Rocky Loves Emily are back with a new bassist, new music and new announcement! The band have left Tooth & Nail Records to become free agents and prepared a statement for AP:

“Some of you may already know through word of mouth, but we wanted to officially announce we are no longer on Tooth & Nail. Our first single “Hypocrite” and our upcoming record Miserable Love are going to be entirely independent. We all grew up listening to Tooth & Nail artists and it was a dream come true when we signed, however with a lot of life's journeys, what you want isn't always what you need (and things aren't always what they seem).

We had some really cool opportunities and experiences because of the label. For example, buying our own record at a store like Best Buy wouldn't have happened without their distribution abilities. But, in the end, we realized it wasn't the right fit for us and being an indie band made sense for our next record cycle. After much consideration, we asked Tooth & Nail to be released from our contract and the label graciously agreed to part ways. We are now an independent band relying only on our efforts and those of our supporters.

Huge thanks to everyone who has supported us over the past six years, and we couldn't be more excited for the next six!”

Listen to “Hypocrite,” their first song in two years: