Los Angeles hardcore band The Ghost Inside will release their fourth album Dear Youth on November 17 on Epitaph Records. The album was co-produced by Jeremy McKinnon and Andrew Wade. Watch the band's new video for the track "Dear Youth (Day 52)" now, featuring fan-submitted footage here. This is the second track that The Ghost Inside have shared from the new album. The first track "Avalanche" premiered earlier this month and can be heard here.
Front man Jonathan Vigil explains the album concept in a letter written to his younger self:
I'm writing to you now because it seems I’ve lost my way. I can't pinpoint exactly when it started, but I know that it’s not like it was before. I’ve realized the more time that passes, the more we lose touch. It’s starting to feel like all I ever do now is lose touch with things. But not you, I never wanted to lose you.
I wish I had something to blame it all on, but I don’t. One day I was there and the next I was here. As if I was dreaming and suddenly woken up. These days I'm always wondering if what I've done is enough. It’s getting harder and harder for me to shake this feeling of stagnance.
So old friend I’m writing to ask you what it feels like to have the whole world in your hand? Where we could set out and do anything that we imagined. Endless possibilities way before complacence set in. To be honest with you, I’ve forgotten what that all feels like. There was a wonder about us that has long since faded. That sense of excitement, I miss it.
Dear youth, will you show me again? I need to be reminded of those times, back before this began...
Dear Youth is available for pre-order now at: The Ghost Inside Store and at iTunes. After playing the main stage at the Vans Warped Tour all summer, The Ghost Inside will tour the US in November and December for a co-headlining run with label mates Every Time I Die. Architects (UK), Hundredth, and Backtrack join as support.
11/11 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues
11/12 Mesa, AZ Club Red
11/13 San Diego, CA SOMA
11/14 Fresno, CA Strummer's
11/15 Pomona, CA The Glass House
11/17 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
11/18 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
11/19 Seattle, WA El Corazon
11/21 Salt Lake City, UT Club Sound @ In The Venue
11/22 Denver, CO The Summit Music Hall
11/23 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theater
11/25 Dallas, TX The Prophet Bar
11/26 Houston, TX Warehouse Live
11/28 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
11/29 St. Petersburg, FL The State Theatre
11/30 Fort Lauderdale, FL Revolution
12/1 Jacksonville, FL Underbelly
12/3 Cincinnati, OH Bogart's
12/4 Bloomington, IL The Castle Theatre
12/5 Lawrence, KS The Granada
12/6 Minneapolis, MN Mill City Nights
12/7 Chicago, IL Concord Music Hall
12/8 Grand Rapids, MI The Intersection
12/9 Detroit, MI St. Andrews Hall
12/11 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
12/12 New York, NY Webster Hall
12/13 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
12/14 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts
12/15 Baltimore, MD Baltimore Soundstage
12/16 Millvale, PA Mr. Smalls Theatre
12/17 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
12/18 Buffalo, NY Town Ballroom