NewsSeptember 14, 2005 12:15 AM ET6,888 views

Boy Sets Fire sign w/ Equal Vision

This isn't exactly breaking news, but it's now official: Boy Sets Fire have inked a deal with Equal Vision Records (and Burning Heart Records in Europe). Here's the press release: We are extremely excited and honored to announce that Boysetsfire are now *officially* part of the Equal Vision Records team! We've been friends for a very long time, and have put out a few of their releases in the past (Snapcase VS. Boysetsfire; 1999, Live For Today 10"; 2002), but now we're looking forward to the future of Boysetsfire! Check out some new demo tracks: Phone Call 4am and The Plague Please read the band's statement below: *** In times when the so called alternative or punk rock music scene makes you turn and run the other way, wishing that roots music would rise beyond slogans, marketing plans and record label mind control again, it is important to make a choice as a band or an artist in general. A choice to re-gain why you started playing music in the first place in an environment that is not only beneficial to what you're all about, but helps you push the envelope, pushes you in unknown directions and just overall supporting you in being yourself. I think we as a band have made this choice and freed ourselves from things we felt were in the way of what we wanted this band to be; emotional music instead of emo, dangerous instead of pretentious, political beyond slogans and personal beyond what's considered "cool". In the end it's us: 5 guys standing together to make this record happen. a piece of music we love, not just a collection of singles. a journey throughout the musical landscapes we care about. sometimes heavy, sometimes fragile, basically us. the essence of the band, yet definitely new ground in a lot of ways. We're proud to announce that we signed to BURNING HEART and EQUAL VISION RECORDS to put out our new album THE MISERY INDEX: NOTES FROM THE PLAGUE YEARS. We feel this goes way beyond a token business partnership. We did not check in with other labels and compare advance payment plans. Not one. This was our dream. An ideal scenario of a strong alliance and we can't wait to put this record out sometime in January 2006 and tour for it with partners like both labels. So in essence nothing has changed, yet everything has changed. We're still a difficult band to work with, we still believe in this band as a vehicle for personal and musical growth (outside of new market masturbation) and we still owe this band to never compromise. But that means we have to express ourselves exactly how we feel it's necessary. To write the same record again and again is the actual selling out. So this is different. We hope sincerely you like it as much as we do and we leave you with an embrace and a raised fist.


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a_hoarce_of_corse 9/13/2005 9:20:25 PM

no way jose.

theGODDAMNawesome 9/13/2005 9:23:25 PM

"we leave you with an embrace and a raised fist." hahaha

buckwheat 9/13/2005 9:23:45 PM

Ah fck, I want to hear those new songs but I'm at work :( Love this band, can't wait for the new stuff.

at_dawn_they_come 9/13/2005 9:25:07 PM

boysetsfire > most "hardcore" bands

ipoopedinyourcloset 9/13/2005 9:36:45 PM

^^ = they didn't sell enough records for the big boys

purityrecs 9/13/2005 10:04:13 PM

one of my all time favorites

motherfckzombies 9/13/2005 10:05:27 PM

they havent been that good since After The Eulogy. and the soft songs on ATE were the good songs on that record.

deadlyrhythm 9/13/2005 10:36:31 PM

where's your anger? where's your fcking rage? yeah, anything after after the eulogy terrible. sorry.

alexisonfire 9/13/2005 10:57:29 PM

This was on the prp like a month ago

getaids 9/14/2005 1:37:59 AM

This "officially" happened a while ago. The Day the Sun Went Out was probably their best release, but everything since was still amazing. Can't wait for this one.

stingsweed 9/14/2005 1:44:45 AM

misery index are so fcking awesome, i can't wait for this cd.

picturesofme 9/14/2005 2:40:59 AM

pretentious shitheads. fck Boy Sets Fire.

emoxfag 9/14/2005 5:05:45 AM

most of BSF soft songs were their better songs.still love the coalesce split.

holycitybradley 9/14/2005 9:25:21 AM

although I respect the band the rant was annoying

NAILBUNNY 9/14/2005 9:45:42 AM

damn, someone beat me to a Misery Index joke

midget_knife_fight 9/14/2005 10:51:49 AM

the new refused

funeralopolis 9/14/2005 11:55:42 AM

this band is complete garbage. please go away.

stabface 9/14/2005 11:57:03 AM

haven't heard shit about this band forever, if they expect to just stay out all night and not while the diner i made gets cold and still have me buy their cd they are mistaken, maybe a thank you is all i ask for but nothing.

johnfuckingdenver 9/14/2005 12:47:16 PM

kelly clarkson > boysetsfire.

MarginError 9/14/2005 12:48:59 PM


youresomodest 9/14/2005 2:16:56 PM

this band needs to give the fck up.

swellsucka 9/14/2005 3:01:36 PM

this is awesome. I love this band. and these tracks are fcking GREAT

shredmyaxe 9/14/2005 4:38:13 PM

I thought a boy set fire to Equal Vison Records. That would have been much better.

thisaintsweettea 9/14/2005 6:15:22 PM

Sweet Equal Vision is signing more joke bands.

fataaron 9/14/2005 6:42:13 PM

hahahah the new stuff sounds like i went into port-a-potty with uncle jimmy and listened to him take a dump. no but seriously did someone decide to start a band and think it would be funny to use the name boysetsfire? because this ain't them

givenup 9/14/2005 7:39:35 PM

this band should have given up 5 years ago at minimum. the only people who actually like them at this point are dudes who are into banging other dudes in the ass.

nakedcowboy 9/14/2005 9:51:58 PM

fck yes. This is awesome news.

bryanferry 9/15/2005 2:25:52 PM


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