Wolverhampton alt-rock band Dearist are pleased to announce they have signed to Seattle, US independent record label Spartan Records and will release their second album titled Sonder on 27th April 2018 on vinyl and digital download.
Commenting on the signing, frontman Adam Binder said: “We are so stoked to sign to Spartan Records. First all they release a lot of stuff by a band called MAE, who I was obsessed with growing up, so it’s like a teenage dream come true to be label mates with them. I suppose more importantly though it’s just great to be part of a label that really love music and also do some amazing vinyl releases. Most of us in the band have a decent vinyl collection so when we started speaking to Spartan and we saw the stuff they were putting out we were super excited to be a part of it.”
Alongside the news, the band are streaming their new single ‘Drowning’:
Expanding on the new material, Binder continued: “This song made it onto the new album pretty early. I was listening to a lot of mid-tempo 90’s alternative rock at the time and I wanted to write a song with that same semi-dreamy vibe. We’ve actually been playing this song live for a few months now so anyone that’s seen us live recently may recognise it.
“Like all our songs on this new album, it’s written about other people I know, and what it would be like to be in their shoes. Drowning is about a person that has been through a tough time and they are finding it hard to move on with their life.”
Dearist released their debut record ‘This House Has No Windows’ in October 2015 via Close To Home Records, and have received high praise from rock press including Kerrang!, Rock Sound, UPSET and more, with the endorsement of Jeremy Bolm of Touché Amoré and Geoff Rickly of post-hardcore legends Thursday.
They spent the majority of 2016/17 booking tours across the UK and playing shows with the likes of Creeper, WSTR, FANGCLUB, Wallflower, Muskets, Coast To Coast, Eat Me, Pushing Daisies, among others.
Now gearing up for the release of their sophomore record ‘SONDER’ as a vinyl and digital release, and with the calendar beginning to take shape, 2018 looks to be an exciting year for the West Midlands quintet.