Transitions are an interesting thing, especially in the music world. When a band plays a certain genre of music, it’s easy to get labeled and pigeonholed in a way that makes any possible change in sound a difficult one, if not nearly impossible to avoid alienation from any previous fanbase you did have. This is exactly what Ohio’s self-styled “Puke Rock” band My Ticket Home had to go through between the release of their 2012 debut album To Create A Cure and the follow-up, 2013’s Strangers Only. The band’s shift from a solid but unspectacular post-hardcore outfit to a riff-heavy, pounding nu-metal influenced band was a shocking one, but also a move that proved vital to My Ticket Home’s success.
Fast forward to 2017, and you have My Ticket Home’s dynamic 3rd album, UnReal, which drops in a few weeks. It’s ultimately another stylistic shift into their Deftones, Quicksand, and Far influences – combining riff-heavy alternative metal with a less aggressive vocal style is something that clearly works on the band’s new track, “Hyperreal”. You can check out the new song below, as well as the band’s upcoming tour dates supporting Nothing More.
(Note: All dates now are with Palisades replacing As Lions, who are not playing the tour.)