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NORMA JEAN Drops '90s-Inspired New Single "Spearmint Revolt"

Specifically written to cover as much ground as possible.

Norma Jean is now streaming their new single "Spearmint Revolt," which guitarist Grayson Stewart said was written to be an example of "how much ground Norma Jean can cover within a single song — while still making it sound cohesive." The single is from the coming Norma Jean record Deathrattle Sing For Me due out August 12. Pre-orders are available here.

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"There is no editing stage," said vocalist Cory Brandan. "Every edit is a new creation, and some songs write themselves. This song was thrown out, retrieved, reworked, and thrown out again a few times. After almost abandoning it completely, it wasn't the song that needed to change — but our view of what kind of song it truly was."

"There is a lot of Grayson on this album, and I've never seen him more determined to make a statement than with what he writes than with this track. This song ended up coining a new common phrase in the Norma Jean camp: 'It had to be off the album before it could be on it.' Abandoning this song forced us to make it work in a much more desperate way.

"The title and chorus lyrics are a tribute to the '90s music we grew up with and how some bands would make some of their heaviest songs and name them something that forces you to view it differently. It seemed fitting for what this song went through, and it ended up naming the album: Deathrattle Sing For Me."

w/ Idle Threat

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8/13 Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep
8/14 Salt Lake City, UT – Metro

w/ Emery, Aaron Gillespie, Watashi Wa & Idle Threat

8/16 San Francisco, CA – August Hall
8/17 Reno, NV – Virginia St. Brewhouse
8/18 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
8/19 Los Angeles, CA – The Regent Theater
8/20 San Diego, CA – House Of Blues
8/21 Phoenix, AZ – Marquee Theater

Norma Jean only

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8/23 Roswell, NM – Liberty Theater

w/ Idle Threat

8/25 Lincoln, NE – 1867
8/26 Iowa City, IA – Gabes
8/27 St. Louis, MO – Red Flag

Norma Jean only

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9/8 Danville, VA – Blue Ridge Rock Fest

w/ Emery, Aaron Gillespie, Oh, Sleeper & Salt Creek

9/14 Tulsa, OK – Vanguard
9/15 Dallas, TX – Trees
9/16 San Antonio, TX – Vibes Event Center
9/17 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
9/18 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live

Norma Jean only

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9/23 Birmingham, AL – Furnace Fest

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"Deathrattle Sing For Me at its best is some of the best Norma Jean we've heard, and I don't use that praise lightly."