Saosin Sign To Epitaph; Tease First LP In Seven Years
Some big news for the post-hardcore devotees among us. Not only are Saosin teasing a follow-up to 2009’s In Search Of Solid Ground, but they’ve also welcomed former frontman and founding member Anthony Green back to the fold, as well as announced their signing to punk staple Epitaph Records.
The album is set to drop later this year and will also mark the first Saosin record Green has appeared on since the band’s debut EP, Translating The Name, back in 2003. The last time we saw the band in these parts? Back in 2008 as part of Soundwave Festival (R.I.P.)
“Making this record was such a sentimental thing for me. You can literally hear us making amends with each other while lamenting on our experiences together,” Anthony Green explains. “It was very healing and cathartic, and might be the heaviest thing I’ve been a part of since the first EP. Epitaph is a perfect fit for this band.”
While things have been rather quiet on the Saosin front these past few years, Green has kept himself busy fronting Circa Survive, as well as his own solo releases and guest spots, plus a host of side projects (much like the criminally underrated Zolof The Rock & Roll Destroyer).
According to bassist Chris Sorenson, a Saosin record with Green has been in the works since 2010, and the band are stoked to see their almost 13-year courtship with Epitaph come full circle in 2016. Funnily enough, we’re stoked too.
For now, we’ll be keeping our ears to the ground for any news of an Australian tour.
Hear a teaser of Saosin’s upcoming album below.