Hoist The Colors Release Lyric Video for “Rainier”


Hoist the Colors have released the lyric for video for “Rainier” (watch it below), the second video from their newest album, Mourners, out now on Hardline Entertainment.

The video features footage from their recent tour with the Dropkick Murphys in celebration of the band’s 20th anniversary, with stops at the Marquee in Tempe, AZ, the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, and the Senator Theatre in Chico, CA.

Although “Rainier” is a love story, the clip is meant to suggest a second layer of meaning. Jeff Murphy, the band’s guitarist explains:

“As the name suggests, this song is a love story set in the Pacific Northwest. But the images we chose for this lyric video give the song a new twist – it could just as easily be interpreted as a reflection of our love for playing music. Music is essential to us. It’s a passion, at times a curse, and as necessary as breathing. We think the clip does a good job of capturing that.”

The track expands on the band’s trademark punk-folk sound, building from a simple thumping acoustic pattern and sparse mandolin line to open, rousing choruses.

About Hoist the Colors-

Hoist the Colors is a five-piece folk-influenced punk band from Los Angeles, CA. The band first gained notoriety with their 2012 label debut Miles To Go Before We Sleep, a record that earned recognition from both punk and alt-country taste-makers, and the admiration of underground music fans across the U.S. Hoist was named an artist to watch by Alternative Press magazine later that year. Their latest effort finds the band expanding on their trademark mix of folk traditions and punk energy, exploring new sounds and focusing on songcraft. For fans of The Pogues, Bad Religion, Dropkick Murphys, Lucero, and Chuck Ragan.

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Mourners is available now at HardlineEnt.com



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Hoist The Colors to release “Mourners” via Hardline Entertainment!

Southern California’s own folk-influenced punk band Hoist The Colors are set to release their 3rd full length record titled “Mourners” set to release September 24th via Hardline Entertainment. Pre Sale is live now!



First 100 copies will be signed and numbered by the band and includes mp3 Download Card.



1) Little Rebel
2) No One Lives Here
3) Mourners
4) Muse
5) Dancing With Ghosts
6) Rainier
7) So It Goes
8) All Quiet On The Western Front
9) Bullseye
10) Stowaway
11) Mariposa
12) Something More Than This

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About Hoist The Colors

A city like Los Angeles, where so many musicians are trying to be the “Next Big Thing,” can chew bands up and spit them out.

Hoist The Colors has navigated the rough waters of this city they call home by staying true to themselves, creating music they feel passionate about while accepting the inevitable evolution of their lives and their art.

Change is something the members of Hoist The Colors fully embrace. This idea rings true with their newest effort, entitled “Mourners”, their second release on Hardline Entertainment. And while the five piece are proud of where they are, they are even more excited about what lies ahead.

“We started in my living room”, explains singer and mandolin player Joshua Linden, “This band was never meant to do much more then play a few pubs and get some free drinks. But once we started playing around LA, we developed a following as well as a love for what we were doing.”

With the spark lit and a unique take on folk-influenced punk, the band released their first full length themselves, entitled Second City”.  A year later, they found themselves back in the studio, this time signed to independent Hermosa Beach label Hardline Entertainment and recording their second LP, Miles to Go Before We Sleep”. Artistically, this proved to be a turning point for the band, as they had finally found their sound, blending a mix of Americana and Irish folk, while leaning heavily on their punk rock roots.

Soon after the album’s release, the band hit the road, playing up and down the west coast and spending a month back east, sharing the stage with acts ranging from Death By Stereo to Old Man Markley, and once again proving they could play with any band from any genre of music.

Two years after Miles to Go Before We Sleep”, the band began writing for a new album. Major obstacles hit the band, but with the upcoming release of “Mourners”, Hoist The Colors is feeling stronger and more confident than ever. “Mourners” is the most honest music the band has ever written, as the sound is solidified by soulful melodies, heartfelt lyrics, and a heavy dose of twang.

“I think on “Mourners”, we focused hard on spotlighting what we do best,” states lead guitarist Jeff Murphy. “None of us claim to be virtuoso musicians. We don’t have a gimmick or an over the top stage personas. But we can write a song. And we take songwriting extremely seriously.”

Although darker than the first two albums, ultimately “Mourners” offers hope and a message that some things must not be given up, especially one’s passion for the things that make life worth living. “Mourners”  is available for pre sale now and will be available for purchase on September 24th 2016 on iTunes and at HardlineEnt.com, and streaming on Spotify and Rhapsody.

Joshua Linden – Lead Vocals, Mandolin
Jeff Murphy – Lead Guitar
Fabian De La Torre – Bass, Backing Vocals
Ivan De La Torre – drums
Sean Brandlin – Acoustic Guitar, Backing Vocals

Website- http://hoistthecolors.com

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