Tampa band Tallhart signs to Equal Vision Records

Tallhart is gearing up to release their Equal Vision Records/Rory Records debut EP this spring. The album — a follow-up to two previous self-releases, 2010's The Blue and Grey EP and 2011 full-length Sister of Mine — was recorded in Tampa with production assistance from Bemis, Tim McTague (of Underoath), and Dean Tidey (of Feeder). First track "Fever (Sister Of Mine)" drops March 6 as a digital single.

PRESS QUOTE FROM BEMIS: “They are TALLHART. A brilliant young band from Tampa who can write a stadium rock-level anthem like nobody's business but don't shy away from lovely, dense songwriting. They also put on a sickeningly great live show ... To me, they combine the best elements of early U2, Manchester Orchestra and sort of a young Pearl Jam (that last one is a pretty weird call, but I stand by it): basically, smart and brave music, rich with a swelling, unfiltered feeling. I'll be working closely with them on many aspects of their music and the record, and am extremely excited for the release of their EVR/Rory Records debut EP.”

Tallhart has received numerous accolades from CL, making our album of the year lists two consecutive years in a row (in 2010 and 2011 respectively), and also earning a nod in our 25 of 2010 list.

Tallhart embarks on a tour this spring with indie pop labelmates Eisley March 8-April 1, and with Say Anything, Kevin Devine and the Goddamn Band and Fake Problems April 13-May 3; the tour hits Orlando's Beacham Theatre on April 25.

The indie rock foursome formerly known as Marksmen, and currently known as Tallhart (to avoid trademark issues), has finally received their due and not only landed a fatty label deal, but are the first act signed to Equal Vision Records' newly launched imprint , Rory Records, which is headed up by Say Anything frontman Max Bemis.

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