Two of Sharptone Records’ flagship and veteran bands, Miss May I and We Came As Romans have been hard at work recording new music. While WCAR dropped two singles in September of last year (“Carry The Weight” and “From The First Note”), Miss May I released their 6th album, Shadows Inside, all the way back in 2017. Luckily, it appears both bands have music on the horizon, and sooner than you might think as well.
Ten years ago, a metaphorical seed was planted – both in the hearts of their loyal fanbase, and in the band themselves. Now, We Came As Romans are plotting a special anniversary tour, celebrating the 10-year anniversary of their debut album, To Plant A Seed.
“We’re really excited to announce the 10-year-anniversary tour for our first record ‘To Plant A Seed’,” says guitarist Joshua Moore. “Being able to watch our fans connect with us through music over the last decade has been an amazing privilege, and it all started with ‘To Plant A Seed’. Way back in 2009 when we recorded it, we had no idea where it would take us or what we were really even doing, and it’s awesome to see that we can play these songs still, and feel that connection with you.”
The tour kicks off on March 5 in Chicago and runs through April 11 in Pontiac, Michigan, and will feature support from The Devil Wears Prada, Gideon, and Dayseeker.
Released the same day as Say Anything’s underrated self-titled album and just a day after arguably the best Katatonia record in Night Is The New Day, the November 3rd, 2009 release of We Came As Romans’ debut album To Plant A Seed helped establish the band’s identity early on in their career. Clearly, the band has grown since then – with 2017’s Cold Like War being far and away their most interesting album to date – but To Plant A Seed is far more than just a solid record that’s boosted by the weight of ten year old nostalgia.
The Trick R’ Treat tour, headlined by Motionless in White, made its final stop in Indianapolis on October 20th. Photographer Mya Tolliver captured the action from both Motionless in White and We Came As Romans