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RARITY To Release Long-Awaited 3rd Album, 'Lower Feeling,' On June 7th Via New Damage Records

Canadian post-hardcore favorites RARITY will make their long-awaited return this year with the release of their 3rd album, 'Lower Feeling,' that's due out June 7th from New Damage Records. The band's follow up to 2019's lauded record, 'The Longest Lonesome,' finds the perfect balance between catchy pop-punk anthems and the gripping intensity of their post-hardcore roots.

Commenting on the upcoming album, vocalist Loeden Learn says:

"This record at the end of the day is about growth. Growth as human beings, growth as friends, growth as 4 musicians trying to make the best songs they possibly can in a band they love. This record is a record of love, a record of passion and a record of brutal honesty. The lyrics are personal and introspective, with themes that I absolutely hated talking about with every fibre of my being. My worst fears and greatest dreams. This record is about losing self control, not being able to hold your brain together in times of sadness and pain, and taking things you have no control over way too seriously. While the lyrics may convey feelings of sadness and anger, the record itself couldn’t be further from. We loved writing this record, and we miss waking up every day being able to make this record. It is everything rarity as a band has always wanted to be, and we’re just so happy to be here. We’re happy we’re able to make music and live this crazy emotional roller coaster of a life that we live. We wouldn’t have it any other way. We truly sincerely hope people enjoy Lower Feeling as much as we enjoyed making it, because we really truly loved every second of it."

Following their recent singles "Keep It To Yourself" and "OKAY," RARITY has revealed a brand new track today titled "Brain Dance."

Adding about the new song Learn remarks:

"This song is all about cruising in the left lane, going a bit too fast while everything else seems to slow down. It's about hopping in the car, hitting the gas with one mission: getting home as soon as possible. Once you're there, it's all about locking the door, slipping back into your room, and zoning out from the world for a while longer."

Stream "Brain Dance": 


'Lower Feeling' Tracklisting: 

1. Keep it to Yourself  

2. OKAY 

3. Brain Dance 

4. who gives a fuck?

5. Kiss! 

6. Sick to my Stomach 

7. New Paint 

8. Creature Comfort 

9. Shit Eater 

10. Ignore Everything


Originally uniting in 2014, the members of Rarity started touring straight out of high-school and quickly amassed an avid following. In 2015, the Hamilton, ON-based outfit dropped their debut EP, Alive in Your Eyes, featuring the breakout single “Anne Hathaway” and showcasing a mature blend of buoyant pop punk and intricate post-hardcore that belied their relative youth.

A critically-acclaimed full-length, I Couldn’t Be Weaker, came the next year and, with fan favorites like “Stranger” and “Exhale,” proved the band’s quick rise to prominence was well-earned. Rarity saw their stock soar to impressive heights with high-profile tours and festival slots and, for a while, it seemed that they were unstoppable.

But then, in 2017, the band watched as they're foundation started to weather and crumble. They faced a cesspool of legal struggles, illnesses, strained relationships, and the departure of two founding members. That left drummer Evan Woods, singer Loeden Learn, and guitarist Adam Clarke with some difficult decisions.

It would’ve been easy to throw in the towel – and they almost did – but self-doubt, strain, and conflict soon spurred unbridled creativity, and Rarity, augmented by the addition of bassist Cole Gardner in 2018, realized there was plenty to fight for.

The band emerged in 2019 with their critically praised comeback record The Longest Lonesome, which was still rooted in accessible, hook-laden melodies but with a sharper edge and more potent distillation of their various influences – from metal and hardcore to pop-punk, alternative, and much in between.

Now, Rarity looks forward to starting their next chapter in 2024, re-energized and with a new found wealth of creativity as they continue to carve their own niche in the pop-punk/post-hardcore scene. 

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