CLOSE YOUR EYES have revealed the title and artwork for their new album, Empty Hands and Heavy Hearts, set for an Oct. 25th, 2011 release date and now available for pre-order. The Texas-based melodic-hardcore band is back with a perfectly executed, inspiring follow-up to their successful 2010 album, We Will Overcome .
“I’m excited for people to hear this – we’re so stoked on the songs. We spent a lot of time focusing on writing great songs without having to worry about practicing for shows. With our music, we try to just keep moving forward,” states vocalist/guitarist Brett Callaway.
CLOSE YOUR EYES couples powerful melodies with inventive hardcore, carrying an impressive momentum throughout the effort in conjunction with spreading a positive message through their music. The dynamic anthems on Empty Hands and Heavy Hearts are comprised of strong and honest vocals, ranging from vibrant hooks to pile-up worthy gang chants, monstrous guitar riffs, and powerhouse drums.
Pre-orders for Empty Hands and Heavy Hearts are now available and include the option of the CD or Limited Edition Colored Vinyl with a poster and sticker starting at $13.98. Complete your customizable package by choosing from new shirts, backpacks, belts, bracelets, shorts and featuring a LIMITED EDITION New Era 9FIFTY CLOSE YOUR EYES snapback hat. Get it now at the Victory Records Webstore.
Check out what CLOSE YOUR EYES have been up to in the studio in their newest video update.
CLOSE YOUR EYES spent 2011 spreading their energizing live show across North America, most recently on the SCREAM THE PRAYER Tour. In support of the new album, CLOSE YOUR EYES will headline the Empty Hands and Heavy Hearts tour in the U.S. with label mates COUNTERPARTS and support from THE COLOR MORALE, LIKE MOTHS TO FLAMES, and AFFIANCE. Check out the dates below.
EMPTY HANDS AND HEAVY HEARTS 2011 Tour Dates:
Oct 14, 2011 Evansville, IN, US @ BONEY JUNES
Oct 15, 2011 Dayton, OH, US @ THE ATTIC
Oct 16, 2011 Pittsburgh, PA, US @ The Smiling Moose
Oct 18, 2011 Providence, NH, US @ The Ruins
Oct 19, 2011 Manchester, NH, US @ Rocko’s
Oct 20, 2011 Poughkeepsie, NY, US @ The Loft
Oct 21, 2011 Trenton, NJ, US @ The Backstage at Championships
Oct 24, 2011 Indianapolis, IN, US @ Emerson Theatre
Oct 25, 2011 Bloomington, IL, US @ The Castle
Oct 26, 2011 Tulsa, OK, US @ The Marquee
Oct 27, 2011 Lubbock, TX @ JAKE’S
Oct 28, 2011 Austin, TX, US @ Emo’s
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