Gates have premiered a new song called“Captive” today at AVClub.com. The track is featured on a split record with Matt Pryor that will be released by Overdue Collection Agency on Friday, February 26th and can be pre-ordered/purchased digitally at iTunes and on limited edition vinyl at http://bit.ly/1mXJtMe.
Overdue Collection Agency is celebrating its new status as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and has teamed up with Gates and Pryor to produce the split 7”. The split is titled Burn Bright Vol. 1, and will be the first release of original material from the label. In addition, 50% of the profits from this release will benefit charitable organizations that support survivors of sexual assault, The East Los Angeles Women’s Center and RAINN.
Gates’ contribution to the split record is a stunning song called “Captive,” which is an unreleased b-side from their critically heralded full-length album Bloom & Breathe (available now from Pure Noise Records).
““Captive” was one of our favorite songs from the Bloom & Breathe recording sessions, and we thought it stood so well on it’s own that we ultimately decided to leave it off the album to present in another project,” says vocalist/guitarist Kevin Dye. “When Michael from Overdue Collection reached out about doing a charity split with Matt Pryor, we knew it was the right placement for the track."
"In addition to working with a label dedicated to quality vinyl releases, we’re proud to be supporting charities focused on survivors of sexual assault with a portion of the profits for this release,” Dye adds. “This cause is extremely important and we urge you to look into these organizations and donate further in any way you can."
Additionally, Pryor has contributed two tracks, "My Own Reflection" and "Brake Lines," to Burn Bright Vol. 1. His latest release is the live album Nine Forty Live, and fans can catch him in concert with Chris Conley and Andy Jackson on the tail end of his current tour. Get tickets here.
Burn Bright Vol. 1 will be available in 5 vinyl variants in total. 3 are exclusive to Overdue Collection Agency’s webstore. Gates and Pryor have their own unique versions, which will be available on their respective tours.
Vinyl Pressing Information:
● 50 Black with Numbered Fire Extinguisher tags. (Exclusive to Overdue)
● 75 Black with Numbered Fire Extinguisher tags, (Exclusive to Gates)
● 75 Black with Numbered Fire Extinguisher tags. (Exclusive to Matt Pryor)
● 328 Black
● 550 Clear
Fans can catch Gates on tour with Thrice and La Dispute in June. Tickets are on sale now at http://www.thrice.net/.
Gates Tour Dates:
Jun 3 - Los Angeles, CA - Shrine Expo Hall
Jun 4 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues
Jun 5 - Tempe, AZ - The Marquee
Jun 7 - Austin, TX - Emo’s
Jun 8 - Houston, TX - House of Blues
Jun 10 - Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle
Jun 11 - Orlando, FL - House of Blues
Jun 12 - Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore
Jun 14 - Norfolk, NC - The Fillmore
Jun 15 - Silver Spring, MD - The Fillmore
Jun 16 - New York, NY - Playstation Theater
Jun 17 - Philadelphia, PA - The Fillmore
Jun 18 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
Jun 19 - Boston, MA - House of Blues
Jun 21 - Toronto, ON - Sound Academy
Jun 22 - Detroit, MI - St. Andrews Hall
Jun 23 - Chicago, IL - House of Blues
Jun 24 - Lawrence, KS - The Granada Theater
Jun 25 - Denver, CO - Summit Music Hall