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Melodic hardcore pack STAND STILL shows love to the Long Island music scene with “In My Blood”

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Stand Still is set to make a splash with their debut full-length album, “Steps Ascending,” dropping June 14th via DAZE. This album showcases ten tracks of emotionally charged melodic hardcore, perfectly capturing the band’s essence.

The anticipation has been building with singles like “In the Dying Light of a Setting Sun,” “Mysticism,” and the title track “Steps Ascending.” Their latest single, “In My Blood,” is a heartfelt anthem that celebrates the bonds of family and community within the music scene.

The video for “In My Blood,” directed by Tom Flynn, takes viewers inside a legendary Long Island home that has hosted countless monumental moments in the local music scene, including TAKING BACK SUNDAY’s “S’old” video.

It’s a high-energy tribute featuring stage dives and sing-alongs, with cameos from Long Island hardcore heavyweights like PAIN OF TRUTH, KOYO, BACKTRACK, KING NINE, and VICTORY GARDEN.

Gerry Windus, the band’s vocalist, reflects on the personal roots of their music: “My family is the reason I’m so invested in music. My dad played in bands his whole life and taught me how to play guitar and sing at an early age. My sister was going to LIHC shows while I was still picking my nose and riding my bike. Without them, I wouldn’t be doing what I’m doing today without a doubt.”

Stand Still - Elyza Reinhart
Stand Still – photo by Elyza Reinhart

Formed in 2020, Stand Still quickly made their mark with the 2021 EP “A Practice In Patience,” followed by the acclaimed “In A Moment’s Notice” in 2022.

For “Steps Ascending,” the band dedicated over a year to perfecting the album at Silver Bullet Studios with Greg Thomas, before having it mastered by Kris Crummett at Interlace Audio. The result is a collection of songs with bright, intricate structures, moody lyrics, and powerful breakdowns that are sure to resonate live.

Stand Still has already shared the stage with the likes of PAIN OF TRUTH, DRAIN, KOYO, GORILLA BISCUITS, SILENT MAJORITY, INCENDIARY, and RESTRAINING ORDER. Their upcoming tour promises to be equally exciting, with shows lined up alongside MONTCLAIR, HEAVYHEX, SOUL BLIND, and ASKYBLACK.



Tour Dates:

Monday May 20 – New York NY – Bowery Ballroom with Drain and Teenage Wrist
Thursday May 23 – Rochester NY – The Spirit Room with Montclair
Friday May 24 – Montreal QC – Cabaret Foufounes with Montclair
Saturday May 25 – Ottawa ON – Rainbow Bistro with Montclair
Sunday May 26 – Dover NH – Breakaway Cafe with Montclair
Saturday June 8 – Milford CT – Static Era Records with HEAVYHEX
Sunday June 9 – Vorhees NJ – Tunes Records with HEAVYHEX
Wednesday June 12 – Brooklyn NY – TV EYE with Soul Blind and ASkySoBlack
Friday June 14 – Baltimore MD – Holy Frijoles with Soul Blind and ASkySoBlack
Saturday June 15 – Scranton PA – Jackson St with Soul Blind and ASkySoBlack
Sunday June 16 – Lake Como NJ – Saltys Beach Bar with Soul Blind and ASkySoBlack
Monday June 17 – Toronto ON – Nineteen Seventy Nine with Soul Blind and ASkySoBlack
Tuesday June 18 – Cleveland OH – No Class with Soul Blind and ASkySoBlack
Wednesday June 19 – Detroit MI – Parts And Labor with Soul Blind and ASkySoBlack
Thursday June 20 – Chicago IL – Beat Kitchen with Soul Blind and ASkySoBlack
Friday June 21 – Louisville KY – Mag Bar with Soul Blind and ASkySoBlack
Saturday June 22 – Nashville TN – The End with Soul Blind and ASkySoBlack
Sunday June 23 – Little Rock AR – Vino’s with Soul Blind and ASkySoBlack
Saturday July 6 – Philadelphia PA – Foto Club

Karol Kamiński

DIY rock music enthusiast and web-zine publisher from Warsaw, Poland. Supporting DIY ethics, local artists and promoting hardcore punk, rock, post rock and alternative music of all kinds via IDIOTEQ online channels.
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