Stand Still have crafted ten songs of emotionally driven melodic hardcore on their upcoming debut full-length, Steps Ascending, set for release June 14th through DAZE. Having already teased with singles “In the Dying Light of a Setting Sun,” “Mysticism,” and “Steps Ascending,” today the band shares “In My Blood.” The track is two and half minutes of pure energy, touting the importance of family and community in music. The accompanying video, directed by Tom Flynn, finds the band performing in a home that has hosted monumental moments in the Long Island music scene, including being where Taking Back Sunday’s video for “S’old” was shot. Stand Still’s clip features an impassioned performance filled with stage dives and sing alongs from friends including LIHC staples such as Pain of Truth, Koyo, Backtrack, King Nine, Victory Garden and more. You can watch it HERE and stream “In My Blood” HERE.

Diving further into the song’s personal lyrics, vocalist Gerry Windus states:

“My family is the reason I'm so invested in music. My dad played in bands his whole life and taught me how to play guitar and sing at an early age. My sister was going to LIHC shows while I was still picking my nose and riding my bike. Without them, I wouldn't be doing what I'm doing today without a doubt.”

Formed in 2020, Stand Still launched with their EP, A Practice In Patience, in 2021, followed by the highly praised In A Moment’s Notice in 2022. For Steps Ascending, the band spent over a year spending weekends traveling to Silver Bullet Studios in Connecticut to record, produce, and perfect the album with Greg Thomas before sending off for mastering with by Kris Crummett at Interlace Audio. The song structures are bright, weaved with moody lyrics and bouncy breakdowns that can be expected to hit hard in a live setting.

Throughout the past four years, Stand Still have hit the ground running, playing shows alongside Pain Of Truth, Drain, Koyo, Gorilla Biscuits, Silent Majority, Incendiary, and Restraining Order to name a few. Looking towards the release of Steps Ascending, the band has a packed tour schedule for Spring and Summer with runs alongside Montclair, HEAVYHEX, Soul Blind, and ASkySoBlack. Full dates below.

Steps Ascending is available for preorder now through DAZE.

Steps Ascending Tracklist:

1. Avoiding the Intersection

2. In the Dying Light of a Setting Sun

3. Steps Ascending

4. In My Blood

5. Dust (feat Kristian Hallbert of Crime In Stereo)

6. We Know the Score (feat Michael Smith of Pain Of Truth)

7. Mysticism

8. Gridlock Apocalypse

9. Tower of Gold

10. Fourth Wall

Tour Dates:

w/ Drain and Teenage Wrist

  • Monday May 20 - New York NY @ Bowery Ballroom

w/ Montclair

  • Thursday May 23 - Rochester NY @ The Spirit Room
  • Friday May 24 - Montreal QC @ Cabaret Foufounes
  • Saturday May 25 - Ottawa ON @ Rainbow Bistro
  • Sunday May 26 - Dover NH @ Breakaway Cafe


  • Saturday June 8 - Milford CT @ Static Era Records
  • Sunday June 9 - Vorhees NJ @ Tunes Records

w/ Soul Blind + ASkySoBlack

  • Wednesday June 12 - Brooklyn NY @ TV EYE
  • Friday June 14 - Baltimore MD @ Holy Frijoles
  • Saturday June 15 - Scranton PA @ Jackson St
  • Sunday June 16 - Lake Como NJ @ Saltys Beach Bar
  • Monday June 17 - Toronto ON @ Nineteen Seventy Nine
  • Tuesday June 18 - Cleveland OH @ No Class
  • Wednesday June 19 - Detroit MI @ Parts And Labor
  • Thursday June 20 - Chicago IL @ Beat Kitchen
  • Friday June 21 - Louisville KY @ Mag Bar
  • Saturday June 22 - Nashville TN @ The End
  • Sunday June 23 - Little Rock AR @ Vino's
  • Saturday July 6 - Philadelphia PA @ Foto Club

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