We had been sitting on these songs and dabbling with a few more that we’ve been working on and we asked ourselves, “What do we do with these? What is the project? Is it a full-length album, an EP?” And then this event happened on the end of all of these horrible events. We had the earthquake in Mexico, the impending storms in Houston and Florida, all of these things. It just felt like people had been financially tapped out from trying to help these disasters because there were so many. These things happened at a time when Puerto Rico needed as much relief as they could possibly get. For us, there’s a heritage piece — Claudio’s father is from Bayamón and has family down there. Bigger than that, we wanted to figure out how to help a cause that desperately needs help.
The EP can be purchased on Bandcamp and proceeds will go to hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico.
Orange County’s all-ages venue, Chain Reaction, has announced Chain Fest. The festival will take place on Saturday, September 17th at the Observatory Grounds in Santa Ana, California. Coheed and Cambria, Underoath, and Circa Survive will be headlining along with Portugal. The Man, MXPX, Title Fight, Anthony Green, Basement, Citizen, Dance Gavin Dance, Elder Brother, Hail The Sun, Mat Kerekes, Movements, Nomads, Onelinedrawing, Secret Space, Tigers Jaw, Turnover, Up Syndrome, and Zao.
VIP tickets are on sale now. General admission goes on sale on Friday.