Tiny Moving Parts Sign to Hopeless Records // Share Single “Medicine” + Announce New Album ‘breathe’, Out 9/13

Hopeless Records is excited to announce the signing of Tiny Moving Parts. Today, they’ve shared “Medicine” the first single off the band’s forthcoming album breathe, out September 13th, 2019. Fans can watch the music video for “Medicine” here: smarturl.it/MedicineVideo 

Speaking to the track, Dylan Mattheisen said, “‘Medicine’ is about everything around you falling apart. When people come and go in a lifetime, I try to focus on the happiness and guidance they’ve provided me instead of the sadness of them leaving” 

Mattheisen is afraid of death. That’s nothing new. In fact, it’s a fear that has flowed, in one form or another, through every album the Benson, Minnesota band has released so far. But on breathe, the band’s fifth proper full-length, it’s become more obvious and prevalent than ever. At the same time, this set of songs is designed to help quell those anxieties, both for Mattheisen and the dedicated following he and his cousins – brothers Matt and Billy Chevalier – have built up since forming the band in 2008.

I just feel as time goes on that everything means more and more,” says Mattheisen. “So this record covers things we’ve talked about in the past – the fear of dying, losing someone through moving away or the passing of someone – but it concentrates more on the positives, and being happy things happened instead of sad they’re taken away. It’s about finding that mindset to keep on powering through.”

Written in between tours since the release of their last record, Swell, released in January 2018, breathe finds the band movingforward sonically as much as they are pushing through emotionally. Recorded with longtime collaborator Greg Lindholm, who oversaw seven songs, and established pop producer John Fields (Jimmy Eat World, Goo Goo Dolls, All Time Low), who handled the other three, breathe is full of the same emotionally-driven blend of math-rock, pop-punk and emo that they’ve made their own, but it also branches out. 

breathe is more than just an album. It’s an emotional crutch. It’s moral support. It’s the friend we all need at our darkest times. It’s the sound of a band coming to terms with their own mortality, their own anxieties, their own self-doubts. And it’s a reminder that, as long as there are songs sung back as if our lives depend on them, we are never alone. 

breathe track listing:

1. The Midwest Sky

2. Light Bulb

3. Medicine

4. Icicles (Morning Glow)

5. Vertebrae

6. Polar Bear

7. Bloody Nose

8. Soft Spot

9. I Can’t Shake

10. Hallmark

Tiny Moving Parts Upcoming Tour Dates

July 26 – Milwaukee, WI – Colectivo Coffee Prospect Café

July 27 – Detroit, MI – West Riverfront Park

July 28 – Detroit, MI – West Riverfront Park

UK/Euro tour with Microwave, Lizzy Farrall

September 21 – Southampton, UK – The 1865

September 22 – Cardiff, UK – The Globe

September 24 – Dublin, Ireland – The Grand Social

September 25 – Manchester, UK – Academy 3

September 26 – Glasgow, UK – Slay

September 27 – Birmingham, UK – Institute 2

September 28 – London, UK – O2 Academy Islington

September 30 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Melkweg

October 1 – Paris, France – Supersonic 

October 2 – Brussels, Belgium – Ancienne Belgique

October 3 – Cologne, Germany – Luxor

October 4 – Hamburg-nord, Germany – Uebel & Gefärlich

October 5 – Leipzig, Germany – Felsenkeller Leipzig

October 6 – Berlin, Germany – BI NUU

October 8 – Munich, Germany – Feierwerk

October 9 – Vienna, Austria – Flex

October 10 – Bologna, Italy – Locomotiv Club

About RJ Frometa

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