PREMIERE: The Appleseed Cast Brave the “Chaotic Waves” on New Single

The emo first-wavers ready their first album in nearly five years with another track unveil.

It’s been a long journey for The Appleseed Cast, who were among the first wave of emo bands coming up in the midwest in the late ’90s. Twenty years later, their sound has wandered in the direction of post rock before delving into the experimental following their signing with Graveface Records a decade ago, the indie label founded by Black Moth Super Rainbow’s Ryan Graveface.

With their first album in over five years, The Fleeting Light of Impermanence, slated for release at the end of the month, the band is sharing the second single, “Chaotic Waves,” today, confirming the new album has more in common with Explosions in the Sky than just a poetic album title. Crashing between the tumultuous ebbs and flows of guitar and percussion, the track’s instrumentals align with the record’s theme of overcoming adversity and finding optimism in a bleak world.

“‘Chaotic Waves’ is about having the courage to break out of complacency,” vocalist Chris Crisci says about the track. “It is about recognizing that the world is turbulent, full of clashes, and that in order to affect it, you have to first engage [with] it. Ultimately, those engagements will be the only thing that lasts.”

The Fleeting Light of Impermanence is out June 28 on Graveface Records. You can pre-order it here.

Tour Dates:

Jun-14 Kansas City, MO Boulevardia
Jun-15 St. Louis, MO Old Rock House
Jun-16 Nashville, TN The Basement
Jun-17 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade (Purgatory)
Jun-18 Columbia, SC New Brookland Tavern
Jun-19 Savannah, GA The Jinx
Jun-20 Tampa, FL The Crowbar
Jun-21 Orlando, FL Will’s Pub
Jun-22 Miami, FL Gramps
Jun-23 Jacksonville, FL Nighthawks
Jun-25 New Orleans, LA Gasa Gasa
Jun-26 Houston, TX White Oak Music Hall
Jun-27 Austin, TX Barracuda
Jun-28 San Antonio, TX Paper Tiger
Jun-29 Dallas, TX Ruins
Jun-30 Oklahoma City, OK 89th Street Collective
Jul-12 Wichita, KS WaveJul-13 Albuquerque, NM Launchpad
Jul-14 Phoenix, AZ Rebel Lounge
Jul-16 Vegas, NV Bunkhouse Saloon
Jul-17 San Diego, CA Soda Bar
Jul-19 Los Angeles, CA Bootleg Theater
Jul-20 Santa Ana, CA Constellation Room
Jul-21 Fresno, CA Strummer’s
Jul-22 San Francisco, CA Rickshaw Stop
Jul-23 Sacramento, CA Harlow’s
Jul-24 Reno, NV Holland Project
Jul-25 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge
Jul-27 Denver, CO Marquis Theatre
Aug-11 Fargo, ND The Aquarium
Aug-12 Winnipeg, MB Good Will Social Club
Aug-14 Edmonton, AB The Starlite Room
Aug-15 Calgary, AB Dickens
Aug-16 Vancouver, BC The Fox Theater
Aug-17 Seattle, WA High Dive
Aug-18 Bellingham, WA The Shakedown
Aug-19 Portland, OR Mississippi Studios
Aug-20 Boise, ID Neurolux
Aug-22 Sioux Falls, SD Total Drag Records

06.14 with The Glorious Sons, The Freedom Affair, & more
06.15 -06.30 with Tennis System
07.12 – 07.27 with Young Jesus


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