OF MICE & MEN ROUND OUT TIMELESS EP WITH THE RELEASE OF NEW SONG “ANCHOR”
EP OUT TODAY, FEBRUARY 26, VIA SHARPTONE RECORDS
Following their new singles “Obsolete” and “Timeless,” described as “crushing” by Revolver and as “thought provoking” and “cinematic” by Loudwire, California’s Of Mice & Men have released the critically acclaimed new EP Timeless today, February 26, via SharpTone Records. It’s available here. The artwork for the EP was hand-drawn by iconic artist Derek Hess.
The band has also shared “Anchor,” which appears on the EP. Listen to the moody and vibey song
“‘Anchor’ is the final song from the Timeless EP,” says vocalist/bassist Aaron Pauley. “It deals with themes of uncertainty about the future, as well as the complicated feelings associated with them. This EP, in totality, deals with the idea of impermanence in an ever changing world, and how we all fit into the changing of times — beginning a narrative that the future releases will build off of.”
Of Mice & Men are also releasing the Timeless EP on 10″ vinyl, which is limited to 1,000 copies worldwide and is pictured below. Get it here.
OF MICE & MEN ARE:
Aaron Pauley — Bass + Vocals
Valentino Arteaga — Drums
Alan Ashby — Guitar
Phil Manansala — Guitar
ABOUT OF MICE & MEN:
At its best, heavy music produces songs of escape and catharsis. Few bands demonstrate this ethos as powerfully as Of Mice & Men, the multifaceted metalcore machine whose mission is to make the soundtrack for every heartbreak, melancholic rumination, and moment of triumph. It’s a potent and perfect storm of elements. A bombastic and uplifting roar familiar to fans of Linkin Park; a layered crunch akin to the Deftones; thrashing old school riffage a la Slayer and Exodus; the sensual atmosphere of Sade or Radiohead; swirled into a singular sound uniquely OM&M.
Across a half-dozen studio albums, the group’s combination of crowd-moving breakdowns, staccato rhythms, and soaring melodic vocals bridged the gap from the underground to the world at large. Their songs catapulted them onto massive tours with Linkin Park and Rise Against (2015); Slipknot (2016); and Five Finger Death Punch and In Flames (2017).
At every turn, no matter what obstacles presented themselves, the four men at the Of Mice & Men core since 2016 never lost sight of the strength of their connection to the audience or each other. They refocused and persevered at every turn, delivering massive anthems that work in the most intimate of punk clubs, the biggest of European festivals, and American rock radio formats alike. It’s all about the songs themselves and what they mean to people at the end of the day. The music of Of Mice & Men begins as something deeply personal shared among the quartet. Once they’re turned loose, they take on new meaning, adding to the soundtrack of people’s lives.
OF MICE & MEN ONLINE:
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