It’s been almost 5 years since Ohio post-hardcore band Motives have released any new music. The promising band, who released an EP and a full-length album earlier in the decade, went on a bit of a hiatus – but they’ve now signed to Smartpunk Records for the release of a new full-length out next year.
In celebration of the signing announcement, Motives are giving fans a taste of what’s to come, with the release of the upcoming record’s first new song, “Reap & Sow”.
“Really excited to release this record with such an awesome label like Smartpunk. The enthusiasm and support for what we’re trying to do has been amazing.” – Kevin Burrows (guitar)
““Reap And Sow” is an introspective take on a personal sadness, but also a well balanced display of the melodic intensity the rest of the record has to offer.” – Ian Slagle (vocalist)
Undeniably energetic, bold, and dripping with passion, years on the road have helped Motives command attention the second they take the stage. Hailing from Cleveland, the gritty five-piece is set to wage sonic war on the airwaves with the impending release of Death Throes. Founded before the end of the world in 2012, members Kevin Burrows (guitar), Daniel Ackerman (bass), Ian Slagle (vocals), Chris Hanford (guitar), and Mike Taddeo (drums), have used their special blend of heavy, yet somber sound to get listeners to not only listen but to act. Soundtracking internal battles while contemplating mortality, the future’s looking bleak, and MOTIVES is here to champion the sound.