Anberlin share immense new single and video ‘Lacerate’

Anberlin announce their new EP, ‘Convinced,’ set for release June 30th on Equal Vision Records. Celebrating 21 years as a band, Anberlin continue to expand their sonic palette, offering a sound that will captivate new and old fans alike. The new single ‘Lacerate,’ builds on an electronic beat that leads into an immense full band dynamic. The rhythms combine into a stadium-ready breakdown at 1:55, highlighted by thick guitars, pulsating drums, and scream-sung backing vocals.

Diving into the lyrics of ‘Lacerate,’ vocalist Stephen Christian stated: ‘Lacerate’ is about a toxic and dysfunctional relationship; it’s about feeling trapped and existing only to hear negative things from the person you’re with; it’s a song about disillusionment, longing for release, and the conflicting emotions that come with a troubled relationship.”

‘Convinced’ follows Anberlin’s 2022 EP, ‘Silverline,’ which marked the band’s first new music in eight years. On ‘Convinced,’ high-powered alternative rock meets a new wave influence to create a correspondence of light and dark moods. Entering Feral Sound Studios in Tampa, FL, the band self-produced the EP alongside help from friends Tim McTague (of Underoath), Chad Carouthers, and JJ Revell.

Anberlin will hit the road for a run of dates supporting Yellowcard this July, alongside planned appearances at two dates of the Iowa Is For Lovers festival and at Furnace Fest in September.

Formed in 2002, Anberlin broke out with their debut album ‘Blueprints for the Black Market’ just a year later, which gained notoriety from the success of the single ‘Readyfuels’. Sophomore release ‘Never Take Friendship Personal’ (2005) saw the band jump to getting frequent airplay on alternative radio with tracks like ‘Paperthin Hymn’, and was followed by ‘Cities’ in 2007. This led to their major label debut for the release of fourth album ‘New Surrender’, and the blazing success of hit single ‘Feel Good Drag’ which currently sits at over 113 million plays on Spotify alone.

Riding high, the band entered a heavy touring schedule and went on to release ‘Dark Is the Way, Light Is a Place’ (2010) and ‘Vital’ (2012). In 2014 Anberlin announced they would be breaking up, but not before releasing their seventh studio album ‘Lowborn’ and giving fans a proper send off with an extensive farewell tour. Feeling rejuvenated, the band reformed in December 2018 and ramped up their touring schedule again soon after. Fast-forward to present day and Anberlin is playing lively shows to dedicated audiences and working on creating even more music to sing-along to.

Anberlin ‘Convinced” artwork


‘Convinced’ Tracklist:

1. Lacerate
2. Decoder
3. Banshee
4. Animals
5. Nothing More




Tour Dates:

June 24th – Lake Tahoe Is For Lovers Fest – Stateline, NY
July 2nd – Capulet Fest – Thompson, CT

*supporting Yellowcard:

July 27th – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory – Irving, TX 
July 29th – Arizona Financial Theatre – Phoenix, AZ
July 30th – YouTube Theater – Los Angeles, CA
August 01st – Petco Park – Gallagher Square – San Diego, CA
August 02nd – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium – San Francisco, CA
August 04th – WAMU Theater – Seattle, WA
August 06th – USANA Amphitheatre – Salt Lake City, UT
August 08th – Levitt Pavilion Denver – Denver, CO

August 20th – Iowa is For Lovers Fest – Council Bluffs, IA
September 22nd – Furnace Fest – Birmingham, AL

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