PREMIERE: Harbor de Grace Streams New EP

High energy alternative rock band Harbor de Grace is about to release their first title. They’ll be starting out with their single Black Lungs and Broken Teeth off the EP on June 1, then followed with the release of the Well Here It Is EP on June 8.

Ethan started writing shortly after he moved to Nashville. However having so many different musical tastes and influences he found himself with a pile of songs and ideas that sounded nothing like each other. In reference to the block he found himself up against Ethan said, “I knew I needed to write and use these songs as a way to get things off my chest; it’s my therapy really. After I had a decent amount of demos tracked I had to ask myself,  ‘what do I want to with all of this?’ That was followed with the answer, ‘I have no idea.’ I had a pile of songs that were anywhere from blues to metalcore. I had to just pick a direction, run with it, and give it a name. I ended up picking three tracks that had the most importance to me. Two of them being a self reflection and picking out the self destructive actions i make on the day to day with a conclusion saying I need to make changes in my life for the better, and the other about the awesome adventures my wife and I have embarked on these past years. It worked out though! After we were done tracking the EP I knew the direction in which I want to take this. We’re calling it Well Here It Is because of our reaction to the finished product. We weren’t sure what Harbor de Grace was going to turn into, but it turned into something, and here it is.” The band then went to track the EP with producer and audio engineer Pete Wells at Chester House Studios in Spring Hill, TN. Pete had so much fun with it to the point that he joined Harbor de Grace as guitarist after the tacking was completed.    

Harbor de Grace is an alternative rock band from Nashville, Tennessee led by singer-songwriter and guitarist Ethan Hunter. Starting in different bands based out of the New England hardcore scene they moved south and came together to form what is Harbor de Grace. Using that high energy they were brought up with as a foundation they also pull ambient, melodic and groove influences to create something new. Eager to hit Nashville’s underground scene as hard as they can, they’re proud to say they’re coming out with this first release, and will be lining up shows for this summer 2018. Harbor de Grace’s chaotic vibes, channeled from influences such as The Chariot and Norma Jean, are also accompanied by and balanced with relaxing and chill tunes reminiscent of artists like This Will Destroy You, or the quieter Nirvana tracks. With this they’re hoping they have something new that they can add to Nashville’s basement show dwelling and punk venue hanging indie/underground scene now and years to come.

“The title Well Here It Is came from our first thought after listening back on the EP after tracking. We didn’t really know exactly what we created. These are just songs that got pumped out from our hearts that were somewhat pleasing to our ears. We’re glad that we found it to be a first step in the direction we want to go though. After listening back on it I thought to myself, “Well Here It Is everyone do what you will, love it, hate it, or be indifferent.” At the end of it all through this EP is a way of telling the listener that we all mess up in front of ourselves, our peers, loved ones, and God, but we must take these errors as a matter of teaching. There is a way to grow and be better; it just depends on how you look at it. Seeing our faults as a way of learning leading to self development will make us better and stronger, and in my case somewhat sane, at the end of it all.”

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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