OH alt-rock veterans Hawthorne Heights have released their new EP HOPE today via their label Cardboard Empire Records. The band has posted a lyric video for the track “New Winter” which can be viewed at: http://youtu.be/0WqKrMq2XCE.

HOPE is the second album in a three-part trilogy that began last year with, HATE, the first release on Cardboard Empire Records. HOPE includes eight brand new, energetic songs and promises to have to you singing along, stage-diving and screaming your lungs out like no other Hawthorne Heights album before it.

As Absolutepunk noted, “”It’s always a risky move to go the DIY route. Instead it has reinvigorated the band’s creativity and their career. The band has been to hell and back and have lived to tell their story, which has resulted in the band’s best album to date.”

Altpress.com raves, “The independent life seems to suit Hawthorne Heights well. After nearly a decade of time spent on labels, the group have exercised their liberties as free agents, undertaking a three-EP series completely funded and released on their own dime. While last year’s Hate found the band exploring their angst-fueled hardcore roots, Hope dials the frustration back a bit, opting for a more melodic sound. The title track might be the most optimistic song of the band’s career; the song is an unabashedly poppy number featuring one of the group’s best hooks. “It always guides me home/Hope, it’s our favorite song when the tour is way too long/All I have is hope,” sings JT Woodruff, and it’s an empowering bend-but-not-break statement from a singer who’s experienced plenty of personal and professional heartbreaks. Hope is loaded with enough strong material to keep Hawthorne Heights on the road, right where they belong.

HOPE is available everywhere DIGITALLY now.  Physical copies are exclusively available on the web store and at tour dates.  www.hawthorneheightsstore.com.  

iTunes:  http://goo.gl/Aq9ou

Amazon: http://goo.gl/NqB5F

Hawthorne Heights have launched their Summer Of Hope headline tour with support from Forever Came Calling, Failsafe and Super Prime. Life On Repeat and Set It Off will be doing select dates.  The trek runs through July 14. See tour admat below. For tickets visit: summerofhopetour.com.

June 1-Canton, OH @ Auricle (HOPE CD RELEASE SHOW)
June 2-Erie, PA @ Edinboro Campus Events Center
June 3-Rochester, NY @ Water Street Music Hall
June 4-Buffalo, NY @ Pro Music Center
June 5-Stowe, VT @ Rusty Nail Bar & Grill
June 6-Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
June 7-Providence, RI @ Firehouse 13
June 8-Danbury, CT @ Heirloom Arts
June 9-Rockville Centre, NY @ Vibe Lounge
June 10-Towson, MD @ Recher Theater
June 11-Virginia Beach, VA @ Shaka’s
June 12-Knoxville, TN @ Longbranch Saloon
June 14-Little Rock, AR @ Juanitas
June 15-Dallas, TX @ Trees
June 16-San Antonio, TX @ The Green Room
June 17-Houston, TX @ Scout Bar - FREE SHOW
June 18-Midland, TX @ Pine Box
June 19-Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
June 20-Phoenix, AZ @ The Underground
June 21-San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
June 22-Los Angeles, CA @ Key Club
June 23-Bakersfield, CA @ On The Rocks
June 24-Santa Cruz, CA @ The Pioneer
June 26-Portland, OR @ Branx
June 27-Seattle, WA @ Vera Project
June 28-Spokane, WA @ A Club
June 29-Provo, UT @ Velour
June 30-Casper, WY @ Sunset Bar & Grill
July 1-Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive
July 5-Tulsa, OK @ The Eclipse
July 6-Wichita, KS @ The Scene-ary
July 7-Herrin, IL @ HITTS
July 8-Terre Haute, IN @ THMV
July 9-Evansville, IN @ The Hatch
July 10-Cape Girardeau, MO @ Pitters
July 11-Indianapolis, IN @ Hoosier Dome
July 12-Steger, IL @ Another Hole In The Wall
July 13-Whitesburg, KY @ Tourism Building
July 14-El Paso TX-Tattoo Convention

 Hawthorne Heights is also confirmed for the No Blur Circuit Festival in Udagawacho , Japan on July 18th.