If you listened to Hostage Calm's melodic, hardcore-tinged 2007 debut, Lens, and then promptly dug yourself into a hole for seven years and just resurfaced today, you'd hardly believe the bouncy, hook-laden nature of what you're about to hear. Fuse is happy to present the exclusive premiere of their latest song, "Fallen Angel," which can be streamed below.
The Wallingford, CT-based quintet have gradually evolved their sound and with surefire consistency since they signed to Run For Cover Records four years ago. Their last (and most beloved) full-length release, 2012's Please Remain Calm, was their greatest step forward. Please Remain Calm blended punk, pop, social commentary (by focusing on "how it [felt] to be young in the American decline" during the recession). They never, ever got lost in their own ambition, and Hostage Calm delivered an Album of the Year contender in their corner of the scene.
Their highly anticipated follow-up, Die On Stage, is due out on September 16. "Fallen Angel" is its catchiest single.