Charlotte, NC-based indie outfit HRVRD (pronounced 'harvard') released their highly anticipated sophomore full-length album and Equal Vision Records debut -From The Bird's Cage - on February 19. The new album, as well as their first full-length album The Inevitable and I (2009), was recorded with Brian McTernan (Circa Survive, Senses Fail). HRVRD’s haunting sound is highlighted through intricate and cinematic guitar riffs with dark, passionate lyrics and powerful, driving rhythms. Effortlessly encompassing the impressive technical qualities of underground progressive-rock and experimental outfits, while remaining accessible through honest, relatable lyrics, the fusion creates a full-bodied, dreamlike ambience filled with catchy, yet sonically sinister melodies. Vocalist Jesse Clasen’s ethereal voice defies genres and offers vast vocal range with a wide spectrum of stylistic tones that stand out as notable without overpowering the outfit’s more than capable instrumentations. Their true talent shines not only in their ability to perfectly juxtapose driving and atmospheric elements in a complimentary manner but also in their use of those musical elements to guide and balance the lyrical storytelling. The band has shared stages with the likes of Minus The Bear, Glassjaw, Cursive, Fun., Eisley, letlive., The Felix Culpa and more.