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Exclusive Premiere: Harvard of the South, ‘All Our Ashes’

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Harvard of the South — a collaboration between Longwave frontman Steve Schlitz, Blue October‘s Jeremy and Justin Furstenfeld, and Matt Noveskey — are gearing up for the release of their debut EP, Miracle, on April 7. Today (April 1), Diffuser is thrilled to partner with the new project to premiere the official music video for the EP’s opening track, “All Our Ashes” — check it out above.

The song opens with an instantly catchy guitar riff and builds into a pummeling, driving rhythm, making it the perfect track to set the mood for Miracle. “‘All Our Ashes,’ when we first wrote it, was to me always going to be the first song,” Schlitz tells us. “I loved Matt’s bass on it, I loved the sound. I kind of had the idea that it could be like a Primal Scream track — relentless.”

As the song grew, Schiltz says it “changed when Justin put his part in the chorus … it became soaring.”

The accompanying visual perfectly captures the live feel of the track. As Schiltz explains, “The drums, the bass, the guitar — including the solo — were all done live in Jeremy’s living room in Texas.”

Harvard of the South’s Miracle will hit the streets via Slo Lab Records; you can pre-order the five-track EP here. To celebrate the release, Harvard of the South will embark on a North American tour, kicking things off in Flagstaff, Az., on April 8. You can stay up-to-date with everything happening in the band’s world at this location.

Harvard of the South 2015 Tour
April 8: Flagstaff, Az. — Orpheum Theater
April 9: San Diego, Calif. — House of Blues
April 10: Anaheim, Calif. — House of Blues
April 11: San Francisco, Calif. — Great American Music Hall
April 13: Sacramento, Calif. — Ace of Spades
April 16: Vancouver, B.C. — Venue
April 17: Seattle, Wash. — The Showbox
April 18: Portland, Ore. — Wonder Ballroom
April 19: Spokane, Wash. — Knitting Factory Concert House
May 6: Pittsburgh, Pa. — Mr. Smalls Theatre
May 7: Niagara Falls, N.Y. — Rapids Theatre
May 8: Stroudsburg, Pa. — Sherman Theater
May 9: Norfolk, Va. — The NorVa
May 10: Charlotte, N.C. — The Fillmore
May 13: Nashville, Tenn. — Exit/In
May 14: Little Rock, Ark. — Juanita’s Cantina
May 16: Austin, Texas — Stubb’s

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