You know the saying "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade?" Well, Awesome New Republic know it all too well. After releasing their latest EPs Rational Geographic Vol. 1 and Vol. 2, October was suppose to bring the release of the final installment. Unfortunately, we'll never get to hear those tracks.
According to ANR's blog, the band "made a third volume to Rational Geographic. It had seven tracks on it. It was finished. Then, through the powerful hand of fate, a storm blasted through the neighborhood and that coupled with the shoddy electrical wiring in Lemon City, Miami, we lost everything on a series of hard-drives including backups."
Instead of dwelling on the bad news, the band picked up the pieces and re-recorded the tracks along with some new material in two weeks. From that session came Hearts, an 11-track album that will be released via Honor Roll Music on October 27. No word if it will be a physical release or a free digital download.
Full track-listing after the jump.
- Dances When
- Digital World
- Footstomping Decay
- Dark Water
- Deep Love
- Last Drop
- Wheels, No Engines