Belvedere’s Latest LP Fits Well Into This Year’s Field Of New Punk Rock Records

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Independent punk rock band Belvedere is scheduled to release its latest album Friday.  Hindsight is the Sixth Sense, the band’s third album, is scheduled for release through Thousand Island Records and Lockjaw Records.  The 13-song record will appeal equally to the band’s established audience base and to punk purists in general.  That is proven in part through the album’s musical arrangements.  They will be discussed shortly.  The lyrical themes presented throughout the album add their own appeal.  They will be discussed a little later.  The album’s sequencing rounds out its most important elements and will also be discussed later.  Each item noted is important in its own way to the whole of the 34-minute album.  All things considered, they make the album a punk purist’s dream come true.

Belvedere’s forthcoming album, Hindsight is the Sixth Sense is a work that fits well into any punk purist’s music library.  That is proven in part through its featured musical arrangements.  The arrangements featured in this record are pure punk rock for the most part.  As a matter of fact, when listeners compare the arrangements featured in this album to the works in the band’s existing catalog, the up-tempo, guitar-driven works are everything that audiences have come to expect from the band.  The comparisons to works from the likes of Pennywise, Chaser, and Radio Thieves are just as clear here as in the band’s existing albums for that matter.  While the arrangements do tend to stay true to a familiar sound and stylistic approach in this album, there is at least one song that breaks that mold.  It comes in the form of ‘Retina.’  This song actually opens with something of a thrash style approach that plays out in the song’s choruses.  That sound and stylistic approach, against the band’s more familiar pure punk sound makes this one of the album’s most interesting musical points.  There are other points throughout the album that present some metal influence, but nowhere near as evident in this case.  All things considered, the general familiarity of the album’s musical content gives the noted audiences enough to appreciate. 

The musical arrangements that make up the body of Belvedere’s new album are in themselves reason enough for the noted audiences to take in this record.  They are just a part of what will make the album appealing to the band’s target audiences.  The album’s lyrical themes are just as much pure punk as its musical arrangements.  Case in point is the lyrical theme featured in ‘Retina.’  This song’s lyrical theme takes on the powers that be so to speak.  This is made clear as front man Steve Rawles sings, “We’re placing all our faith in institutions/(When every fuckin’ time they let us down)/Another protest can’t relieve this evolution/What cost, it’s always in your thoughts/You felt the same, the same/A masterful thought takeover/It’s criminal and moreover/Never, regarded, insane.”  The statement here is clear and follows very much in similar fashion as the nearly three-minute song progresses.  It is that defiant, anti-establishment anthem for which punk rock has come to be known over the genre’s history. 

‘Good Grief Retreat,’ one of the album’s singles is another example of how the album’s familiar lyrical themes will appeal to Belvedere’s key audiences.  As Rawles pointed out in a recent interview, “This song speaks of the average worker and the system that benefits off their labour.  While the rich can hide behind laws, regulations and a corporate veil that doesn’t hold them accountable for their actions, the worker never gets ahead and has no chance of closing the wage and lifestyle gap. The Retreat in the title refers to the general populace demanding better conditions.”  Again, this is a topic that is quite familiar to punk bands across the board.  Keeping that in mind, it will engage and entertain listeners just as much as the lyrical theme featured in ‘Retina.’  ‘Peace in Our Time’ is one more example of the importance of the album’s lyrical themes.  It is another familiar commentary about society and everything going on.  From tackling the powers that be, to people’s innate desire to point the finger, this song goes after both.  The statements are illustrated in the song’s statement, “Heedless of the consequence to reap what you have sown/Lay the blame on someone else, to misdirect your own/It’s hard to gauge the loss of innocence/You set the bar, you cast the die/Dead mothers, fathers, sons and daughters/But never tell us why/They question where’s the retribution.”  The overall statement is expanded in another verse, which states, Should I take a dive/Or should i go a few more rounds?/I’m crying on the sidelines as the final buzzer sounds/All the same old butchers/With a different badge in hand/And all that we demand is/Freedom, but not without a price.”  This social commentary is, again, familiar territory for the band and for punk and its fans.  Keeping that in mind, it is one more way in which the album’s lyrical content ensures listeners engaged and entertained in this record.  When it is considered along with the other themes noted here and the rest of the album’s presented lyrical themes, the whole leaves no doubt as to the importance of the album’s lyrical content. That content and the album’s musical arrangements are just part of what audiences will find appealing about the record.  Its sequencing rounds out its most important elements.

