Stand Still excel at melodic hardcore on new single “Steps Ascending”

Stand Still excel at melodic hardcore on new single

“Steps Ascending”

Upcoming shows with Family Dinner, House and Home, Spite House

Photo Credit: Steve Levy

STREAM: “Steps Ascending”

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. Today, Stand Still shares the first taste of those sessions with 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. You can stream “Steps Ascending” HERE.

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 has 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.

Formed in 2020, Stand Still launched with their EP, A Practice In Patience, in 2021. The band followed it up with their second EP, In A Moment’s Notice in 2022, garnering praise from BrooklynVegan, The Alternative, and Distorted Sound. 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.

Stand Still are excelling at pushing forth an often overlooked genre and the latest single is just the tip of what’s to come.

Stand Still is Gerry Windus (vocals), Steve Hallam (guitar), Bryan Natole (guitar), Mat Rienecker (bass) and Andre Valerio (drums).

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Tour Dates:

Friday Feb 23 – Baltimore MD @ Holy Frijoles w/ Family Dinner

Saturday Feb 24 – Richmond VA @ Banditos w/ Family Dinner

Sunday Feb 25 – Lake Como NJ @ Salty’s Beach Bar w/ Family Dinner

Thursday March 7 – Buffalo NY @ Casa Di Francescas w/ House and Home

Friday March 8 – Pittsburgh PA @ Preserving w/ House and Home

Saturday March 9 – Cleveland OH @ Birdhouse w/ House and Home

Sunday March 10 – Wilkes Barre PA @ Doug’s Board Room w/ House and Home

Monday March 11 – Troy NY @ No Fun w/ Drug Church

Tuesday March 12 – Burlington VT @ Higher Ground

Wednesday March 13 – Portland ME @ The Cavern

Thursday March 14 – Providence RI @ News Cafe

Friday March 15 – Holyoke MA @ The Hoff w/ Witness Chamber & Spite House

Saturday March 16 – Brooklyn NY @ The Kingsland w/ Spite House