New Noise Magazine is starting off the week with the fantastic premiere of “Participation Award” by Stars Hollow. The music video is dark, contrasting with the clean and bright instrumentals. It makes the impact of “Participation Award” heavier, burrowing into your fundamentals on the essence of humanity. The vocals are desperate, the drum line is frolicking and the time signatures bent. Stars Hollow keep their blend of math rock and screamo interesting, approachable and full of catharsis. Watch the video below and check out 4 Way Split, featuring “Participation Award” and songs by Catholic Werewolves, Internet Dating & Employer.

“Participation Award is a song that deals with self sacrifice for the sake of others and how that can be taken advantage of, and Tyler Dreher (director) did a great job of portraying that. We didn’t want to do a music video that people would expect out of a band like ours, and he made that possible.”

Purchase 4 Way Split here.

Tour Dates:
August 12 – Peoria, IL [Facebook Event]
August 13 – Elgin, IL [Facebook Event]
August 14 – Cincinnati, OH at Q’s Dungeon
August 15 – Norfolk, VA [Facebook Event]
August 17 – Ewing Twp, NJ [Facebook Event]
August 19 – Toronto, ON [Facebook Event]
August 20 – Converse, IN [Facebook Event]


Photo by Kaytlin Dargen


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