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Meet Me @ The Altar just released their single “Feel A Thing,” a song that features bright and playful electronic beats to match the distorted guitar riffs. The track makes you feel like you’ve been suddenly dropped into a video game from the ’80s. You’re stuck trying to survive, encouraged by the energetic and optimistic vocals from lead singer Edith Johnson.

The track offers up catchy hooks and melodies in juxtaposition with the massive drum beats and fast-paced guitar. Johnson both motivates and invigorates, showing how a sound can be powerful and silky smooth—all at the same time. 

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“Feel A Thing” comes from Meet Me @ The Altar’s upcoming major-label EP debut, Model Citizen. The record features six tracks and arrives Aug. 13 via Fueled By Ramen

The collection of songs all examine the difficulties of trying to find yourself while also attempting to uncover the purpose of life. It delves into the complexities of dealing with your past while both confronting your present and trying to control your future.  

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Meet Me @ The Altar are made up of three unapologetic women of color in their early 20s—Johnson on vocals, Téa Campbell on guitar and Ada Juarez on the drums.

The trio met serendipitously over the internet, with Campbell from Florida, Juarez from New Jersey and Johnson from Georgia. Campbell discovered Juarez through her cover of a twenty one pilots song, and the two decided to start a band. When Johnson auditioned to be the singer and didn’t make it, she stayed persistent until 2017 when she eventually got the gig.

“We are writing new stuff right now,” Johnson told Alternative Press in March. “It’s still very Meet Me @ The Altar, but it’s also very mature and still very energetic. It’s still very positive-sounding and very happy and maybe more melodic.”

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Meet Me @ The Altar were signed to Fueled By Ramen in October when they decided to re-release their popular track “Garden.” “Garden” was originally released in June amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The drop was meant as an ode to the trio’s fans during the trying times.

“It was out before and was really popular when we released it,” Campbell told AltPress. “The Fueled By Ramen team felt very connected to it, as well. We love it, and we feel like it’s an important song for people to hear, especially right now with COVID and other emotional things happening. We want people to know there are people that are going to be there for you and to support you emotionally. We’ve all felt like people need to hear that we’re going to be there for you. There are people in your life who are there for you. And it’s OK to not be OK, but know you have support around you.”

You can catch Meet Me @ The Altar as special guests for Coheed and Cambria and the Used Aug. 27-Sept. 19 during their summer amphitheater tour. Tickets are available here for presale June 16 at 10 a.m. and for the general public June 18 at 10 a.m. You can also catch the trio in the fall as they support nothing,nowhere. and All Time Low

You can listen to “Feel A Thing” and view Meet Me @ The Altar tour dates below.

Supporting The Used, Coheed and Cambria 

08/27 – Los Angeles, CA @ FivePoint Amphitheatre
08/28 – Phoenix, AZ @ Mesa Amphitheatre
08/30 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex – Outdoors
08/31 – Denver, CO @ Levitt Pavilion Denver
09/02 – Irving, TX @ The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
09/04 – Austin, TX @ Germania Insurance Amphitheater
09/05 – Houston, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
09/07 – Wichita, KS @ WAVE – Outdoors
09/08 – St. Louis, MO @ Saint Louis Music Park
09/11 – Columbus, OH @ Express Live! – Outdoors
09/12 – Cleveland, OH @ Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
09/14 – Cincinnati, OH @ The Andrew J Brady ICON Music Center
09/15 – Indianapolis, IN @ TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park
09/18 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium – Outdoors
09/19 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center

Supporting nothing,nowhere.

10/05 – New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge
10/06 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Foundry
10/08 – Washington, DC @ Songbyrd
10/10 – Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge

Supporting All Time Low

10/12 – New Orleans, LA @ Orpheum Theater
10/13 – Birmingham, AL @ Avondale Brewing Company
10/15 – Richmond, VA @ The National
10/16 – Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz
10/17 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore
10/19 – New Haven, CT @ College Street Music Hall
10/20 – Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
10/23 – Grand Rapids, MI @ 20 Monroe Live
10/24 – Louisville, KY @ Paristown Hall
10/27 – Sioux Falls, SD @ The District
10/28 – Des Moines, IA @ Val Air Ballroom
10/30 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Fillmore
10/31 – Winnipeg, MB @ Burton Cummings Theatre
11/02 – Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall
11/03 – Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall
11/05 – Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre
11/06 – Portland, OR @ Roseland
11/07 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO
11/10 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
11/11 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium
11/12 – San Diego, CA @ Humphrey’s