The sequencing of Hindsight is the Sixth Sense is important to note because it ensures the album’s energy remains high from beginning to end.  There are some subtle variances in terms of the overall stylistic approach to the songs.  That keeps things just interesting enough in that avenue.  The energy though, remains stable from the record’s opening to its finale. Keeping that in mind, the album’s sequencing puts the finishing touch to its presentation.  When it is considered along with the album’s overall content, the whole makes this record a presentation that listeners will appreciate in their initial listen and in hindsight.

Belvedere’s forthcoming album Hindsight is the Sixth Sense is a presentation that will appeal equally to the band’s established audience base and to punk purists.  That is due in part to the album’s musical arrangements.  The arrangements featured in this record are everything that audiences have come to expect from the band.  They are also works that prove familiar to any punk fan what with their up-tempo approaches, and distinct vocal approaches.  The lyrical themes featured throughout the album are just as familiar to all of the noted audiences as the album’s musical arrangements.  To that end, that increased familiarity will appeal even more to the noted audiences.  The sequencing used throughout the album does its own part to keep audiences listening.  It keeps the album’s energy high throughout even with the subtle changes in the arrangements’ stylistic approaches.  Each item noted is important in its own way to the whole of the album.  All things considered, they make the album a work that holds its own in this year’s field of new punk records.  Hindsight is the Sixth Sense is scheduled for release Friday through Thousand Islands Records and Lockjaw Records.

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Belvedere Debuts New Album’s Third Single

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Independent punk rock band Belvedere unveiled another single from its forthcoming album this week.

The band debuted its new single, ‘Camera Obscura‘ Tuesday. The song is the third single from the band’s forthcoming album, Hindsight is the Sixth Sense, which is scheduled for release May 14 through Thousand Islands Records in the U.S. and through Lockjaw Records in Europe and the United Kingdom. It will release through both labels on CD, vinyl, and digital.

The debut of ‘Camera Obscura’ follows that of the album’s lead single, ‘Good Grief Retreat‘ in February, and ‘Elephant March‘ last month.

The musical arrangement featured in ‘Camera Obscura’ is a fiery upbeat punk composition. the machine gun precise drumming, the energetic melodies generated through the guitars and bass, and the catchy vocals make the arrangement a work that lends itself to comparisons to works from the likes of Pennywise, Record Thieves, and Chaser, much as with ‘Good Grief Retreat.’

The lyrical theme that accompanies the song’s musical arrangement comes across as possibly being a social commentary from what can be understood sans lyrics to reference and comment from the band about said content.

Pre-orders are open for Hindsight is the Sixth Sense. Among pre-order availability are three exclusive vinyl variant packages. There are also bundles that feature the items noted below.

Additional merch items include:

– American Socks partnership (limited run of album-themed socks)

– Full line of new t-shirt/tank top

– Album-themed Skateboard Deck

The band’s album has some special guest appearances. Less Than Jake front man Roger Lima, Protest The Hero vocalist Rody Walker, and Wolfrick singer Dylan Toews join the band for some of the album’s works.

The track listing for Hindsight is the Sixth Sense is noted below.

Album Tracklisting:

1. Happily Never After

2. Elephant March

3. The Ides

4. Camera Obscura

5. Retina

6. Chromatic

7. Good Grief Retreat

8. Comrade (feat. Roger Lima)

9. 2 Fast 2 Furious

10. Memento Mori (feat. Dylan Toews)

11. Automate (feat. Rody Walker)

12. Heartbreaker

13. Peace In Our Time

More information on Belvedere’s new single and album is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

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Belvedere Tackles The Corporate Divide In New Single

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Independent punk rock band Belvedere is taking on a tried and true topic in its latest single.

