EXCLUSIVE: War Games get into deep self-examination on “Holding Patterns”

Massachusetts quintet War Games are helping revitalize a progressive, atmospheric emo-rock sound that was brought to the masses in the mid-2000s through the likes of Thrice, the Receiving End Of Sirens and Moneen. We are thrilled to be debuting the title track from their debut full-length, Holding Patterns, produced by Gary Cioffi (Transit, Four Year Strong). Frontman Kyle Therrien comments:

“This song is about perspective. It’s often easy to forget that our time here is brief and that our quality of life can not be measured in material wealth, but only by the experience we’ve created for ourselves. It’s easy to get saturated in life’s monotonous routines. I personally feel it’s vital to our happiness, character, intelligence and spirituality to travel, explore, experiment and dream. I feel this song is about believing that there is more to life than what we’ve read in books or have been taught. The message is that you can’t love life unless you’ve lived.”

War Games will be released March 10; you can pre-order your copy here.

Record Release Show
3/6 – The Met – Pawtucket RI w/ Sic Vita, The Varsity Club & Northernmost

UK Tour Dates
3/10 Yardbirds – Grimsby
3/11 The Leopard – Doncaster
3/12 The Labour Club – Northampton
3/14 Good Ship – Kilburn
3/15 The New Cross Inn – London
3/16 Sticky Mikes – Brighton
3/19 Milo’s Bar – Leeds
3/21 The Fiddler’s Elbow – Camden
3/22 Venue TBA – Brighton
3/23 The Underground – Stoke on Trent
3/24  South Sea Live – Sheffield