OVERCOATS DEBUTS TWO NEW SONGS LEAVE IF YOU WANNA & KEEP THE FAITH
LIMITED-EDITION 7” GATEFOLD VINYL COMING DECEMBER 6
NEW SINGLE THE FOOL OUT NOW
Toronto, ON – September 20, 2019 – After kicking off a fresh and fiery chapter with shaved heads and a salty single entitled The Fool, critically acclaimed Brooklyn duo, Overcoats, share two new songs entitled, Leave If You Wanna and Keep The Faith today. These three anthems feed an urgent theme of fighting for self, spirit, and soul at all costs, whether it be in a relationship, in the world, or in life.
Their fight began by picking up guitars, shaving their heads and hosting a barbershop listening party. How does yours begin? For Overcoats, the fight continues here. Over glassy synths and a Denniz Pop beat, the harmonies of Leave If You Wanna slide into a listless and lovelorn chant before a soaring, glitchy instrumental break. On Keep The Faith, the group—Hana Elion and JJ Mitchell—churn out guitar squeals between an urge to makeup.
Listen to both sings here: found.ee/OC_LeaveFaith
Additionally, the duo will release a limited-edition and unique double gatefold 7” on Friday December 6, 2019, which includes all three new songs. Pre-order the vinyl here and listen on streaming services today.
The trio of songs comprises the duo’s debut project for Loma Vista Recordings. As a whole, they represent a spectrum of sonic outbursts surrounding love and figuring out what’s worth fighting for.
Of the new project, Hana and JJ share, “we often use songwriting as a way to wrestle with our doubts about love, but this is the opposite. It’s a way to be proud and take a stand in the face of doubt. It’s about not giving up.”
“The Foolsignals the duo’s bold return and is the original statement, ‘I’m going to be who I’m going to be, and I’m tired of shaping g myself to fit into what other people want me to be’.” Hana adds, “Leave If You Wanna’is the dark side of this declaration—a ‘Fuck You’—the words you say mid-fight. You can get trigger happy, and you can get more interested in fighting than what you’re fighting for.” Then, JJ notes, “Keep The Faith acts as the realization: laying down your weapons is how you truly fight for what’s right.”
This weekend, they wrap up a tour with Two Door Cinema Club. Check out the remaining dates below. Get ready for more from Overcoats! What’s your fight?
Overcoats fight by bucking trends, overturning expectations, and cranking out sticky sweet pop subversion tightened up to Swedish standards under a Seattle grunge haze—all born out of a D.I.Y. Brooklyn “laboratory.” Since forming in a Wesleyan dorm room during 2015, Hana Elion and JJ Mitchell quietly molded provocative pop into power. Their full-length debut Young stood out as “one of the Top 5 bestselling albums from a debut artist on an independent label in 2017,” bowed at #4 on the Alternative New Albums Chart, and landed at #12 on the Heatseekers Chart. Not to mention, they generated 50 million-plus streams, sold 30K albums, and regularly averaged 1 million-plus listeners on Spotify. Billboard touted Young among “The Best Albums of 2017 – Critics Pick,” and NPR Music named it the “#4 Album of 2017” in addition to praise from New York Times, NPR, Entertainment Weekly, and more. Additionally, they toured alongside Mitski, Tennis, Rhye, Matt Corby, and Joseph.
September 21 – Riviera Theatre – Chicago, IL
September 22 – First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN
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