Canadian Post-Hardcore Band 

Resurfaces with New Album
The Longest Lonesome out March 29th
Unveils Brand New Song “Shawinigan”
Photo Credit: Daniel Hadfield
Canadian post-hardcore band RARITY has emerged with a new album and more intensity than ever before. The Longest Lonesome is set for a March 29th release. The band has also announced their North American headline outing The Longest Lonesome Tour withRomancerCalling All Captains, and Heavy Hearts and unveiled the mysterious music video for their new single “Shawinigan”.

“The album title came to us as the sum of every experience the group has had over the past two years,” explains drummer Evan James Woods. “After what felt like an eternity of setback after setback, both professionally and personally, we really began to disappear inside our own self-abasement. Creating the album was like traveling a dark tunnel, no end in sight. A seemingly un-ending low point in our lives, so we named it accordingly.”

The 11-track in-your-face album was produced, engineered, and mixed by Sam Guaiana at Room 21 Sound in Toronto. From unrelenting trauma (“Shawinigan”) to painful acceptance (“Drown Me Out”) to tongue and cheek denial (“Heel”) to a somber change of pace sonically (“Tiger Lily”) to desperate pleading (“I’ll Come Around”); Rarity touches on self-criticism, introversion, and loneliness. “Everything was written as a response to a very specific time in our career,” vows Woods. “We took all of our favourite moments and sounds from our previous material and focused in on what made a Rarity song a Rarity song.”
The band has unleashed their new music video “Shawinigan” via YouTube. “We went with a nighttime shoot, utilized a lot of neon lighting and a spotlight to simulate a paranormal vibe,” describes Woods. “We wanted to emphasize the feeling of isolation and introversion that we touch on in the lyrics. The light coming in through the windows feels threatening and the world outside is a mystery.”
Rarity formed in 2014 and hails from Hamilton, Ontario. They signed to Rise Records and released 2015’s debut EP Alive In Your Eyes and 2016’s critically-acclaimed debut studio album I Couldn’t Be Weaker. They’ve toured with everyone from Silverstein to Vanna to Emarosa to Seaway to State Champs.

RARITY is Loeden Learn (vocals), Adam Clarke (guitar), Corbin Giroux (guitar, backing vocals), Cole Gardener (bass), Evan James Woods (drums). Their new album The Longest Lonesome will be released on March 29, 2019. Catch them on tour in North America throughout April and May!

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