Hawthorne Heights formed in Dayton, Ohio in 2001 and built a strong following across the U.S. via repeated self-booked tours. The band was one of the first visionary acts to embrace social networking as a powerful tool in building an audience, and, to this day, continues to maintain a level of accessibility to the fans via these platforms. Their debut album, The Silence In Black And White, was certified platinum for sales of 1,000,000 copies by the RIAA. The follow-up, If Only You Were Lonely, had an impressive debut at #3 on the Billboard 200 in 2006, going on to sell over a half-million copies and receiving gold certification. Hawthorne Heights recorded a third, and final album, for Victory Records in August 2008 titled Fragile Future. The band signed to Wind-up in February 2009.
Wind-up Records released their new album, Skeletons, from the critically-acclaimed and platinum-selling band Hawthorne Heights (JT Woodruff, Micah Carli, Matt Ridenour, Eron Bucciarelli). The 13-track album was produced by Howard Benson (Seether, Three Days Grace, Daughtry, My Chemical Romance) at his Bay 7 studios in Valley Village, CA. This is the band’s first album with Wind-up Records and follows 2006’s If Only You Were Lonely which debuted at #3 on the Billboard Top 200 and 2008’s Fragile Future. The first single off Skeletons will hit modern rock radio and digital retailers in April.