Tearjerker release Hiding EP

Toronto-based band Tearjerker will release their new EP Hiding on May 20 via SQE. The EP is available for pre-order now on vinyl in the SQE online store and digitally thru iTunes. Pitchfork premiered “You Can” from the EP and said, “The band seems to know they’ve designed a lethally powerful hook, so they reinforce it with keyboards and a guitar, pumping it full of air until it takes to the sky, a great big orange blimp floating overhead. It’s all peak, the blissful climax of an Explosions In The Sky song snagged in a processor and repeating.”
Tearjerker was born from the shared mindset that allowed for each member to play an equal part in the creative process. Since 2009, the band has released two albums, an EP, a few remix projects, and a handful of singles, completely independently. Everything, from the writing, recording, production and album artwork has come from the three of them. Tearjerker has even released special edition cassettes of their albums with handmade packaging, lending a personal, tangible feel to each offering.
The band’s first release on SQE is a four-song EP called Hiding. The gauzy, surging, shoegazy indie rock songs were written and recorded in the musicians’ homes in Toronto. Much of the music was recorded  separately, in solitary circumstances, and then brought together to create the sprawling, layered melodies. Throughout the EP, lead vocalist / guitarist Micah Bonte’s lyrics find emotional grounding in the music itself. Hiding also offers a preview of what’s to come on the band’s next full-length, which they are presently writing to release later in 2014.