Since 2002 The Saddest Landscape has been a lynchpin of the Northeast’s post-hardcore scene. And while Topshelf Records won’t release the band’s fifth full-length, Darkness Forgives, until October 23, it’s also releasing a 7-inch in advance to make the wait a little less agonizing. Featuring an exclusive B-side, the 7-inch also contains “Souls Worth Saving,” a track from Darkness Forgives that The A.V. Club is premiering below. “Souls Worth Saving” expands upon 2012’s After The Lights, seeing the band become more aggressive—coming off like a grind band in the early goings—while carving out pockets of space for it to incorporate hardcore-like sing-alongs without ever letting the energy dip.

Pre-orders for the 7-inch are available now, The Saddest Landscape’s tour dates are below, and sign up to be notified when the album goes up for pre-order here.

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The Saddest Landscape tour dates
Oct 23—Parkside—San Francisco, California $
Oct 24—Che Cafe—San Diego, California $
Oct. 25—Bridgetown DIY—La Puente, California $
Nov. 6—Mac’s Bar—Lansing, Michigan #
Nov. 7—Beat Kitchen—Chicago, Illinois #
Nov. 8—Mahall’s Basement—Lakewood, Ohio #
Nov. 13—The Crunch House—West Haven, Connecticut
Nov. 14—Middle East Upstairs—Boston, Massachussetts *
Nov. 15 —The Studio at Webster Hall—New York, New York *

$ with State Faults
# with Empire! Empire! (i was a lonely estate) #
* with Vattnet Viskar *

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