PREMIERE: Dig bands like Further Seems Forever and Copeland? You’ll like Henrietta

photo: Shauna Hundeby

In spite of its reputation as a overpriced, Disneyfied tourist trap that’s churned out boy bands and not much else, Orlando, Florida, has produced tons of unique music throughout the years. Emo quartet Henrietta joins that list of passionate underground rock bands that includes everyone from You Blew It! to New Mexican Disaster Squad. Henrietta’s new album Paper Wings draws upon fellow Floridans Further Seems Forever and Copeland in equal measure, creating complex, slightly mathy songs with lush guitar parts and powerful vocals. Today, we’re premiering “Black & Blue,” the song vocalist/guitarist Manuel Urdaneta says is his favorite to play off Paper Wings. He elaborates:

“‘Black & Blue’ was the last song we wrote for the album and it came together pretty quickly. Sonically it’s one of our most upbeat and ‘happier’-sounding songs but it’s actually about letting people down and feeling like a shitty person.”

Henrietta’s Paper Wings will be released April 29 by Animal Style Records and can be pre-ordered here.

Catch Henrietta on the road this spring, including dates with Ivadell:

April 24 – Augusta, GA – The Iron Heights
April 25 – Charleston, SC – Joe Pasta
April 26 – Raleigh, NC – TBA
April 27 – Baltimore, MD – Elevation Underground
April 28 – Philadelphia, PA – Stone Cold Castle w/ Vasudeva
April 29 – New Brunswick, NJ – Naner Manor w/ Vasudeva
April 30 – Boston, MA – Ol Yeller
May 1 – Syracuse, NY – Spark Art Space
May 2 – Fredonia, NY – Spirit Brew
May 3 – Akron, OH – Fool Mansion
May 4 – Pittsburgh, PA – Black Forge
May 5 – Morgantown, WV – TBA
May 6 – Columbus, OH – Donato’s Basement
May 7 – Louisville, KY – TBA
May 8 – Nashville, TN – That 70s House w/ Ivadell
May 9 – Memphis, TN – Young Spotty w/ Ivadell
May 10 – Jackson, MS – Big Sleepy’s w/ Ivadell
May 11 – Fort Worth, TX – 1919 Hemphill w/ Ivadell
May 12 – San Antonio, TX – Imagine Books & Recs w/ Ivadell
May 13 – Austin, TX – House Show w/ Ivadell
May 14 – Houston, TX – Satellite Bar w/ Ivadell
May 15 – Lafayette, LA – JP’s Bar w/ Ivadell
May 16 – Tallahassee, FL – Warhorse w/ Ivadell
May 17 – Gainesville, FL – Hardback Cafe w/ Ivadell
May 18 – Orlando, FL – Will’s Pub w/ Ivadell