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Texas In July To Release Self-Titled Album October 9th

Equal Vision Records’ Texas In July will release their third full-length album, which will be self-titled, on October 9.

The Ephrata, PA-based quintet is comprised of Alex Good, Adam Gray, Ben Witkowski, Christian Royer and Chris Davis.

The new album also features several guest artists: drummer Matt Greiner of August Burns Red, vocalist Dave Stephens of We Came As Romans, and vocalist Chadwick Johnson of Hundredth. The complete tracklisting can be seen below.

Texas In July was recorded in Belleville, NJ at The Machine Shop Studios, with producer Will Putney [For Today, Chiodos]. The band’s first single will be “Bed of Nails”, which will be released on September 11 via digital retailers such as iTunes and Amazon.com.

“This track is collectively one of our favorite songs that we have ever written as a band,” explains lyricist/bassist Witkowski. “For the most part, “Bed of Nails” was written in the studio. It came together so smoothly and, surprisingly, pretty early on in writing/recording process and quickly became a favored track. We think of it as our hybrid song – it has many contrasting musical parts, as well as a heavy hitting vocal chant near the tail of the song. I really think people are going to be pleased to hear this song. I would love to see this track become our next “Hook Line and Sinner”. It’s very memorable, and feels like the perfect track to be released as the first listen for the upcoming record.”

Texas In July is the follow up to their Equal Vision Records debut, One Reality, which was released in April 2011. The album premiered at No. 3 on the Billboard New Artist/Heatseekers Chart and also placed on the Billboard 200, Rock, Independent, and Hard Rock charts.

Texas In July has been on the road non-stop for the past year, including three European headliners, massive tours with the likes of August Burns Red, We Came As Romans, For Today, Silverstein, and Norma Jean, and performances at renowned music festivals around the world such as New England Metal and Hardcore Fest, Graspop Metal Meeting, Summerfest, Cornerstone Festival and The Bamboozle.

The band is currently on the Scream It Like You Mean It Tour with additional fall tour plans to be announced soon. All upcoming tour dates can be found below.

TRACKLISTING
1. Initiate
2. Cry Wolf
3. Shallow Point
4. Without a Head ft. Chadwick Johnson (Hundredth)
5. Bed of Nails
6. Repressed Memories
7. C4 ft. Dave Stephens (We Came As Romans)
8. Crux Lust
9. Paranoia
10. Black Magic
11. Cloudy Minds ft. Matt Greiner (August Burns Red)

TOUR DATES
North America
Texas In July w/Scream It Like You Mean It (Red and Gold dates only)
Aug 07 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
Aug 08 Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
Aug 09 Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE+
Aug 10 Louisville, KY @ Expo Five
Aug 12 Richmond, VA @ Kingdom*

+ Gold lineup features: Attack Attack!, We Came As Romans, Woe Is Me, Abandon All Ships, Texas in July, In Fear & Faith, Secrets, Glass Cloud, and At The Skylines with The Acacia Strain, Oceano, Impending Doom, Like Moths To Flames, For The Sleeping, Close To Home, Volumes, and Hands Like Houses
* TIJ w/Woe Is Me, In Fear & Faith, Secrets, Glass Cloud, At The Skylines

Asia
Texas In July
Aug 16 Hong Kong, China @ Hidden Agenda
Aug 18 Guangzhou, China @ SD Livehouse
Aug 19 Bangkok, Thailand @ Immortal Bar
Aug 20 Chiangmai, Thailand @ Bubble Club
Aug 21 Singapore, Singapore @ Old Married Soldiers HQ

Australia
Texas In July w/For All Eternity
Aug 23 Brisbane QLD @ Snitch  – 18+
Aug 24 Gold Coast QLD @ Expressive Grounds
Aug 25 Wollongong NSW @ Hot Damn Road Trip – 18+
Aug 26 Wyong NSW @ Oasis Youth Centre
Aug 28 Orange NSW @ CWA Hall
Aug 29 Newcastle NSW @ The Loft
Aug 30 Sydney NSW @ Hot Damn – 18+
Aug 31 Mooroolbark VIC @ Freeza BOTB
Sep 01 Melbourne VIC @ Bang – 18+
Sep 02 Bendigo VIC @ Musicman Megastore

North America
Texas In July w/Glass Cloud, Onward to Olympas, One Year Later
Sep 09 Syracuse, NY @ Lost Horizon
Sep 11 Montreal, QC @ La Sala Rossa
Sep 12 Quebec City, QC @ Café L’agitee
Sep 13 Toronto, ON @ Annex Wreckroom
Sep 14 Ottawa, ON @ Mavericks
Sep 15 Kitchener, ON @ Chrysalids Theatre – Koi Music Festival*

* Festival tour date, please visit official site for complete lineup

Texas In July w/Long Island Fest
Sep 28 Amityville, NY @ Ollie’s Point

Texas In July w/Fright Fest
Sep 29 Jackson, NJ @ Six Flags Great Adventure

Japan
Oct 06 Kobe, Japan @ Unionway Fest 2012
Oct 07 Nagoya, Japan @ Unionway Fest 2012
Oct 08 Tokyo, Japan @ Unionway Fest 2012

 

 

 

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