I See Stars, the Michigan-based electronic hardcore outfit who will be featured on this year’s Vans Warped Tour, release their fifth studio album, Treehouse, on June 17 via Sumerian Records.
“This is the most time we’ve had to create an album since 3D,” explains vocalist Devin Oliver. “We actually had time to reflect on our past, but most importantly what we want to become. Beyond the music, it felt like an evolution for us emotionally. We finally feel like the band we were meant to be. If you strip it down, it’s not just drums, guitar, bass, vocals, and minor production. The electronic aspects could be their own songs, and we aim to blend everything as seamlessly as possible.”
The band shared the first new music from the release in February, “Mobbin’ Out” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rh5p2GwLvvQ, a song that reflects that “mindful” attitude towards presentation and the idea that the electronic element of I See Stars stand on its own as well.
The 12-song album, which was recorded in Los Angeles, marks a number of first for the band. The biggest change is the band itself being pared down to four members: vocalist Devin Oliver, guitar player Brent Allen, bass player Jeff Valentine and keyboards/drummer Andrew Oliver. I See Stars also enlisted a number of producers to work on the release including Erik Ron [Panic! at the Disco, Saosin], Nick Scott [Asking Alexandria, Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!], Taylor Larson [Periphery, Veil of Maya] and David Bendeth (Bring Me The Horizon, Paramore).
1. Calm snow 2. Break 3. White Lies 4. Everyone’s Safe in the Treehouse 5. Running With Scissors 6. Mobbin’ Out 7. Walking on Gravestones 8. Light in the Cave 9. All In 10. Two Hearted 11. Portals 12. Yellow King
Vans Warped Tour dates:
June 24 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion June 25 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center June 26 Houston, TX NRG Park June 27 New Orleans, LA Mardi Gras World June 29 Nashville, TN The Fairground Nashville June 30 Atlanta, GA Lakewood Amphitheater July 1 St. Petersburg, FL Vinoy Park July 2 Orlando, FL Tinker Field July 3 West Palm Beach, FL Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre July 5 Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavilion July 6 Virginia Beach, VA Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater July 7 Syracuse, NY Lakeview Amphitheater July 8 Camden, NJ BB&T Pavilion July 9 Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater July 10 Hartford, CT The Xfinity Theatre July 11 Scranton, PA The Pavilion at Montage Mountain July 13 Mansfield, MA Xfinity Center July 14 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Pac July 15 Burgettstown, PA First Niagara Pavilion July 16 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion July 17 Holmdel, NJ P.N.C. Bank Arts Center July 19 Noblesville, IN Lipsch Music Center July 20 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center July 21 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center July 22 Auburn Hills, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills July 23 Tinley Park, IL Hollwood Casino Amphitheater July 24 Shakopee, MN Canterbury Park July 26 Milwaukee, WI Marcus Amphitheatre July 27 Maryland Heights, MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre July 28 Bonner Springs, KS Providence Medical Center Amphitheater July 30 Salt Lake City, UT Utah State Fairpark July 31 Denver, CO Pepsi Center Arena Lot August 1 Albuquerque, NM Balloon Fiest Park August 2 Scottsdale, AZ Salt River Fields August 5 San Diego, CA Qualcomm Stadium at Jack Murphy Field August 6 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre August 7 Pomona, CA Pomona Fairplex August 9 Las Vegas, NV Hard Rock Hotel & Casino August 11 Nampa, ID Ford Idaho Center August 12 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheater August 13 Portland, OR Portland Expo Center