Max Bemis (Say Anything) starts imprint label with Equal Vision; Tallhart first band signed

February 16 2012, 10:42 AM EST By Bryne Yancey

Max Bemis of Say Anything has launched an imprint with Equal Vision Records, dubbed Rory Records. The first band to join the imprint is Tampa, Florida-based Tallhart. Bemis had this to say about the group:

"They are TALLHART. A brilliant young band from Tampa who can write a stadium rock-level anthem like nobody's business but don't shy away from lovely, dense songwriting. They also put on a sickeningly great live show,” Bemis expounds. “To me, they combine the best elements of early U2, Manchester Orchestra and sort of a young Pearl Jam (that last one is a pretty weird call, but I stand by it): basically, smart and brave music, rich with a swelling, unfiltered feeling. I'll be working closely with them on many aspects of their music and the record, and am extremely excited for the release of their EVR/Rory Records debut EP."

The band's debut EP for Rory/EVR is slated for a spring release; the first single, "Fever (Sister Of Mine)," will be digitally released March 6. The band's upcoming tour dates with Eisley and Say Anything can be seen below.

Eisley w/Christie DuPree and TALLHART
Mar 08 Spokane, WA @ Whitworth University HUB
Mar 11 Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room
Mar 12 Milwaukee, WI @ Shank Hall
Mar 13 Grand Rapids, MI @ Calvin College
Mar 14 Pittsburgh, PA @ Smiling Moose
Mar 15 Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Casino - Wolf Den
Mar 16 Easthampton, MA @ Flywheel Arts Collective
Mar 18 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
Mar 19 Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
Mar 20 Boston, MA @ The Red Room at Cafe 939
Mar 21 Toronto, ON, CAN @ Drake Underground (CMW)
Mar 22 Niagara Falls, NY @ Hard Rock Cafe
Mar 23 Detroit, MI @ Shelter
Mar 24 Covington, KY @ Bangarang’s
Mar 25 Nashville, TN @ 3rd and Lindsley
Mar 26 Savannah, GA @ Savannah Theatre
Mar 28 Memphis, TN @ High Tone Cafe
Mar 29 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live Studio
Mar 30 Austin, TX @ The Parish
Apr 01 Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater

Say Anything w/Kevin Devine and the Goddamn Band, Fake Problems, and TALLHART
Apr 13 New York, NY @ Best Buy Theatre
Apr 14 Boston, MA @ House of Blues
Apr 15 Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of the Living Arts
Apr 17 Washington, DC @ Black Cat
Apr 18 Richmond, VA @ The National
Apr 20 Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel
Apr 21 Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
Apr 22 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
Apr 24 Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
Apr 25 Orlando, FL @ Beacham Theatre
Apr 27 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
Apr 28 Dallas, TX @ The Door
Apr 29 Austin, TX @ La Zona Rosa
May 01 Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
May 02 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
May 03 Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues