Die Hoffnung was Travis Fristoe (Moonraker, Reactionary 3) and the Marsburger brothers (Jim & Jon from Burnman, I Hate Myself). They were a punk band with hardcore and mathcore influences from Gainesville, FL whose music is equal parts breathtaking and heartbreaking. Vinyl is limited to 300 copies on white vinyl, and comes with a CD-R of solo songs written & recorded by Jim in response to Travis’ suicide.
“The first thing I’ll always remember about Travis Fristoe is his laugh. I imagine many that knew him would agree: a full-throated cackle that creaked long to a close and a sigh, and then an affirmation: yes. Or maybe on a nice day, FUCK yes.” – Mike Taylor, 2018