Tuesday, February 17, 2009

The Business of Paper Stars

So if you're like me, a jaded scene kid who has passed his prime, you probably spend most of your free time scouring the internet looking for new indie bands, local shows and a job where you can write about music post-graduation. It's pretty much the biggest waste of time on the face of the earth. But every once in a while I come across something interesting. This week's find had to be Hawthorne Heights.

I hadn't listened to them in a while, and I figured it was time to check out 
what they were up to. So I clicked onto their site hoping to find some new tour dates. What I got was pretty much the exact opposite.

Surprise! Hawthorne Heights is recording again. Did anyone else not see this coming? Didn't they just release a record in August? Weren't they busy repairing their relationship with Victory Records? I thought so too. 

Well, the boys from Ohio have been busy as of late. Once again, they are off of the Victory label. I just don't understand it. Hawthorne Heights spends two years battling over legal troubles with Victory, suddenly makes amends and six months later packs up and leaves. Whatever.

According to an early February post on their website, HH has just signed with Wind Up Records. They're also in the midst of writing a new record. That's good news for those of us who thought their August 2008 release, Fragile Future, lacked a little something.

But don't count on any tour dates in the near future. It doesn't look like the boys will be touring in support of Fragile Future anymore. That's a little disappointing to us Boston fans, who got left out in the cold this past November. Don't think we've forgotten about the canceled show at the Wilbur Theater. We haven't, and we won't. Well, that is until the next time HH comes within 75 miles of Boston. (that doesn't include you Providence, sorry)

It's kind of crazy to look at how much work these guys have been doing in the last year, huh? It's good to see their absence from the scene hasn't made them go belly-up. They're writing, they're recording and they're here to stay. So keep yourself updated kids. It looks like HH has a future that is anything but fragile

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