Santa Cruz hardcore punk band Scowl premiere new song and video
Official press release:
Today, Santa Cruz-based hardcore punk band Scowl has released a pummeling new single and video "Bloodhound." The song will be featured on their upcoming LP How Flowers Grow, out November 19th on Flatspot Records.
Clocking in at just over 90 seconds, "Bloodhound" is a breakneck exploration of punk sensibility with a vicious, angular edge. The band hurtles through the performance while remaining in complete control of the chaos, perfectly supporting the fiery vocal performance from lead singer Kat. The video reflects the band's strong-willed sense of style; emphasizing their individual aesthetics alongside their ability to eschew genre expectations as a formidable musical unit. You can check out the video for "Bloodhound" here and stream the track here:
The band has this to say about their new single: "This song in our opinion was the perfect introduction to the record. With the drums really driving the song and setting the tone, I like to think the vocals cut in well. I'm writing about people not minding their business, it's just a really pissed off song overall!
"We wanted to show how people judge us for whatever reason and don't mind their business. Throughout the video you see people either judging, bullying, or being rude in some way shape or form. Then at the end we win them over and they are watching while we do what we like being ourselves."
The ten songs on How Flowers Grow could be a masterclass in how to write authentic, heartfelt punk and hardcore without losing the sense of youthful enthusiasm and fun that makes the genre compelling to begin with. The lyrics are delivered with a biting sense of anger and cynicism, dealing with everything from personal betrayals to socio-economic strife. You'll hear sonic inspiration from groups like Black Flag, Justice League, Negative Approach, The Rival Mob, and even New York Dolls, all delivered with a fury and intensity that makes Scowl one of the most exciting bands of their era.
How Flowers Grow track listing:
02. Dead To Me
03. Pay Privilege Due
04. Trophy Hunter
05. Seeds To Sow
06. Idle Roaring Room
07. Fuck Around
09. Four Walls
10. How Flowers Grow
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Another moustache Another woman Hipster liberal core, get the f*ck out of our country
Maybe if she smiled instead of scowl she wouldn't be in this awful f*cking band
Gabby petito posted lyrics from one of their songs a week before she disappeared
That video was actually cool. It tingled my pfizer vax for sure!!
anonymous 22 minutes ago Gabby petito posted lyrics from one of their songs a week before she disappeared Now that's viral marketing.
"Throughout the video you see people either judging, bullying, or being rude in some way shape or form. Then at the end we win them over and they are watching while we do what we like being ourselves." Lmao, every losers wet dream
There deadass are not enough lockers in the world to shove these nerds into. Music is awful and members look like some grade A herbs
"Pay privilege due" Lmfao Christ you gotta be kidding me. May take the cake for cringiest thing I've read...today
what's up with all these trash gen Z bands lifting riffs that also sucked 15-20 years ago and passing it off like it's something unique. losers
these vegans are so f*cking weak that i got an ad for boost protein drink they should go back to farming rutabagas in the suburbs
What Scowl Says = What They Really Mean Judging = Criticizing, challenging, differing Bullying = Telling someone they suck Being Rude = Interacting in a way someone doesn't care for, saying something someone doesn't like These are codewords Scowl uses to discourage the above right column actions. Don't let these Johnny & Jenny Come Latelies who got into hardcore in their early 20s discourage you from those actions. And who people pay attention to only cuz they're down with zombie Gulch (breaking up yet playing shows through early next year as if they were some longrunning legendary band which they're not, they're all hype & merch) & Sunami (who will break up sometime next year.) Hardcore has a long history of bands & people in general telling others to shut up - don't shut up. f*ck them & their moms.
Well if this comments section is any indication, they might have been onto something with the lyrics.
Rich that this band is whining about "minding your own business" when basically their entire generation and fan base ruined hardcore by being the biggest snitches on the planet
Buncha real sacks of shit in this comment section. Die of Covid you gays.
What Scowl Says = What They Really Mean Judging = Criticizing, challenging, differing Bullying = Telling someone they suck Being Rude = Interacting in a way someone doesn't care for, saying something someone doesn't like ^^^^^^ Ain't that the f*cking truth. Snowflakes gonna snowflake.
How is this generation of hardcore kids "snitches"? ^^^^^^ It's because you I-love-the-government dumbasses report people on social media.
Was hardcore always this bad and we just didn't know it?
This isn't hardcore. This is pop music with a distortion pedal.
Funny how these people act like they are part of some sort of revolution…brutal
Best elements of 00s metalcore combined with worst parts of deathcore / djent No thanks
" More hipster nerds dressed like skinheads" This. Skinhead cosplaying is absolutely baffling. Like why? These guys are gonna have a grrrreeaaatttt time encountering some peckerwoods
"I hope Into the Moat gets back together" ^^ Fr fr miss bands like that. Now we get this whack ass shit.
The header pick smells of body odor and cheap beer..Make Bay Area Hardcore Hygienic Again
"Was hardcore always this bad and we just didn't know it?" Yes
ok i listened after i posted a comment and i can't say my opinion has changed this f*cking sucks
Yo Cam Geezy from These Streets here! Damn, I thought my band was gay.
Yo this comment section sucks so much ahhaha. Band rocks. Song is sick.