Aug. 22 — Of Mice & Men gave audiences another preview of its next album, Tether, this week.
The band debuted the album’s second single, ‘Castaway‘ and the song’s companion video Tuesday. The premiere came almost a month after the band debuted the album’s lead single, ‘Warpaint‘ and its video.
Where the musical arrangement in ‘Warpaint’ takes the band in a heavy, almost industrial metal direction, the band’s latest single is more of a familiar style metalcore work from the veteran band. The change in sound and style is notable throughout the song.
According to a statement from the band, the song’s lyrical theme is a discussion on the connections with those who are going through difficult situations but who essentially refuse help.
“‘Castaway’ is about longing for connection with the people in our lives who tend to distance themselves when dealing with hardships, and how our inability to help them often feels like we’re frozen in time,” the statement reads.
The song’s theme is illustrated through the video, which features a young woman making her way through an abandoned cityscape as the song plays over the visualization. The woman is obviously facing a variety of thoughts and emotions as she makes her way through the city, at one point, flipping off a camera that follows her.
Of Mice & Men is scheduled to tour this fall in support of its new album alongside Bullet For My Valentine and Vended. The tour is scheduled to launch Sept. 9 at the Blue Ridge Rock Festival in Alton, VA and to run through Nov. 10 in Orlando, FL. The tour’s schedule is noted below:
OF MICE & MEN ON TOUR:
WITH OF BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE + VENDED:
9/8 — Alton, VA — Blue Ridge Rock Festival*
10/8 — Montreal, QC — Mtelus
10/10 — Worcester, MA — The Palladium
10/12 — New York, NY — Terminal 5
10/13 — Silver Spring, MD — The Fillmore Silver Spring
10/15 — Philadelphia, PA — Franklin Music Hall
10/17 — Pittsburgh, PA — Stage AE
10/18 — Cleveland, OH — The Agora
10/19 — Cincinnati, OH — The Andrew J. Brady Music Center
10/21 — Kansas City, MO — Uptown Theater
10/22 — Chicago, IL — Riviera Theatre
10/24 — Minneapolis, MN — The Fillmore Minneapolis
10/26 — Denver, CO — Mission Ballrom
10/28 — Flagstaff, AZ — Pepsi Amphitheater
10/29 — San Diego, CA — SOMA Mainstage
10/31 — Los Angles, CA — The Wiltern
11/1 — Phoenix, AZ — The Van Buren
11/2 — Albuquerque, NM — Revel Entertainment Center
11/4 — San Antonio, TX — Boeing Center At Tech Port
11/5 — Dallas, TX — House of Blues Dallas
11/7 — Houston, TX — House of Blues Houston
11/8 — New Orleans, LA — The Fillmore New Orleans
11/10 — Orlando, FL — Hard Rock Live Orlando
More information on Of Mice & Men’s new album and tour is available along with all of the band’s latest news at: