Xerxes Release New Song “A Toast” From ‘Collision Blonde’

Xerxes

Xerxes, the melodic hardcore band you’ve been hearing so much about lately, have released a new song from their upcoming album, Collision Blonde, over at AltPress.

Titled “A Toast,” the new song is reminiscent of the kind of hardcore that Touché Amoré have been making in the past few years. If that aligns with your tastes, you’re definitely going to want to check this out. Xerxes singer Calvin Philley commented on the song’s subject matter:

I had a short but intense romantic stint with a girl studying in Chicago at a university that will go unnamed during this past winter. Polar vortex was in full swing but I still would spend my Friday night after work driving from Louisville to Chicago to spend weekends with her every now and then. It seemed like every time I would drive up there, nature would conspire to send me on the most dangerous goose chase for love, swerving through blizzards and ice after midnight in the heart of the Midwest. But when I’d arrive, we’d go to the liquor store next door to her apartment for champagne and orange juice and toast to ourselves. The girl loved mimosas. Suffice to say, things ended, not badly but nonetheless ended. After all was said and done, there was always this feeling of time and distance and nature conspiring against something good in both our lives. So this is my last toast to us, to an honest try, and the people we hate to leave behind.

Check out “A Toast” below or over at AltPress. Collision Blonde is out October 21 via No Sleep, and you can pre-order it here.

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