September 10, 2021 – Dayton, OH – Iconic rock band Hawthorne Heights have released their eighth studio album The Rain Just Follows Me today. Available to stream digitally via Pure Noise Records, the 11 tracks on this record stand as some of Woodruff’s most resonant writings to date, as he unravels themes of both physical and emotional distance from his wife and daughter in Ohio, as well as personal identity as the frontman of as one of the most iconic emo acts of the new millennium.
Most of all, today’s release is quintessentially Hawthorne Heights. It’s who they’ve always been – they just needed to push down the heartache and strife long enough to rediscover those intangible characteristics.
“We want to create the best songs that are accurate depictions of our lives and connect to other people through our songs,”frontman JT Woodruff says. “I hope this record helps people understand that others out there are thinking like them – and thinking about them. Everyone gets poured on in life; we just want to provide an umbrella.”
In addition to today’s release, Hawthorne Heights are sharing a brand new music video for “Tired And Alone” with fans.
On the new track and video, Woodruff shares “I’m not sure if it’s just me, but the worst times just seem to be louder in my head.I have trouble shutting them out and focusing on the truly remarkable things I’ve been able to be a part of. In a spark of clarity while drinking some very fine iced honey lavender lattes, Mark and I were able to capture a shared moment, which turned into some of my favorite lyrics from the album.We rushed back to my living room and wrote Tired and Alone before the lattes were done. It was a nice positive vibe, with nobody else around.Sometimes the more people you have poking around a recording session, the worse your idea becomes.This track has a nice summery feel, and it sounds like the year after graduating high school.That very short timeframe when anything is possible. Until the itineraries pile up, and the train endlessly bounds on.”
The Rain Just Follows Me is available to stream today at https://smarturl.it/hawthorneheightsoh and will also be released in stores with limited edition vinyl variants on October 22, 2021.
The Rain Just Follows Me Track List
1. Constant Dread
2. The Rain Just Follows Me
3. Holy Coast
4. Tired And Alone
5. Thunder In Our Hearts
6. Spray Paint It Black
7. Dull Headlights
8. Palm Canyon Drive
9. Seafoam
10. Words Can’t Hurt
11. Bambarra Beach (The End)
Hawthorne Heights are currently on the road with Bayside, Senses Fail and The Bombpops on the 21 Years of Bad Luck Tour. Additionally, if fans pre-order The Rain Just Follows Me from a handful of record stores, they will be able to attend an exclusive acoustic performance and signing while the band is on the road.
A full list of tour dates, including in-stores, are available below with tickets are on sale now at https://hawthorneheights.com/tour/.
Upcoming Tour Dates
September 10 – Agora Theater and Ballroom – Cleveland, OH
September 11 – Brooklyn Bowl Nashville – Nashville, TN
September 12 – Pop’s – Sauget, IL
September 14 – Bogart’s – Cincinnati, OH
September 15 – The Crofoot Ballroom – Pontiac, MI
September 16 – The Village Theater of East Davenport – Davenport, IA
September 17 – First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN
September 19 – Concord Music Hall – Chicago, IL
September 21 – Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill – Dallas, TX
September 22 – Emo’s Austin – Austin, TX
September 23 – Rockhouse Bar – El Paso, TX*
September 24 – The Van Buren – Phoenix, AZ
September25 – Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas – Las Vegas, NV
September 26 – The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA
September 28 – House of Blues Anaheim – Anaheim, CA
September 29 – The UC Theatre – Berkeley, CA
October 1 – Showbox SoDo – Seattle, WA
October 2 – Crystal Ballroom – Portland, OR
October 3 – The Alpine – Reno, NV*
October 4 – The Union Event Center – Salt Lake City, UT
October 5 – Gothic Theatre – Englewood, CO
*Indicates Hawthorne Heights headline date
Upcoming In-Store Appearances
October 21 – Dayton OH – Omega Music
October 22 – Louisville KY – Guestroom
October 23 – Lexington KY – CD Central
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Hawthorne Heights is composed of JT Woodruff (Vocals, Guitar), Mark McMillon (Guitar, Backing Vocals), Matt Ridenour (Bass, BackingVocals), Chris Popadak (Drums). Throughout their long and storied career as one of the most iconic emo acts of the new millennium, the quartet have overcome obstacles at every turn – but these roadblocks always seemed to come from external forces, from unscrupulous record labels and the shifting whims of fickle audiences to unimaginable personal tragedy threatening to derail them.
Despite the odds, Hawthorne Heights have over come it all: earning two Gold albums (2004’s The Silence In Black And White and 2006’s If Only You Were Lonely), penning some of the genre’s most well-known songs (“Ohio Is For Lovers,” “Saying Sorry”), and remaining a hard-touring act nearly two decades after forming in Dayton, Ohio.

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