New Song/Video "Habit" Premieres at Noisey, Parallel Lives preorders live

Head over to Noisey to hear "Habit," a first taste of our second full-length album, Parallel Lives, which will be released on June 3rd, 2016. The song is accompanied by a video, edited by the lovely Greg Mitchels, showing you a bit of what we've been up to the past two years.

Preorders are live for the album HERE. We again put a lot of time and effort into each package and variant, including a limited 180g vinyl record with a custom slipcover. Preordering gets you an instant download of "Habit."

You can read a bit about the album HERE. We've honestly never been more proud of anything we've done and couldn't be happier to finally share at least a piece of this project with you.

New Song "Captive" Premieres at A.V. Club

Today we're premiering our song "Captive" over at A.V. Club. Click the image to check it out!

The release is through Overdue Collection Agency, who is celebrating its new status as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. The split between us and Matt Pryor is titled Burn Bright Vol. 1, and will be the first release of original material from the label. In addition, 50% of the profits from this release will benefit charitable organizations that support survivors of sexual assault, The East Los Angeles Women’s Center and RAINN.

“Captive” was one of our favorite songs from the Bloom & Breathe recording sessions, and we thought it stood so well on it’s own that we ultimately decided to leave it off the album to present in another project. When Michael from Overdue Collection reached out about doing a charity split with Matt Pryor, we knew it was the right placement for the track.

In addition to working with a label dedicated to quality vinyl releases, we’re proud to be supporting charities focused on survivors of sexual assault with a portion of the profits for this release. This cause is extremely important and we urge you to look into these organizations and donate further in any way you can.

Additionally, Matt Pryor has contributed two tracks, “My Own Reflection” and “Brake Lines,” to Burn Bright Vol. 1. His latest release is the live album Nine Forty Live, and fans can catch him in concert with Chris Conley and Andy Jackson on the tail end of his current tour.

Burn Bright Vol. 1 will be available in 5 vinyl variants in total. 3 are exclusive to Overdue Collection Agency’swebstore. Gates and Pryor have their own unique versions, which will be available on their respective tours.

Vinyl Pressing Information:
● 50 Black with Numbered Fire Extinguisher tags. (Exclusive to Overdue)
● 75 Black with Numbered Fire Extinguisher tags, (Exclusive to Gates)
● 75 Black with Numbered Fire Extinguisher tags. (Exclusive to Matt Pryor)
● 328 Black
● 550 Clear

There's a lyrical easter egg in the track for fans of You Are All You Have Left to Fear. Hope you enjoy!

Minnesota, Missouri & Colorado

 Photo by Timothy Snyder

Photo by Timothy Snyder

The past few days have been amazing. Our first time in Minnesota was at the Triple Rock in Minneapolis. We got to hangout and meet so many great people, we were introduced to Nic from New Vintage Amplifiers and talked about potential custom gear orders for our next record. We also got to see our buddy Tyler Habeck who we haven't seen since our first full US Tour which he tour managed  Tiny Moving Parts for. We can't wait to come back through the area!

 Flyer Design by Dan King, Photo by Mike Maroney

Flyer Design by Dan King, Photo by Mike Maroney

Today we are headed out to Colorado to play the Marquis Theater in Denver. Our stay in Colorado will last a few days, we have a day off the in Boulder area tomorrow so we are planning on exploring and drinking in the wilderness.

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Photo by Conor Feimster

The Demo St Louis, MO & Subterranean Chicago, Il

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Last night we played at the Demo in St Louis for the second time. We had the chance to catch up with our buddies in Foxing while we were in town. It was great seeing them for the first time since our winter tour with them. We traded some demos of new material and Eric was kind enough to take us to the zoo on our day off.

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Tonight we'll be back at the Subterranean in Chicago. So stoked to be able to play Chicago again with Pianos!

Flyer Design: Dan King

First Unitarian Church, Philadelphia with Pianos Become the Teeth & Loma Prieta

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We began our full US tour with Pianos Become the Teeth and Loma Prieta at the First Unitarian Church in Philly. The show was amazing and we couldn't ask for a better way to kick off this tour. It was an honor to finally play such a legendary spot for shows and we certainly hope to be back real soon!

Flyer Design: Dan King

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Full Album Stream on Alternative Press

Bloom & Breathe is officially out tomorrow, but you can stream it early over at Alternative Press right now!  Check it out here:

http://www.altpress.com/features/entry/gates_bloom_breathe_album_premiere

You can still pre-order the album through any of these locations:

CD/LP: http://gates.merchnow.com/
UK/EU: http://www.banquetrecords.com/PNE158
iTunes: http://geni.us/2iRX

The album comes out tomorrow, and be sure to come say hi at one of our upcoming shows! Our dates with Pianos Become The Teeth are selling quickly!

 

Bloom & Breathe Out in One Week!