The band debuted its new single, ‘Good Grief Retreat‘ Wednesday. The song is the lead single from the band’s forthcoming album Hindsight is the Sixth Sense. The album is scheduled for release May 14 through Thousand Islands Records in the U.S. and through Lockjaw Records in Europe and the United Kingdom. It will release through both labels on CD, vinyl, and digital.

Pre-orders are open. Among pre-order availability are three exclusive vinyl variant packages. There are also bundles that feature the items noted below.

Additional merch items include:

– American Socks partnership (limited run of album-themed socks)

– Full line of new t-shirt/tank top

– Album-themed Skateboard Deck

The band’s album has some special guest appearances. Less Than Jake front man Roger Lima, Protest The Hero vocalist Rody Walker, and Wolfrick singer Dylan Toews join the band for some of the album’s works.

The musical arrangement featured in ‘Good Grief Retreat’ is familiar to fans of bands, such as Chaser, Pennywise, and Record Thieves. The lyrical theme that accompanies the song’s musical arrangement proves just as familiar for punk fans.

Front man Steve Rawles talked about the song’s lyrical theme during a recent interview.

“This song speaks of the average worker and the system that benefits off their labour,”  he said. While the rich can hide behind laws, regulations and a corporate veil that doesn’t hold them accountable for their actions, the worker never gets ahead and has no chance of closing the wage and lifestyle gap. The Retreat in the title refers to the general populace demanding better conditions.”

The track listing for Hindsight is the Sixth Sense is noted below.

Album Tracklisting:

1. Happily Never After

2. Elephant March

3. The Ides

4. Camera Obscura

5. Retina

6. Chromatic

7. Good Grief Retreat

8. Comrade (feat. Roger Lima)

9. 2 Fast 2 Furious

10. Memento Mori (feat. Dylan Toews)

11. Automate (feat. Rody Walker)

12. Heartbreaker

13. Peace In Our Time

More information on Belvedere’s new single and album is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

Website: https://belvederepunkrock.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/belvedere669

Twitter: https://twitter.com/belvedere669

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Counterpunch Debuts New Single, ‘We, The Role’

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Surf punk band Counterpunch debuted its new single this week.

The band debuted its new single ‘We, The Role‘ Tuesday. The song is the b-side from the band’s recently released single ‘Handbook for the Recently Debriefed.’ Its debut comes less than a month after the band debuted the song and its companion lyric video.

The record is scheduled for release Jan. 29 through Thousand Islands Records in the United States and SBAM Records in the European Union. Pre-orders for Handbook for the Recently Debriefed are open. Quantities are limited to 100 in each of the record’s three variants.

While the band’s clear Pennywise influence is just as prevalent in ‘We, The Role,’ as in the single’s title song, the musical arrangement featured in ‘We, The Role’ will also appeal to fans of bands, such as Good Charlotte, Simple Plan. That is evidenced in the guitar arrangement and vocal delivery style.

The lyrical theme that accompanies the song’s musical arrangement comes across as a commentary of sorts. Not having an explanation from the band, it is somewhat difficult to determine the topic exactly. It would seem from what can be deciphered that the lyrical theme is a commentary on how society has become in recent years. That is just this critic’s interpretation and should not be taken as gospel.

More information about Counterpunch’s new single, video and record is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

Websitehttp://www.counterpunchrock.com

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Chaser Debuts ‘2020’ Video; Single Pre-Saves Open Now

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Surf punk rock band Chaser debuted the video for its latest single this week.

The band debuted the video for its new single ‘2020‘ Monday. The band will make the song available to download Friday. Audiences can pre-save the single now here.

‘2020’ is the third new song that Chaser has released this year following the release of the band’s two-song EP Look Alive. Released Sept. 4, the record features the songs ‘Look Alive‘ and ‘Found Myself Again.’

