Stand Still announce debut album ‘Steps Ascending,’ share new single ‘In the Dying Light of a Setting Sun’

Over two years in the making, Long Island’s Stand Still is excited to announce the debut full-length, ‘Steps Ascending’, set for release June 14th through DAZE. Having teased with the title track and ‘Mysticism’ earlier this year, today the band shares new single ‘In the Dying Light of a Setting Sun’. On the track, the band sticks true to their emotionally driven melodic hardcore, while also generating some of their heaviest material yet. The video for the song, directed by Tom Flynn, packs the high energy of Stand Still’s live performance with the figure on the album artwork coming to life.

On the track’s lyrics, vocalist Gerry Windus states: “The ‘Setting Sun’ in this track is one’s lifespan running short, and the ‘Dying Light’ describes the remains of one’s motivation to live a fulfilling life. These lyrics describe my personal struggle to capture the childlike imagination that surrounded my early creative years while lacking the drive of a younger version of myself, a drive that I am well aware I may never get back.”

Stand Still – ‘Steps Ascending’ artwork

 

‘Steps Ascending’ tracklist:

01. Avoiding the Intersection
02. In the Dying Light of a Setting Sun
03. Steps Ascending
04. In My Blood
05. Dust (feat Kristian Hallbert of Crime In Stereo)
06. We Know the Score (feat Michael Smith of Pain Of Truth)
07. Mysticism
08. Gridlock Apocalypse
09. Tower of Gold
10. Fourth Wall

The record was produced and mixed by Greg Thomas at Silver Bullet Studios, with additional mixing by Chris Teti, and mastered by Kris Crummett at Interlace Audio. ‘Steps Ascending’ is available for preorder now through DAZE and you can find the artwork and full tracklist below.

Throughout the past four years, Stand Still have hit the ground running, playing shows alongside Pain Of Truth, Drain, Koyo, Gorilla Biscuits, Silent Majority, Incendiary, and Restraining Order to name a few. Looking towards the release of ‘Steps Ascending’, the band has a packed tour schedule for Spring and Summer with runs alongside Innerlove, Montclair, HEAVYHEX, Soul Blind, and ASkySoBlack. Check out full dates below.

Upcoming tour dates:

w/ Innerlove
May 2nd – Bonks – Philadelphia PA
May 3rd – Madame’s Oddities – Fredericksburg VA
May 4th – Schoolkids Records – Raleigh NC
May 5th – Skid Row Garage – York PA

w/ Drain and Teenage Wrist
May 20th – Bowery Ballroom – New York NY

w/ Montclair
May 23rd – The Spirit Room – Rochester NY
May 24th – Cabaret Foufounes – Montreal Quebec
May 25th – Rainbow Bistro – Ottawa Ontario
May 26th – Breakaway Cafe – Dover NH

w/ HEAVYHEX
June 8th – Static Era Records – Milford CT
June 9th – Tunes Records – Vorhees NJ

w/ Soul Blind and ASkySoBlack
June 12th – TV EYE – Brooklyn NY
June 14th – Holy Frijoles – Baltimore MD
June 15th – Jackson St – Scranton PA
June 16th – Saltys Beach Bar – Lake Como NJ
June 17th – Nineteen Seventy Nine – Toronto Ontario
June 18th – No Class – Cleveland OH
June 19th – Parts And Labor – Detroit MI
June 20th – Beat Kitchen – Chicago IL
June 21st – Mag Bar – Louisville KY
June 22nd – The End – Nashville TN
June 23rd – Vino’s – Little Rock AR
July 6th – Foto Club – Philadelphia PA

 

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