New Brunswick, New Jersey's own Gates landed on our radar two years ago when they released their fantastic debut full-length, Bloom & Breathe on Pure Noise Records (home to State Champs and Senses Fail). Their sophomore LP, Parallel Lives, arrives this week and we've got the exclusive stream for ya. Love the genre-expansive intersection of post-rock, indie and emo? Us too! 

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The band said of the release:

"We wrote 'Parallel Lives' as an exercise in throwing our own expectations out the window and creating something that expanded beyond our self-imposed limitations. Lyrically, it’s a commentary on the interwoven nature of human life, and although it’s not always the case, people can come together and make something greater than their individual parts. In a sense, however small, we feel we’ve done that here and we’re proud to have followed our hearts and made a record that is truly us."

Like what you're hearing? You can pre-order Parallel Lives here and here, via iTunes.