Pitchfork (Website) - "Bolm's hyper-confessional lyrics are a beacon of hope to anyone plagued by anxiety, depression, toxic relationships, and general self-doubt."
Audio Mixer: Brad Wood .
Recording information: Seagrass Studios, Valley Village, CA; Steakhouse Studio, Noth Hollywood, CA.
Photographer: Ryan Aylsworth.
The Long Beach-based post-hardcore unit's much-anticipated follow-up to 2013's Is Survived By, the impassioned Stage Four was inspired by the death of frontman Jeremy Bolm's mother Sandy after a long fight with cancer. Recorded at Los Angeles' Seagrass Studio with producer Brad Wood (Sunny Day Real Estate, mewithoutYou, Smashing Pumpkins), the 11-track set delivers a near constant barrage of gut punches, both sonic and lyrical, but tempers the fallout with a healthy dose of empathy. ~ James Christopher Monger