South Jersey | April 3, 2017 – Misery Loves Company, consisting of Jimmy Ruggiero, Mike Williams, Joe Mascio JR, and Anthony Caggiano, are a Post-Emo band from South Jersey who recently signed with Revival Recordings, home to music groups; Alesana, Famous Last Words, and The Funeral Portrait. Today, the band is proud to announce they will be hitting the road with Hot Gospel this spring in support of their brand new EP, Love Notes and Highways which released last month. The tour kicks off in Galloway, NJ at Pitney Pub and will weave its way through the northeast, completing in Baltimore, MD. Fans can head over to RevivalRecs.com now for all ticket information.
Love Notes and Highways, the band’s debut release,is a continued theme stemming from their love of all things horror and film. The band embraces the dark and mysterious while simultaneously bringing positive messages to their fans. Lead singer Jimmy Ruggiero expanded: “This album is a collection of stories from the past three years of my life. Each one details the problems I faced while having to let go of a toxic relationship I was in and how in the wake of disaster and chaos I found hope and peace.” Off the release comes, “Dead and Buried” a single/music video which premiered exclusively with Upset Magazine showcasing the band’s love for Tim Burton. The band had this to say about the new song:
“With this song we wanted to romanticize with death and the afterworld. It’s basically if Romeo and Juliet was directed by Tim Burton in a nutshell. The characters in the song essentially love each other so much that they both would rather die together than be alone without the other. We wanted to write a radio friendly song that was just dark as possible. The song structure is almost as if it’s a pop top 100 song but with dark minor key melodies, involved with some morbid and heavy lyrics of love loss, and regrowth.”
Continuing, the group hones in on powerful subjects like mental illness, relationship issues, and self-hardship to create a safe environment for listeners to rally behind. Aiming to write and play for the outcasts and loners, the group wants to instill a sense of hope for their listeners and want them to realize they are not alone. As most of the band members suffer from chronic depression or anxiety, lead vocalist Jimmy Ruggiero explains, “So many bands these days forget or are ashamed of their roots but we wear ours on our sleeve.”
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