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Unto Others Release Limited New Single “I Believe in Halloween”

Posted by Corinne Westbrook in News on October 21, 2021

The holiday themed 7-inch features the tracks “Out in the Graveyard” and “Dalmatian”.

Portland, Oregon based Unto Others (formerly Idle Hands) may have just released new album Strength last month, but that hasn’t stopped them from offering up a spooky treat for Halloween season. I Believe in Halloween features two new tracks, “Out in the Graveyard” and “Dalmatian” and is available to stream for 10 days only and is being issued on cassette and 7″ via the band’s own Lone Fir Records, under exclusive license from Roadrunner.

Speaking with Decibel Magazine, vocalist/guitarist Gabe Franco comments: “I’ve been sitting on the idea of a Halloween 7″ for a couple years now. I wanted to do this back in 2019, actually, as I already had ‘Out In The Graveyard’ written, but there was simply not enough time for it to materialize. These songs were considered for ‘Strength,’ but the record was already crowded and I felt they needed their own platform. I jumped at the chance to finally do a Halloween release.

“The title of the single, ‘I Believe in Halloween,‘ alludes to imagination. For Halloween, that means death and fear, both of which only hold power if you believe in them. So you have two horror stories. In ‘Out In The Graveyard’ a young man dances with death during an unfortunate walk through the local cemetery. On ‘Dalmatian,’ man’s best friend is not all that he seems; a young boy hears whispers from his loyal companion, pushing us to ask ourselves, who is the servant, and who is the master? Listener beware…”

The tracks will be available as a free/pay what you want exclusive on the band’s Bandcamp page for 10 days starting today and going through Halloween and will not be made available on any other streaming platform. The physical versions will be extremely limited: cassettes will be limited to a run of 300 in the USA and 300 in Europe, and the 7″ vinyl will be issued in translucent orange (500 copies) and black (500 copies) in the US and Europe.

Spooky! Give both new songs a listen below or via Bandcamp, and check the band out on tour beginning later this month:

10/31 Portland, OR @ TBA
11/1 Seattle, WA -The Crocodile
11/2 Boise, ID @ The Shredder
11/3 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Beehive
11/5 Denver, CO @ HQ Denver
11/6 Kansas City, MO @ TBA
11/7 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St. Entry
11/9 Chicago, IL @ Sleeping Village
11/10 Detroit, MI @ Pike Room @ The Crofoot
11/11 Cleveland, OH @ TBA
11/12 Buffalo, NY @ Rec Room
11/13 Brooklyn, NY @ TV Eye
11/15 Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East (Upstairs)
11/16 Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
11/17 Baltimore, MD @ Angels Rock Bar
11/18 Charlotte, NC @ Local 506
11/19 Atlanta, GA @ Boggs
11/20 Orlando, FL @ The Haven
11/22 Dallas, TX @ Amplified Live
11/23 Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
11/24 Houston, TX @ The Secret Group
11/26 Albuquerque, NM @ Moonlight Lounge
11/27 Phoenix, AZ @ Pub Rock Live
11/28 San Diego, CA @ Brick by Brick
11/29 Santa Ana, CA @ The Constellation Room
12/1 San Francisco, CA @ Starline Social Club
12/2 Fresno, CA @ TBA
12/3 Redding, CA @ The Dip