawthorne Heights is on the road for their 50-city US headlining “The Bad Frequencies Tour” that kicked off April 18 in Albany, NY and will be concluding on June 30 in Fairbanks, Alaska. Tour support will be provided by Listener, Hotel Books, Sienna Skies, and Heavy Things.


What are your thoughts on the upcoming full-length album Bad Frequencies dropping Friday April 27? What city are you catching “The Bad Frequencies Tour”? Leave it in the comments down below or hit us up on Twitter: @SpinThoughts.

TAGS: Hawthorne Heights | Pure Noise Records

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