Highly Suspect have revealed two new tracks Ice Cold (streaming HERE) and New California (streaming HERE) today. The new tracks set the stage for Highly Suspect’s anxiously awaited fourth full-length album, The Midnight Demon Club, out on September 9th.
Once again, this pair of cuts illustrates Highly Suspect’s boundless approach to songwriting as Ice Cold seesaws on a glitchy groove and a danceable bounce, while New California barrels forward with a punk bass line and beds of hand percussion.
Earlier this summer, Highly Suspect surprised fans with news of their forthcoming new album, The Midnight Demon Club. The three-time GRAMMY® Award-nominated band also shared Natural Born Killer (streaming HERE) and Pink Lullabye (streaming HERE) with Natural Born Killer joined by the Andrew Sandler directed music video streaming on the band’s official YouTube channel. Furthermore, Natural Born Killer recently vaulted into the top 15 at Active Rock radio and continues to grow at the format.
Regarding the forthcoming LP, lead vocalist and guitarist Johnny Stevens a.k.a. “Terrible Johnny” shared, “Life comes at you fast. We are constantly reminded of this, and perhaps no greater occurrence will spark the imagination more than the death of a loved one. In my experience, it’s during these moments of processing great loss that the mind is completely focused on ‘what if’s’ as we try and escape what is. The Midnight Demon Club is about becoming the best version of yourself after tragedy, so it’s a second chance on life with a happier mindset. The Midnight Demon Club is all about having fun and keeping it moving. Because as we all know, this life is way too short.”
Later this year, Highly Suspect will embark on a massive headline tour of the U.S., which will see the group touring the states for the first time behind The Midnight Demon Club. Featuring support from special guests Artikal Sound System, Dead Poet Society, and Tigercub on select dates, the “Midnight Demon Club Tour” will kick off on September 15th in Minneapolis, MN and includes stops in Nashville, Atlanta, New York City, Chicago, Detroit, Dallas and more. Additionally, the tour will include a special performance at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO on October 20th which will see the band joined by iann dior, Spiritbox, and Destroy Boys as support. For tickets and more information on Highly Suspect’s US tour, visit www.highlysuspect.net.
The Midnight Demon Club finds Highly Suspect at a turning point. Produced by Highly Suspect and WZRD BLD, the 12-track offering teems with truth barely contained in fits of metallic exorcism and hip-hop-induced beat-craft. Stoned musings about a world on the brink of destruction ride over gorgeously uneasy orchestration and vocal transmissions that drip with sadness, longing, rage, and confidence all at once.
Never content to follow, Highly Suspect push rock music forward by trusting their instincts and raising a middle finger to everything else. The gold-certified band – Johnny Stevens [vocals, guitar], Ryan Meyer [drums, vocals], Rich Meyer [bass, vocals], Matt Kofos [guitar] and Mark Schwartz [synths] – don’t just talk about burning the rules and breaking the mold; they actually do so. The band’s chemically imbalanced mix of gritty guitars, haunting piano, off-kilter synths, hip-hop production, cinematic vision, and beautifully possessed vocals transformed them into a phenomenon beloved by a diehard global fanbase known as “MCID” [My Crew Is Dope].