Of Mice & Men are back with a brand new song and video. The band are also pleased to announce that they have signed to SharpTone Records.
OM&M have shared the track Obsolete. The video is fully animated and is inspired by the cover artwork that was drawn by iconic artist Derek Hess.
The song will appear on their upcoming Timeless EP, out February 26 via SharpTone.
Purchase/stream Obsolete + pre-order Timeless EP here.
“There’s an old idiom about what you’re supposed to do when life gives you lemons,” explains singer Aaron Pauley about the EP. “Sadly, to disappoint, this wasn’t exactly that.
We started writing this EP shortly before the initial lockdowns in spring of 2020, before we knew that our world was about to become a radically different place. A lot of these songs were born from a place of wondering how we’d fit into 2020 and beyond, both as adults in our 30s as well as a band that’s a decade into our existence.
Regarding Obsolete, he says, “It’s a song about questioning how future-proof one is in the grand scheme of things, and acknowledging that maybe we aren’t at all. I think we all wonder, to a certain extent, whether or not we’ll fit into the future, or how we would, or what that would look like.
Obsolescence is very prevalent in our lives. We see how quickly old phones become virtually useless, how quickly fads and trends come and go. It’s all too easy to ponder about when you’ll become a covered wagon, or a flip phone, or Myspace.”
Signing with SharpTone was the next logical step for the band, as well. “It’s pretty exciting to be working with a new label,” Pauley shares.
We still have a great relationship with our previous label — it was just time to shake things up, and after conversations and meetings with various labels, we felt that our vision for the future of OM&M matched most closely with SharpTone’s.
Working with Shawn and the team has been incredibly rewarding, and we’re all super excited with what’s to come!
OF MICE & MEN ARE:
Aaron Pauley — Bass + Vocals
Valentino Arteaga — Drums
Alan Ashby — Guitar
Phil Manansala — Guitar
ABOUT OF MICE & MEN:
Over the course of a decade and six anthemic full-length albums, Of Mice & Men have risen to the top of the genre’s ranks, hitting No. 1 on Billboard’s Rock and Independent Charts and No. 4 on the genre-spanning Top 200.
They’ve shared stages with artists such as Metallica, Linkin Park, Slipknot, Bring Me the Horizon, and A Day to Remember, holding their own all the while readily winning over new fans.