Metalcore powerhouse Of Mice & Men have left Rise Records and signed to Sharptone, and that’s been signaled with the release of a new song, “Obsolete”. Whether that’s a Fear Factory reference or not is anyone’s guess, but the song does continue in the vein of their 2019 album Earthandsky. So if you liked that album a lot (you should – it was pretty solid), the band’s upcoming Timeless EP (which will be their Sharptone label release debut) is one you’ll want to keep on your radar. Stream the new song below.
“There’s an old idiom about what you’re supposed to do when life gives you lemons,” explains singer Aaron Pauley of the EP. “Sadly, to disappoint, this wasn’t exactly that. We started writing this EP shortly before the initial lockdowns in spring of 2020, before we knew that our world was about to become a radically different place. A lot of these songs were born from a place of wondering how we’d fit into 2020 and beyond, both as adults in our 30s as well as a band that’s a decade into our existence.”
Regarding the new deal with SharpTone, Pauley had this to say: “It’s pretty exciting to be working with a new label. We still have a great relationship with our previous label — it was just time to shake things up, and after conversations and meetings with various labels, we felt that our vision for the future of OM&M matched most closely with SharpTone’s. Working with Shawn and the team has been incredibly rewarding, and we’re all super excited with what’s to come!”