Xerxes Posts New Song "Exit 123"
Xerxes has released a new song today called "Exit 123," taken from upcoming record, "Collision Blonde," which is due out on October 21st via No Sleep Records.
"I cooked at a restaurant in Southern Indiana about 50 hours a week for about a year leading up to the recording of Collision Blonde,” vocalist Calvin Philley tells BrooklynVegan.com. “I got fired during the recording process but that's a different story. 'Exit 123' is the first exit after you cross the bridge over the Ohio River from Louisville to New Albany on I-64 west and the route I took to work. I have severe anxiety about driving and it only gets worse as things pile up in my life with girls, money, work and anything else. Once I just panic attacked all the way to work, thought I was dying and all that. I fantasized about running through the guardrail in my shitty Chevy SUV. That's it. I got myself fired in April and haven't been back to Indiana since."
Additionally, Xerxes and No Sleep Records have announced details of their upcoming CMJ showcase, “No Sleep till CMJ II,” that will serve as the band’s official album release show. Co-presented by BrooklynVegan.com, the free showcase will take place at The Paper Box in Brooklyn, NY on October 21st from 6PM till whenever and will feature headliner John Nolan (Taking Back Sunday) along with ‘68, Chris Farren (Fake Problems), Xerxes, The Felix Culpa, Aviator, Run Forever, Rescuer, In Between, Foreign Tongues and Maps For Travelers.
In addition to their CMJ performance, Xerxes will be performing at Subterranean in Chicago, IL on August 26th where the band will be performing "Collision Blonde" in its entirety.
Aug 26 - Chicago, IL - Subterranean (w/Cut Teeth, Lord Snow, Droughts)
Oct 21 – Brooklyn, NY – The Paper Box (No Sleep till CMJ II)
Oct 31-Nov 1 – Gainesville, FL – The Fest
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