Chicago-based Bonfires drop new EP, 'A Reason To Get Home'

 Photo credit:  Anam Merchant

Photo credit: Anam Merchant

The Windy City has given us some of the best bands in the scene, and Chicago-based Bonfires are proving their worth with their latest EP, A Reason To Get Home, which dropped July 12.

The most notable part about the rockers’ five-track release is the honesty and raw emotion behind each song.

“Untitled” kicks off the EP with instrumentals that set the tone for the rest of the record. Heavy-hitting “Walls,” both lyrically and musically speaking, proves that Brad Harvey, who made his frontman debut with the lead single “Colorblind,” is exactly what this band needs.

"Sympathy" perfectly blends rock/emo elements with poignant lyrics, and "Never Meant" boasts catchy instrumentals. The concluding track, "Colorblind," is one of the most solid tracks on the EP and leaves us wanting more—in the best way possible. (Full-length soon? We can only hope.)

Simply put, Bonfires are well on their way to becoming Chicago’s next big thing. The lead single, “Colorblind,” gave us just a taste of the band’s infectious rock accomplishments. If they haven’t made your playlist yet, they’ll be making an appearance now.

Purchase the full EP on Bandcamp, catch Bonfires on tour and follow their social media links below.

Track listing:
1. Untitled

2. Walls
3. Sympathy

4. Never Meant
5. Colorblind

Tour dates:
Aug. 11: Detroit, MI—The Ritz
Aug. 12: Flint, MI—Flint Local 432
Aug. 13: Berwyn, IL—The Wire
Aug. 14: Minneapolis, MN—The Garage
Aug. 16: Iowa City, IA—Blue Moose
Aug. 17: Indianapolis, IN—Irving Theatre
Aug. 19: Lakewood, OH—The Foundry Concert Club
Aug. 21: Syracuse, NY—The Vault
Aug. 23: Providence, RI—Dusk
Aug. 24: Brooklyn, NY—Gold Sounds
Aug. 25: Amityville, NY—Amityville Music Hall
Aug. 26: Vineland, NJ—The Oak Tavern
Aug. 27: Easton, MD—The Dummeyer (29340 Golton)
Aug. 28: Pittsburgh, PA—Smiling Moose

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