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The Wears Prada – Mike Hranica (vocals), Jeremy DePoyster (rhythm guitar, clean vocals), Andy Trick (bass) and Kyle Sipress (lead guitar) – uncover the details for their anxiously-awaited sixth full-length album, Transit Blues ( Records), arriving October 7, 2016 in stores and at all retailers.

It follows last year’s Space that bowed at #18 on the Top 200 and earned widespread acclaim from the likes of and .  Upholding a career-long tradition of progression and perseverance, the group’s new record represents another natural evolution.

The retreated to both Watertown, WI and Sawyer, MI last to write Transit Blues, for time living and creating in a shared, full time space.  They re-teamed with Space producer Dan Korneff (Pierce The Veil, Motionless in White) in the Spring of 2016 to record the 11-track Transit Blues.  Overall, the reflects themes of transition, separation, and mourning.

“It’s like zooming out on a commute,” explains Hranica.  “It’s the notion of getting from place to another.  Most people go from their homes to work while we go from date to date on tour.  Either way, it’s the inevitable process of growth and change.  There are moments of anger, but the pervading theme is separation.  Drawing the full circle, it is separation that is inherent in moving from place to another.”

Last week, unleashed single “Daughter,” and it racked nearly 270,000 views in less than a week.  A of metallic elegance, immediacy and sweeping alternative, the track nods to a passion Hranica has yet to properly write about:  literature.  Specifically, it takes a page from Simone de Beauvoir’s novel “The Mandarins.”

“It’s strange,” smiles Hranica.  “I will write EPs based on subjects that aren’t super close to my like ‘Zombie’ or ‘Space’ because it opens the door for me to make my own stories based off the topics.  When we did ‘Transit Blues,’ it was only natural to incorporate fiction.  ‘Daughter’ is the most forthright example.”


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