Arizona hardcore band American Standards debut a new song and video.
photo by Jacob Reynolds
Next month, "noise punk" unit American Standards
will release a new, eight-song album titled Anti-Melody
. Formed in 2011, the Phoenix, Arizona band has played hundreds of shows and put out three records in the interim. Their chaotic brand of hardcore, inspired by 90s hardcore punk and early 00s post-hardcore, should appeal to fans of bands like The Chariot and Every Time I Die.
was recorded at Kingsize Soundlabs (Bad Religion, Letlive) in Los Angeles, CA and is slated for an April 28 release (you can pre-order it here
). Vocalist Brandon Kellum explains the adversity that helped to shape the album:
"What started as social commentary on the growing divide in our society became very personal when our founding guitarist (Cody Conrad) passed of suicide and then soon after, my father of cancer. We went back in to re-record much of the album and in a lot of ways used it as therapy to cope with the experiences. Although intimate, at its core Anti-Melody is centered around the universal theme of separation on many levels."
Today we're exclusively premiering a video for the record's debut single, "Writers Block Party." Check it out below, and keep up with American Standards via Facebook