Stand Still release new single ‘Steps Ascending,’ announce U.S. tourdates

Long Island, NY has been a home to melodic hardcore for a long time, citing acts including The Movielife, Silent Majority, and Crime In Stereo as forebears. For the past few years, a myriad of bands have come along to carry on the sound and Stand Still prove to be one of the most exciting of the new wave. Known for playing packed-out shows that are built off high-energy and massive sing-a-longs, the band spent much of 2023 in the studio perfecting new material.

Stand Still shares the first taste of those sessions with the single ‘Steps Ascending’ out via DAZE. The track packs punchy rhythms with an infectious chorus and emotional delivery. As we look towards warmer months, it’s primed to be that song at full blast on a crisp day, driving with the windows down.

Diving into the lyrics of the track, vocalist Gerry Windus states: “These lyrics are inspired by Catholic guilt and the anxiety that can arise from questions left unanswered. Growing up in a religious household often leads to feeling as if everything is supposed to hold a deeper meaning, this track attempts to describe those feelings in the catchiest way possible.” Stand Still are excelling at pushing forth an often overlooked genre and the latest single is just the tip of what’s to come.

The band has also announced a run of shows with fellow Long Islander’s Family Dinner this weekend, and will head out on a week long east coast tour in March with House and Home and Spite House on select dates. More info below.


February 23rd – Holy Frijoles – Baltimore MD
February 24th – Banditos – Richmond VA
February 25th – Salty’s Beach Bar – Lake Como NJ
March 7th – Casa Di Francescas – Buffalo NY
March 8th – Preserving – Pittsburgh PA
March 9th – Birdhouse – Cleveland OH
March 10th – Doug’s Board Room – Wilkes Barre PA
March 11th – No Fun – Troy NY
March 12th – Higher Ground – Burlington VT
March 13th – The Cavern – Portland ME
March 14th – News Cafe – Providence RI
March 15th – The Hoff – Holyoke MA
March 16th – The Kingsland – Brooklyn NY

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