UNARMED, a new PNW based group featuring current and former members of It Prevails and American Me etc have announced their debut EP It’s Like That which drops on January 13th via Spotify and Apple Music.
The post hardcore tinged effort blends elements of past projects and early influences with a reimagined vocal approach from singer Ian Fike (also of It Prevails). The band worked on the effort with producer Ryan Furlott (It Prevails, MxPx) and was mastered by Mike Kalajian (A Day To Remember, Hopesfall). Tracks for the EP including “Home” and “The Perfect Summer” are available online now.
The band features It Prevails vocalist/bassist Ian Fike, guitarist Therron Francis (It Prevails, Scars of Tomorrow), guitarist Brian Wilson (American Me) and drummer Aaron Marsh (Ex-It Prevails, American Me). It Prevails has released multiple critically praised albums on Rise Records, Mediaskare and Modern Empire Records. American Me, a favorite in the hardcore scene, has released three full lengths on Rise Records over the years. All members of Unarmed have at one point been a member of It Prevails, bringing together longtime friends once again for this exciting new band. Listen to Unarmed on Spotify, Apple Music and Youtube
The band is: Aaron Marsh – Drums, Brian Wilson – Guitars, Ian Fike – Vocals / Bass, Therron Francis – Guitars
Unarmed is a Portland, Oregon quartet composed of current and former members of seminal melodic hardcore outfit, It Prevails (Rise), Scars of Tomorrow (Victory) and American Me (Rise).
Embracing their musical roots, Unarmed explores the post-punk soundscape that’s inspired each member throughout their musical careers. Their debut EP It’s Like That is layered with thick, intricate, melody- laden guitars, rich rhythms and cathartic lyrics seamlessly woven between memorable hooks and melodies which vocalist / bassist Ian Fike delivers with gut- wrenching passion and sincerity. Produced / engineered by Ryan Furlott (It Prevails, MxPx) and mastered by Mike Kalajian (A Day To Remember, Hopesfall) “It’s Like That” will be released in early 2023, available everywhere digitally.