‘2020’ features a musical arrangement that stays in line with the stylistic approach and sound featured in ‘Look Alive’ and ‘Found Myself Again.’ It will appeal to fans of Pennywise, like the aforementioned songs.

The lyrical theme featured in ‘2020’ is a commentary about everything that has happened this year, according to a statement from bassist Jesse Stopnitsky.

“2020 has been a year unlike anything we’ve experienced in our lifetimes,” said Stopnitsky. ‘2020’ references both the status quo of the socio-political climate, and also our 20/20 vision. Despite the progress made, it feels like we’re regressing as a society. While this song was actually written and recorded before the COVID pandemic, its meaning and relevance definitely intensified as the year progressed.”

More information on Chaser’s new single and video is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

Websitehttp://chaserpunkrock.com

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Twitterhttp://twitter.com/chaserband

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Counterpunch Debuts New Single, ‘Handbook For The Recently Debriefed,’ Companion Video

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Surf punk band Counterpunch debuted its new single this week along with the song’s companion video.

The band debuted its new single ‘Handbook for the Recently Debriefed‘ Tuesday along with the song’s companion lyric video. The song is the title track in the band’s forthcoming 7″. The record is scheduled for release Jan. 29 through Thousand Islands Records in the United States and SBAM Records in the European Union.

Pre-orders for Handbook for the Recently Debriefed are open. Quantities are limited to 100 in each of the record’s three variants.

Counterpunch’s first new music since the release of the band’s 2014 album Bruises, ‘Handbook for the Recently Debriefed’ presents a musical arrangement whose high-energy guitars and melodic vocals will appeal to fans of bands, such as Pennywise, NOFX, and Bad Religion.

The lyrical content that accompanies the musical content in Counterpunch’s new song comes across as a political commentary. It seemingly hints at a statement about how the Republican Party has tied itself to Donald Trump and the result of that connection.

More information about Counterpunch’s new single, video and record is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

Website: http://www.counterpunchrock.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/counterpunchrok

Twitter: http://twitter.com/counterpunchrok

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Punk, Pop Punk Fans Will Agree Mercy Music’s New LP Deserves Its Own Time In The Light

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Independent pop punk band Mercy Music released its new album this week in the form of Nothing in the Dark.  The 10-song record is short, clocking in at only 26 minutes, but despite that short run time, it proves itself a positive new offering from the band.  That is proven through its musical arrangements and lyrical themes.  This is proven right from the album’s outset in the form of its single ‘Living With a Ghost.’  This song will be discussed shortly.  ‘Even If I’ve Lost,’ the album’s closer, is another of its high points.  It will be addressed a little later.  The album’s title track, which comes just past the record’s midpoint, is another key addition to its presentation.  It will also be discussed later.  When it is considered along with the other two songs noted here and the rest of the record’s works, the whole of that content makes this album a work that will appeal to any pop punk fan.

Nothing in the Dark is a record from which no pop punk fan has anything to fear.  That is proven from start to end of the record, which clocks in at less than half an hour.  That is proven right from the album’s outset in the form of ‘Living With A Ghost.’  The song is a strong start to the album.  That is due in part to the song’s musical arrangement, which exhibits a wide range of influences.  On one hand, the infectious guitar riffs couple with the bass, drums and vocals to make for a composition that lends itself to works from the likes of All Time Low.  The guitar solo in the bridge is immediately comparable to those of Dropkick Murphys.  On yet another hand, one could just as easily compare this song to works from New Found Glory.  Keeping all of this in mind, it goes to show just in this case what makes this song stand out among the album’s entries.  It shows the wide appeal of the album’s musical content.  Of course, the song’s musical content is not all that is worth examining.  The song’s lyrical content adds to its appeal in its own right.

