Equal Vision Records welcomes post-hardcore act Every Scar Has A Story to their roster with the release of their self-titled debut EP, out today. The duo is comprised of Robert Fish, vocalist of 108, The Judas Factor and Ressurection, and Tom Schlatter, guitarist for You & I and Hundreds of AU, who met 9 years ago while sharing the stage together. Written, recorded and mixed over a matter of weeks, in the midst of quarantine, their self-titled EP explores various spectrums of the human experience over the course of three songs. Taking inspiration from their past work, while still bringing a new flair, the EP is full of tight rhythmic tracks, with loose melodic guitars, and screamed vocals that help intensify Fish’s lyrical output.
Opening with title track “Every Scar Has A Story”, the band dive right into a swirl of emotional expression, tackling an aggressive sound with self-reflective subject matter. “Move On”, the rawest of the three lyrically, focuses on the person we are versus the person we aspire to be, and the need to move towards self-improvement rather than self-loathing. The final song, “Price of Admission,” is a timely track that showcases how our biggest failure as a nation is found in the way we treat our most vulnerable and those most in need. The EP ends posing the question “Is it worth the price of admission, for our neighbors, our humanity? Is it worth it?” You can stream Every Scar Has A Story here now and find a vinyl pre-order available here.
On creating the EP, Robert Fish stated:
“Written and recorded in the midst of quarantine, our first EP explores various spectrums of the human experience and the complicated world we live in. It’s our attempt to navigate the unknown and the unjust we are surrounded by with hope and determination. It’s about questioning ourselves as much as it is about questioning the world around us and finding ways to contribute positively to the world we desire. There are no easy answers, no quick fixes. We have a responsibility to ourselves, those we love, and the world in which we live to demand better of ourselves and to be a part of something bigger. The songs reflect that spirit and determination and we are excited to share them with others.”
1. Every Scar Has A Story
2. Move On
3. Price of Admission