South Dakota hardcore quartet Earth Groans have announced their signing to Solid State Records.
“We want to be a ministry first, and a band second” says vocalist Jeremy Schaeffer. The debut EP Renovate (which will have its Solid State release next Friday 5/12) is five songs of chaotic and dissonant metallic hardcore but deeply introspective.
The genesis of Earth Groans was during a deeply tumultuous period in Schaeffer’s life. As he details “I was going through what a lot of young people go through as they grow up. A lot of things I thought I was enjoying just turned out to be empty. Things in my life both professionally and personally just weren’t fulfilling to me anymore. That’s what Renovate is about, doing work on yourself and getting down to the bare foundation. For me that foundation is my faith.”
The band have also announced they’ll be embarking on their own One Dollar Brawler headlining tour running 5/13 – 5/28 and will cost just 1.00 to attend.
5/13 Rapid City, SD @ Black Hills Vinyl
5/14 Bismarck, ND @ Side B
5/15 Fargo, ND @ Crawdad House
5/16 New Port, MN @ Opinion Brewery
5/17 Duluth, MN @ The Encounter
5/18 La Crosse, WI @ The Warehouse
5/19 Milwaukee, WI @ Mosh Haus
5/20 Lansing, IL @ Royal Skate Shop
5/21 Indianapolis, IN @ Showroom
5/22 Cincinnati, OH @ Q’s Dungeon
5/23 Louisville, KY @ Spinelli’s
5/24 Peoria, IL @ The Rail
5/25 Cedar Rapids, IA @ Groundswell
5/26 Lawrence, KS @ Jackpot
5/27 Omaha, NE @ Lookout Lounge
5/28 Sioux Falls, SD @ Icon Lounge