Massachusetts-based Defeater has been hailed as "a new artistic peak for hardcore" by Punknews.org and their sophomore full-length release, "Empty Days & Sleepless Nights," further cements the accolade. "Empty Days & Sleepless Nights" is a 14-song double LP (single CD) and the first four tracks showcase a new, acoustic side of the band that sounds a lot like Rocky Votolato and Ryan Adams. However, they return to their hardcore roots and deliver ten huge-sounding, heavy and catchy tracks to round out the album. 2xLP and CD include 64-page, perfect bound lyric book. Vinyl version includes laser etched D-side and digital download.