Revolver Magazine has the world premiere of a new song by The Things They Carried today. Titled “More Than Love,” the track finds the Long Island quartet evolving from its initial metal-core influences towards aggression with more emotional, orchestral and melodic elements packed in. This evolution of style can be heard throughout the group’s new EP, Jamais Vu, available on July 16th.
Stream “More Than Love” here:
Regarding the meaning behind “More Than Love,” Steve Schwartz (vocals/guitars) shared the following with Revolver: “I wrote the song about an obsessive girl who leeches on to people and buys their love. The song talks about a specific relationship that I was aware of, and it made me sick to watch. The song then twists around and ends on a rather positive note, stating that there’s someone out there for all of us, no matter who you are.”
Formed in 2009, consists of Schwartz, Matt Sprio (guitar/backing vocals), Eric Phil (bass), and Andy Illiano (drums) following the breakup of Schwartz and Illiano’s previous band. It didn’t take long for them to record their first EP Attention Crisis, followed by There’s Something I Can’t Tell Anyone in 2010. Bolstered by their love of performing live, the group has toured nationwide, playing shows alongside high-powered acts as Otep, Alesana, Andrew W.K., Butcher Babies, Ice Nine Kills, and Blackguard.
The Things They Carried will be performing at Dirtfest 2013 in Birch Run, MI on August 10th alongside Asking Alexandria, Escape The Fate, RED and many others. Dates for a national tour are currently in the works, including select dates with American Head Charge. The group will also be premiering a video for the song “Something Humans Crave” shortly.
Pre-order Jamais Vu here: http://thethingstheycarriedmerch.bigcartel.com/
More info: http://www.thethingstheycarried.net