Reactions has announced the April 24 release of its new single “The Self” from its upcoming EP, Archetypes.
“The Self” is the beginning of the Tempe, Ariz.-based rock/post-hardcore band’s second batch of new music in 2012. Following the January release of the For What It’s Worth EP, listeners will get another new EP of six songs in June.
Although it might seem out of the ordinary to release two EPs during the first half of the year, Reactions has made releasing as much music as possible a point of focus.
“Reactions has made writing and releasing music as often as possible a priority, not only because we find it to be some of the most fun we’ve ever had, but also because of a principle we hold dear,” says the band. “Music shouldn’t be about stagnation, it should be about testing the boundaries that have been predetermined by the myriad of today’s popular bands, and more than that, it should be about pushing yourself to diversify your tastes in order to better express who you truly are.”
Archetypes will be Reactions’ third EP, following 2011’s Under My Skin and January’s For What It’s Worth. Archetypes was recorded with A Change of Pace guitarist Dan Parker.
The April 24 release of “The Self” will start the ball rolling on the road to the release of Archetypes this June. We would appreciate a news post about the single release date and we have review copies of For What It’s Worth available immediately. Reactions is also available for interviews.
More about Reactions:
REACTIONS is not the typical rock band you might expect to find in Tempe AZ. Comprised of a diverse array of musical backgrounds, the band is made up of “secret” members, all hailing from previously well-known independent projects. Constructed of driving rhythms, catchy hooks and hard-hitting breakdowns, Reactions has created a new blend of rock and post-hardcore that is sure to turn heads.
Reactions was founded on a question…“Music is something you hear, right?” In an era where we obsessively consume the appearance of products, the concept of “hearing” may well be non-existent. Reactions launched the “Faceless” movement soon after the band was formed. The intent is to promote self-expression and encourage listeners to take pride in being different.
By covering their faces, band members Joseph Cook, Otis Loken, Tom Wright, Tony Azevedo and Kane Cooper give up the individualized attention typically desired by musicians. The act is done in an attempt to create a community of people brought together not by a shared interest in the latest trend, but by the love for music.
Reactions was formed from members of Arizona pop-rock band Sound The City, Minnesota hardcore band Of Salt & Swine and Arizona rock band RadioDriveBy. The combination of these members triggered a profound change in musical direction.
The band’s debut EP, Under My Skin, was produced by Dan Parker (A Change of Pace, The Summer Set, Hello Hollywood), and exhibits listener-friendly rock ‘n’ roll and infectiously laced pop, mixed with the hard hitting components of post-hardcore.
Starting 2012 with a fire, Reactions released their sophomore EP, For What It’s Worth, produced by Curtis Douglas (The Maine, Blessthefall, This Century). From the EP’s more defined post-hardcore sound to its softer ballads, For What It’s Worth certainly lives up to its namesake.
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