The Skinny: Post-hardcore act Iselia has released the song “First Strike” from their upcoming two song EP Lost Star. The record will be available via Cardigan Records on June 16th, but you can pre-order it now through the label’s website. Clocking in at two and half minutes, “First Strike” packs in the intensity and dynamics of bands like Pianos Become The Teeth and La Dispute.

“The track title ‘First Strike’ is the first new song we’ve written since our sophomore album, II:Dawn was released.” says vocalist Molefi Ramos. “Lost Star is loosely inspired by the story behind the game Tales of Vesperia and ‘First Strike’ is like a call to action. As a town’s only source of power is stolen from them the protagonist rounds up any allies he can to fight to take it back. ‘First Strike’ is the song they would fight to.”

Tour Dates:

06/29 – Neighborhood Theatre – Charlotte, NC w/ He Is Legend & Must Be The Holy Ghost
07/02 – Greene Street Club – Greensboro, NC w/ He Is Legend & Must Be The Holy Ghost
07/09 – 529 – Atlanta, GA w/ Bear Girl & Youth League
07/10 – Sky City – Augusta, GA w/ Bear Girl & Youth League
07/11 – Local 506 – Chapel Hill, NC w/ Bear Girl & Youth League
07/12 – Hoedown Throw Down – Glen Rock, PA w/ Bear Girl & Youth League
07/14 – Additional Art – Richmond, VA w/ Bear Girl & Youth League
07/15 – The Sidebar – Baltimore, MD w/ Bear Girl & Youth League
07/16 – Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA w/ Bear Girl & Youth League
07/17 – Baker Theatre – Dover, NJ w/ Bear Girl & Youth League
07/18 – Aviv – Brooklyn, NY w/ Bear Girl
07/19 – Seed Gallery – Newark, NJ w/ Bear Girl
07/22 – Mohawk Place – Buffalo, NY w/ Bear Girl
07/23 – The Panic Room – Rochester, NY w/ Bear Girl
07/24 – Conjunction Junction – Erie, PA w/ Bear Girl
07/25 – Sickhouse – Pittsburgh, PA w/ Bear Girl
07/29 – Reggie’s 42nd Street Tavern – Wilmington, NC w/ Bear Girl & Youth League
07/30 – Willie’s – Southern Pines, NC w/ Bear Girl & Youth League
07/31 – The Garage – Winston Salem, NC w/ Bear Girl & Youth League

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