Iselia release new track “First Strike”; summer tour with Bear Girl and Youth League announced

Post-hardcore band Iselia have released a new track titled “First Strike”. Vocalist Molefi Ramos said of the song:

“The track title ‘First Strike’ is the first new song we’ve written since our sophomore album, II:Dawn was released. Lost Star is loosely inspired by the story behind the game Tales of Vesperia and ‘First Strike’ is like a call to action. As a town’s only source of power is stolen from them the protagonist rounds up any allies he can to fight to take it back. ‘First Strike’ is the song they would fight to.”

The song is featured on the band’s upcoming two-track EP Lost Star, which hits stores next week on June 16th through Cardigan Records. Pre-orders are currently available via the label here.

The band will be out this summer, playing a couple of dates with He Is Legend and Must Be The Holy Ghost before teaming up with Bear Girl and Youth League. Dates follow:

6/29 – Charlotte, NC | Neighborhood Theatre *
7/02 – Greensboro, NC | Greene Street Club *
7/09 – Atlanta, GA | 529 ^
7/10 – Augusta, GA | Sky City ^
7/11 – Chapel Hill, NC | Local 506 ^
7/12 – Glen Rock, PA | Hoedown Throw Down ^
7/14 – Richmond, VA | Additional Art ^
7/15 – Baltimore, MD | The Sidebar ^
7/16 – Philadelphia, PA | Kung Fu Necktie ^
7/17 – Dover, NJ | Baker Theatre ^
7/18 – Brooklyn, NY | Aviv #
7/19 – Newark, NJ | Seed Gallery #
7/22 – Buffalo, NY | Mohawk Place #
7/23 – Rochester, NY | The Panic Room #
7/24 – Erie, PA | Conjunction Junction #
7/25 – Pittsburgh, PA | Sickhouse #
7/29 – Wilmington, NC | Reggie’s 42nd Street Tavern ^
7/30 – Southern Pines, NC | Willie’s ^
7/31 – Winston Salem, NC | The Garage ^

* = w/ He Is Legend & Must Be The Holy Ghost
^ = w/ Bear Girl & Youth League
# = no Youth League

Lost Star track listing:

1. “First Strike”
2. “Brave Vesperia”

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[via AbsolutePunk]