The song’s lyrical content delivers an uplifting message that couples well with the upbeat sense in the work’s musical arrangement.  Front man Brendan Scholz delivers the message right from the song’s opening as he sings, “Only going up from here/Broken in a brand new year/But it’s alright/Something good will come around/Put all their faith in me/In the red with mouths to feed/I fight/They fall and break/I play pretend/I see it/Won’t leave it alone/Believe this or so I’m told/Don’t/But I need to/And it’s okay/Take it from me/Are we just fucked/To live and die unknown/Living with a ghost.”  This verse in itself delivers a seeming message of perseverance, accepting one’s situation, but making the best of said circumstances.  That message continues as Scholz sings in the song’s second verse, “Honestly I’m ruled by fear/And losing all that I hold dear/But it’s alright/Something good will come around/This idiotic make believe/That I’ll be the man I want to be/But it’s alright/The light is gone/Too weak/I need a friend/I see it/Won’t leave it alone/Believe this or so I’m told/Don’t, but I need to/And it’s OK/Take it from me/Are we just fucked to live and die unknown/Living with a ghost.”  Again, that message of accepting the situation but seeing that proverbial light at the end of the tunnel is echoed, just in a different way.  That uplifting message couples with the song’s equally upbeat musical arrangement to make clear why this song is such a key addition to Nothing in the Dark.  It is just one of the songs that makes the album stand out in this year’s field of new punk and pop punk records.  ‘Even If I’ve Lost,’ the record’s finale, is another example of the album’s strength.

‘Even If I’m Lost’ clocks in at just above the two-minute mark.  To be precise, its run time is two minutes, 14-seconds.  In that short time, the band manages to impress just as much here as at any other point in the record’s run.  That is due in part to the song’s musical arrangement.  This full-throttle work is comparable to works from Pennywise, Rancid and plenty of other punk bands in terms of its sound and stylistic thanks to its guitar riff, precision time keeping and vocal delivery.  Working through this song without a lyrics sheet to reference, the lyrics are difficult to fully decipher.  What can be deciphered without lyrics is that the song seems to deliver a message similar to that of the album’s opener.

One can hear at least to a point, Scholz making statements about things not getting any easier, but trying “even if I’ve lost.”  There’s also a mention of recognizing how “everyone around you betrays” and “the biggest detriment” being something having to do with “common sense.”  Again, not having a lyrics sheet to reference, some of the words get lost amid the instruments.  However, enough of this is decipherable to know that the song seems to deliver another uplifting message, this time of not giving p, despite the situation.  To that end, if that is in fact the message being delivered, then message and received and appreciated.  Together with the song’s positive vibe and fiery energy, the song in whole proves in its own way why the album is worth hearing.  It is just one more of the album’s most notable songs, too.  The record’s title track does its own part to exhibit the album’s strength.

‘Nothing in the Dark’ offers audiences an acoustic performance from Scholz.  It is just him and his guitar here, which makes for its own impact.  The song clocks in at just over two-and-a-half minutes, but even in that short time, the emotion delivered through Scholz’s vocals and guitar playing translates well.  Together with the lyical content, that impact increases.

Scholz sings in the song’s lead verse, “I’m still awake/Eyes are bleeding/Pain I never wanted to know/You’re finding peace/Sweetly Sleeping/but you know how this one goes/When I go out I’ll be sure/That I go out alone/We can be two lonely people/the way it was before/My body shakes/Not f****** dealing/Wait for me to go…but you know how this one goes/When I go out/I’ll be sure/That I go out alone/We can be two lonely people/The way it was before.”  The rest of the song continues in similar fashion with the noted statement about an obvious breakup between a couple.  There is a certain intensity in Scholz’s voice as he sings some of the lines.  When it is juxtaposed against that simple approach to the song’s arrangement, the emotional impact makes for that much more strength.  Considering that impact, when the song is considered along with the other songs noted here and the rest of the album’s works, the whole makes the album a record that is sure to appeal to any punk and pop punk fan.

Mercy Music’s new album Nothing in the Dark is a work that punk and pop punk fans alike will agree is worth hearing at least once.  That is proven through the album’s musical and lyrical content.  As evidenced here, the musical arrangements are catchy and infectious while the lyrical content is accessible in its own right, adding even more to the record’s appeal.  All thee of the songs addressed here serve to support the noted statements.  When they are considered with the rest of the album’s works, the whole becomes a work that punk and pop punk fans will agree deserves its own moment in the light.  The album is available now.  More information on the record is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

 

 

 

Website: http://www.mercymusicforyou.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/mercymusicforyou

Twitter: http://twitter.commercymusic1

 

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Fore Signs New Record Deal

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Things are looking up for punk rock super group Fore.

