Fresh off the release of their debut EP, Separation, post-hardcore act Vagrants are thrilled to announce that that they will be hitting the road with Eyes Set To Kill in celebration of their iconic album, Reach. Vagrants will be joining the tour starting on July 13th in Myrtle Beach, and can be seen in Atlanta, Orlando, New Orleans, and more. For a full list of shows, please see below or visit www.vagrantsband.com.
Vagrants released their debut EP Separation, on April 26th via Equal Vision Records. The EP features title track, “Separation,” which premiered on Alternative Press and addresses the unexpected incarceration of the band’s original singer. Fans can purchase Separation online at vagrants.merchnow.com, or stream it in full via Spotify and Apple Music.
Letting go is hard. But it’s something you have to do if you want to move forward. Vagrants know this better than most. Last year, the band were rocked when their original vocalist announced that he was facing jail time. The news dealt a huge blow to their ranks, particularly in the case of Jose DelRio, who’d founded the band with drummer Anna Hayes in 2017. Having made waves via debut single “Window Panes” and with plans in place for a follow-up EP, the loss of their frontman threatened to shackle a bright young group just when they looked set to break-out of the local Pensacola scene.
Vagrants regrouped and pressed ahead with recording. After finding a replacement in Dylan Knapp––a man who’d originally been drafted in to play bass –– Vagrants set about channeling their turmoil into a post-hardcore sound with roots in the genre’s star-studded past. Said record, the four-piece’s debut EP Separation, is a brilliant first move born out of loss.
From the self-reflective poeticism of “St. Anthony” through to thoughts on losing those once close (“Circle Of Friends”) and lamentations on a broken relationship (lead-single “Clarity”), Vagrants tackle all facets of the concept behind which their record is named. It all comes to a head on Separation’s title-track; its lyrics attempt to make sense of the EP’s tumultuous inception, and a powerful “carry on” message shines through.
Each of Separation’s five tracks is about losing someone or something close to you. An EP whose primary aim is to provide solace, comfort and catharsis to the listener, it’s a body of work which spans many facets of alternative music but retains its identity and heart throughout. A sound that combines They’re Only Chasing Safety-era Underoath with the raw intensity of Taking Back Sunday and the forward-thinking nature of Circa Survive and Being As An Ocean, Vagrants’ music is taking post-hardcore to territory previously unexplored.
Separation is the sound of a band refusing to give in and emerging victorious, and whilst its creators have had to let go of the past, in doing so, they’ve opened the door to a future bursting with promise.
Vagrants is Dylan Knapp, Jose DelRio, Anna Hayes and Jackson Taghon.