Artery Recordings have announced the signing of Jonny Craig’s new band, Slaves, which also features member Alex Lyman (Hearts & Hands). The band will release their debut album this summer via Artery. They’ve released a short video trailer, which features clips of new music. Check it out below, and tell us what you think.

The signing to Artery confirms an earlier tweet from Craig, stating his longtime label and support system, Rise Records, would not a part of the project.

“Men have been enslaving men for as along as we’ve had gods to hide behind,” Craig said. “Every man is a slave to what we love — whether it be women, drugs, music or sports. Through art, we are all equals.”

Slaves will also embark on their first tour this May. More details regarding the trek will be announced soon.