The band announced Friday, it has signed a new deal with the German-based record label ftwctp Records (yes, that really is the label’s name).  The new record deal will allow the band to distribute its debut album Hombres on vinyl.  The band released its album independently Aug. 7 on CD.

The news of Fore’s new deal comes on the heels not only of its album’s release, but also the debut of its cover of fellow punk rock band Pennywise’s song ‘Open Door.’  The song was recorded during the sessions for Hombres, but was not featured in the record upon its release.

‘Open Door’ was featured in Pennywise’s 1991 self-titled debut album.  Fore’s take on the song stays true to its source material in terms of its musical arrangement.  It is just as intense as Pennywise’s original song.

Fore’s take on ‘Open Door’ was mixed and mastered by Kling and Nordberg at Smoke & Mirrors Productions in Spring Hill, Florida.

More information on Fore’s single is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

 

Websitehttp://forepunk.bandcamp.com

Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/FOREpunk

 

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Fore Releases Cover Of Pennywise’s ‘Open Door’

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Independent rock super group Fore paid tribute to pioneering punk band Pennywise this month.

The band — Christian “Speesy” Giesler (ex-Kreator), Jermaine Kling (Venom Prison, Masscare, The Absence), Taylor Nordberg (Masscare, The Absence) and Brian Stephenson (Old James, Skull Fist) — debuted its cover of Pennywise’s hit song ‘Open Door‘ Aug. 7.  The song was not included in the band’s debut album Hombres, which was released the same day.  It was however, recorded during the album’s recording sessions.

‘Open Door’ was featured in Pennywise’s 1991 self-titled debut album.  Fore’s take on the song stays true to its source material in terms of its musical arrangement.  It is just as intense as Pennywise’s original song.

Fore’s take on ‘Open Door’ was mixed and mastered by Kling and Nordberg at Smoke & Mirrors Productions in Spring Hill, Florida.

More information on Fore’s single is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

 

Websitehttp://forepunk.bandcamp.com

Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/FOREpunk

 

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Chaser Debuts ‘Look Alive’ Lyric Video

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Skatepunk band Chaser debuted the lyric video for its latest single this week.

The band debuted the lyric video for its new single ‘Look Alive‘ Monday.  The song’s musical arrangement is an infectious composition whose guitar, bass, drums and vocals are all well-balanced with one another.  It quickly lends itself to a comparison to works from the likes of Pennywise.

The song’s lyrical theme is just as similar to that of works from Pennywise as said band’s musical arrangements.  It is clearly a sociopolitical statement that urges listeners to take a stand for their beliefs and to unite against all the wrongs in the world.

‘Look Alive’ is one of two songs featured on Chaser’s forthcoming 7″ which is scheduled for release Sept. 4.  The two-song recording will release on four different color variants through Thousand Island Records (Canada), Sound Speed Records (USA), SBAM Records (Europe) and Pee Records (Australia).  Its A-side is listed as ‘Look Alive’ and its B-side as ‘Found Myself Again.’

Bassist Jesse Stopnitzky said in a prepared statement, the record’s release will serve as a fundraiser to help four different nonprofit agencies.

“Our proceeds from the record will be donated to 4 carefully handpicked charitable organizations: Equal Justice Initiative, Educational First Steps, Crisis Aid International, and Surfrider Foundation,” he said.  “2020 has been a year like no other. In the face of such unprecedented crises, one’s impact feels further minimized. However, if we have learned anything from these experiences, it is that we are all in this together and have a responsibility to do our part. At the minimum, manage what we can control.”

More information on Chaser’s forthcoming 7″ is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

 

Websitehttp://chaserpunkrock.com

Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/chaserband

Twitterhttp://twitter.com/chaserband

 

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