The time is almost upon us, Bloom & Breathe is officially out in one week!

To celebrate, Mike put together a video showing the process for assembling the screen-printed dust covers that come with the most limited vinyl pressing.  Check it out:

Each cover was screen printed by VGKids under supervision of our illustrator extraordinaire, Matt Dye, on French Paper Co. whip cream colored pop-tone cover paper. We then scored, glued, and hand numbered each cover ourselves.

The covers will be shipped with each coke-bottle clear with oxblood and grimace splatter variant order. This variant is sold out, but if you haven't preordered the album yet, we still have a beautiful "Bone" variant out of 300 and a milky clear with blue and green heavy splatter out of 500 available here.

For those of you who have been with us from the start, you know how important art is to our band. From the very first hand screen-printed copies of The Sun Will Rise and Lead Me Home, we've always taken the time to create art and packaging that we felt represented the music, and to be a direct part of it's creation. Bloom & Breathe is no different, and we're excited to be continuing this tradition with these limited edition covers.

 Mike and Dan screen printing  The Sun Will Rise  back in 2011.

Mike and Dan screen printing The Sun Will Rise back in 2011.

In addition to this video, we're happy to announce a short run of headlining dates on our way out to meet up with Foxing this November. We'll be hitting our pseudo-hometowns of Detroit and Lincoln as well as Pittsburgh, Denver, and Salt Lake City. We'll have a few more headlining dates to announce soon for the way home as well, so stay tuned! Here's all of our upcoming tour dates:

Gates Tour Dates:

Oct 22 - Amityville, NY - Amityville Music Hall (w/Boysetsfire, Tim Barry)
Oct 23 - Asbury Park, NJ - Asbury Lanes (w/Boysetsfire, Tim Barry)
Oct 28 - Cambridge, MA - The Middle East Upstairs (w/Pianos Become The Teeth, Frameworks)
Oct 29 - New York, NY - The Studio at Webster Hall (w/Pianos Become The Teeth, Frameworks)
Oct 30 - Asbury Park, NJ - Asbury Lanes (w/Pianos Become The Teeth, Frameworks)
Oct 31 - Buffalo, NY - Tralf Music Hall (w/Pianos Become The Teeth, Frameworks)
Nov 1 - Chicago, IL - Beat Kitchen (w/Pianos Become The Teeth, Frameworks)
Nov 13 - Pittsburgh, PA - The Smiling Moose (Headlining)
Nov 14 - Detroit, MI - Magic Stick Lounge (Headlining)
Nov 15 - Lincoln, NE - Vega (Headlining)
Nov 17 - Denver, CO - Moon Room (Headlining)
Nov 18 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Shred Shed (Headlining)
Nov 20 - Boise, ID - The Shredder (w/Foxing)
Nov 21 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon (w/Foxing)
Nov 22 - Vancouver, BC - 333 (w/Foxing)
Nov 23 - Portland, OR - Slabtown (w/Foxing)
Nov 24 - San Francisco, CA - Sub-Mission Art Space (w/Foxing)
Nov 25 - Los Angeles, CA - Jewel’s Catch One (w/Foxing)
Nov 26 - Anaheim, CA - Chain Reaction (w/Foxing)
Nov 28 - Phoenix, AZ - 51 West (w/Foxing)
Nov 29 - Albuquerque, NM - Gasworks (w/Foxing, Into It. Over It, Lemuria)
Dec 1 - Springfield, MO - Outland Ballroom (w/Foxing)

See you soon!

Stream "Low" at Rock Sound

We're excited to unveil a new track, "Low," off of Bloom & Breathe today over at Rock Sound!

You can stream the track here.

In addition, UK fans can now preorder the record through Banquet Records here- http://www.banquetrecords.com/PNE158

Digital preorders are also available through iTunes - http://geni.us/2iRX

We're all very excited about the way this track came out, as it was written in a very atypical way (at least for us). From the quote on Rock Sound:

"Dan really ended up leading the structure of this song with the beat, which was the spirit of the original idea. We were tired of piecing parts together at the time, and the chorus was written around the vocal melody which is unusual for us as well. Lyrically, the more I edited this song, the less I liked it, and I ended up keeping the original draft which I’ve never done. We’re all very proud of the way it came together in the end and is one of our collective favorite tracks on the album."  - Kevin

We hope you all enjoy!  Bloom & Breathe is out October 21st!

Music Video for "Not My Blood"

A few months ago we ventured off to an abandoned church in Gary, Indiana along with the Audiotree crew to film a new music video. We're happy to share that video with you all today.

Check out "Not My Blood" from our new album Bloom & Breathe, which is available for preorder on CD/LP here: http://gates.merchnow.com/
And on iTunes here: http://geni.us/2iRX

 


Produced by Audiotree Music
Direction/Cinematography: Bryan Racine
Editing/Graphics: Austin Isaac Peters