Xerxes premiere new song from ‘Collision Blonde’


Louisville’s avant-garde rock band Xerxes has premiered the title track from their upcoming sophomore record, ‘Collision Blonde’. Take a listen to the track below via Soundcloud.


The new album will be released by No Sleep Records on October 21st, and fuses the darkness of classic post-punk (The Cure, Joy Division, Bauhaus) with screaming hardcore vocals. Fans can pre-order ‘Collision Blonde’ now via iTunes (w/instant download of Chestnut Street) and via No Sleep Records at nosleeprecords.com/product/7316.

“I always saw the moments that kind of changed the entire course of my life and my perception of life and love as collisions,” vocalist Calvin Philley told NPR.org. “Love at first sight is as violent as a head-on car wreck, and the not so steady descent out of love is even worse. Love, to me became this bright explosion of blonde hair and soft skin and blue eyes. As painful as it was comforting. It was that very first collision that kind of changed everything. But once the pain outweighed the pleasure, there was no real going back to it. And that was tough to come to terms with. Once things like that leave your life, it’s better to lock the longing away and not even ask for it to come back. So it remains, I won’t remember; you won’t come back.”

Xerxes has also announced a fall tour in support of the new album, which will include a record release show at No Sleep Records’ CMJ showcase, “No Sleep till CMJ II.”

Follow the band at facebook.com/xerxesband for updates.

Tour dates:
Oct 17 – Johnson City, TN @ The Hideaway
Oct 18 – Charlotte, NC @ Lunchbox Records
Oct 19 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
Oct 20 – Amityville, NY @ Amityville Music Hall
Oct 21 – Brooklyn, NY @ No Sleep Records’ CMJ Showcase / “Collision Blonde” Album Release Show @ The Paper Box
Oct 22 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fire (w/ Empire! Empire!, Free Throw)
Oct 23 – Lakewood, OH @ Mahall’s Basement
Oct 24 – Columbus, OH @ Double Happiness
Oct 31 – Birmingham, AL @ The Firehouse (w/ Coliseum)
Nov 1 – Gainesville, FL @ The Fest @ The Atlantic (w/ Self Defense Family, Frameworks, Rescuer & more)
Nov 4 – Nashville, TN @ Stone Fox (w/ Coliseum)

For more information on Xerxes, visit xerxesband.com.

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