Photo: Shervin Lainez

On its past albums, Connecticut’s Hostage Calm has pushed the limits of what politically charged punk rock can sound like, slowly shifting from melodic-hardcore to power-pop without losing sight of its socially conscious lyrics along the way. The first song for Die On Stage, its upcoming album on Run For Cover Records, shows the band’s transformation into a power-pop band completed, as “Your Head / Your Heart” proves. The video for “Your Head / Your Heart,” which The A.V. Club is premiering below, functions as a loving homage to Beatlemania, with Hostage Calm taking the place of the Fab Four.

Die On Stage will be released via Run For Cover on September 16, and the album’s tracklist and artwork can be found below.

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Die On Stage
1. When You Know
2. A Thousand Miles Away From Here
3. Love Against!
4. Someone Else
5. Fallen Angel
6. Your Head / Your Heart
7. Raised
8. 12/31
9. Darling You
10. Past Ideas Of The Future