14 track album
A while ago I did a cover of Botanicas for Trophy Scars’ cover contest, mostly just to see if I could do it, and it turns out the band really liked it and it made it onto their EP!! Wowza! It’s the first track on the EP as well – I’m super chuffed that it was so well-received by the band!
We’d like to thanks everyone who contributed to the cover songs contest! You all clearly worked so hard. Our two favorites were Michelle Kan’s ersion of “Botanicas” and Kyle Cortex’s cover of “August, 1980”. We also really enjoyed songs from Ryan Kinsey and Josh Kaplan as well. But in all fairness, art is subjective and we were such fans of everything because, for once, we weren’t playing “it.” So we are going to post most of the entries that were submitted. Seriously, You all did an incredible job. We have the best fans….Ever.
We are charging by “pay what you want” only as a donation/fundraiser for us to get a new van. As most of you know, The Saddest Landscape was in an accident while out on tour with it and it was totaled. We really want to tour behind Holy Vacants but we need your help. We appreciate all of the beautiful fan love and respect. Here’s to a bright future.
Holy Vacants, the forthcoming, fourth, full-length effort from Morristown, NJ-based quartet, Trophy Scars may arguably be the band’s most ambitious work to date. Based on a 35 page screenplay treatment written by the band’s lead vocalist, Jerry Jones, the album conceptually is a mix of mythology, ancient religion and conspiracy theory. It’s a bit out there, but to simplify it a bit, the album manages to cover familiar and very modern themes — the idealization of youth, the loss of identity, corrupted innocence and moving on from an intense past relationship.
"Hagiophobia," is the bluesy first single off the album, and it sonically owes a great debt to classic rock — think of the big power chords of Jimi Hendrix and of Led Zeppelin. But lyrically, the song is reminiscent of prog rock — at least in the sense that the lyrics are based around a complex mythology set up around the album. It makes the track trippy and yet approachable.
From the album ‘Holy Vacants’, released worldwide 8 April 2014 on Monotreme Records
Trophy Scars will release the long-awaited Holy Vacants on April 8 via Monotreme Records. The album is now available for pre-order.
5. Burning Mirror
7. Chicago Typewriter
10. Every City, Vacant
11. Everything Disappearing
just waiting for trophy scars to release holy vacants. yep, any day now.
TROPHY SCARS VALENTINES
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The song all TS fans have been singing for like two years
the trophy scars fandom needs a valentines day card too dont you think?