Fixation streaming “The Role”; U.S. tour kicks off this week

Photo by: Andre Beriau

Philadelphia hardcore outfit Fixation are streaming the lead single off their upcoming Into The Pain EP. Listen to “The Role” exclusively via Brooklyn Vegan. Vocalist Matthew Elliot Green offers:

Into The Pain is all about processing withheld frustrations, painful experiences and undealt-with trauma. ‘The Role’ explores the agitation of unwarranted and unsolicited life advice from inadequate sources. Even as a person who’s been involved in distrusting, anti-authoritarian punk and hardcore circles for a large portion of my life, there still remained a small part of me that wanted to heed advice from people and groups that maintained a nominal position of looking out for me. There’s not one group or instance in mind with this track, but more a culmination of holding my tongue through many experiences with that kind of misstep. Writing this record has been more an act of catharsis than rebellion.”

The effort is due on May 10th through WAR Records and available for pre-order via the label’s webstore and Bandcamp.

This weekend, Fixation will embark on a tour of the Northeast. Dates can be found below.

Into The Pain EP track listing:

  1. “The Role”
  2. “Spare Me”
  3. “You Feel Nothing”
  4. “No Class”

Tour dates:

4/26/2019 AS220 – Providence, Ri * ^
4/27/2019 Brewhaus Pub – Lindenhurst, NY *
4/28/2019 No Face Studios – Philadelphia, PA *
5/06/2019 TBA – Wilkes Barre, PA +
5/08/2019 TBA – Richmond, VA +
5/12/2019 Emmanuel Episcopal – Quakertown, PA ~
5/24/2019 The Burners – Bethlehem, PA #

* = w/ Spine & Rule Them All
^ = w/ Antagonize
+ = w/ Lower Species
~ = w/ Jesus Piece, Struck Nerve, Drowse, more
# = w/ w/ Miracle Drug, Dying For It, The Dividing Line