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Point North ‘Prepare For Despair’ On Brand New Album

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The Los Angeles-based trio, Point North are back today with their sophomore album Prepare For Despair. It has been three years since the band’s debut record, Brand New Vision, and fans are in for a treat with the new album. Point North has reached a new threshold with the crafting of their music, delivering a heavier sound that might surprise some listeners. However, it feels right. Perhaps it even feels like what the band was destined for all along. They have always had the skills to blend radio-pop melodies into rock music, but now they are blending it into something more sonically aggressive. The choice to lean into a more abrasive sound certainly compliments the themes on the record.

Vocalist Jon Sundin spoke on the record, sharing: “We’ve always been an ever-changing band. Every release holds its own spot in our discography. Lately, I’ve produced a lot of heavy records. We grew up on Killswitch Engage and Underoath, and we’ve toured with a lot of heavy bands and have seen what works for us live. We wanted that energy. Art mirrors the moment. There’s a ton of despair right now and everyone is questioning everything. People are sad and angry. The album’s a reflection of how I’m feeling, how the band is feeling, and probably what most of the world is feeling too. So, we’re basically saying, ‘Buckle up’.” 

Check out the album art and full track list below, along with their upcoming tour dates supporting Escape The Fate.

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Prepare For Despair track list:

  1. Like A Weapon
  2. Psycho
  3. Prepare For Despair
  4. Safe And Sound (feat. The Ghost Inside)
  5. Below The Belt
  6. Your Wish Is My Command
  7. Social Suicide
  8. Up On A Hill
  9. Recover
  10. Someone You Don’t Know
  11. Dark Days (feat. Jeris Johnson)

Point North supporting Escape The Fate:

  • Aug. 31—Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot*
  • Sept. 1—Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall*
  • Sept. 2—Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theatre*
  • Sept. 3—Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave / Eagles Club*
  • Sept. 5—Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall*
  • Sept. 7—Alton, VA @ Blue Ridge Rock Festival 2023
  • Sept. 9—Providence, RI @ The Strand Ballroom & Theatre*
  • Sept. 10—Philadelphia, PA @ Brooklyn Bowl Philadelphia*
  • Sept. 12—Warrendale, PA @ Jergel’s Rhythm Grille*
  • Sept. 13—Columbus, OH @ The KING of CLUBS*
  • Sept. 15—Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot Ballroom*
  • Sept. 16—Covington, KY @ Madison Theater*
  • Sept. 17—Nashville, TN @ Brooklyn Bowl Nashville*
  • Sept. 19—Atlanta, GA @ Heaven at The Masquerade*
  • Sept. 20—Birmingham, AL @ Iron City Bham*
  • Sept. 22—Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live*
  • Sept. 23—Dallas, TX @ The Factory In Deep Ellum*
  • Sept. 24—San Antonio, TX @ Vibes Event Center*
  • Sept. 26—Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre*
  • Sept. 27—Los Angeles, CA @ The Belasco Theater*
  • Sept. 29—Riverside, CA @ Riverside Municipal Auditorium*
  • Sept. 30—Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas*
  • Oct. 1—San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge*
  • Oct. 3—Seattle, WA @ The Showbox*
  • Oct. 5—Portland, OR @ Bossanova Ballroom*

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