“[Rival Schools] have the power to move, inspire, and heal” -Revolver
Rival Schools recently released the video for their anthemic new single “Wring It Out” off their new album Pedals (March 8th; Photo Finish/Atlantic Records), which comes nearly 10 years after their beloved debut full-length United By Fate. The tongue-in-cheek clip finds the gentlemen of Rival Schools in the unenviable role of professional exorcists attempting to cure a young girl of her (literal) demons. Rival Schools just kicked off an East Coast run of tour dates, and are excited to announce new West Coast shows in May following a UK/Europe tour in March/April with Trail Of Dead. The band will play their official album release show tomorrow night at Santos Party House in New York City.
When Walter Schreifels, Sammy Siegler, Ian Love, and Cache Tolman joined forces they were touted a “supergroup,” having played in bands like Gorilla Biscuits, Glassjaw, Youth of Today, Quicksand, Burn, CIV, and Iceburn, to name a few. With a shared desire to continue progressing forward from their roots in the hardcore scene, the guys crafted a sound that fused heavy rock of all varieties with anthemic melodies and sophisticated hooks. Some argued over whether to call their beloved quartet “alternative rock,” “post hardcore,” or a bevy of other labels that didn’t quite fit, while others just rocked out and sang along. Pedals is an immensely satisfying second dose of what made the band so cherished when they first hit the scene, and serves a reminder of their influence on so many young bands active today.
Rival Schools US Tour Dates:
03/07: Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
03/08: New York, NY @ Santos Party House
03/10: New Brunswick, NJ @ Court Tavern
05/20: Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
05/21: Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theater
05/23: San Jose, CA @ The Blank Club
05/24: San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
05/26: Portland, OR @ Peter’s Room
05/27: Portland, OR @ Sasquatch Festival
For more info on Rival Schools, please contact:
Pam Nashel Leto @ Girlie Action (212) 989-2222 x 111 Pam@Girlie.com
Kabeer Malhotra @ Girlie Action (212) 989-2222 x 123 Kabeer@Girlie.com