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Santa Cruz hardcore punk band Scowl premiere new song and video

Wed, September 22, 2021 12:59 PM PT3,079 views

Scowl

Christian Castillo

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.

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How Flowers Grow track listing:

01. Bloodhound
02. Dead To Me
03. Pay Privilege Due 
04. Trophy Hunter
05. Seeds To Sow
06. Idle Roaring Room
07. Fuck Around
08. Roots
09. Four Walls
10. How Flowers Grow


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anonymous 75 days ago

Scour > Scowl


anonymous 75 days ago

wow! to no ones suprise.. that sucked


anonymous 75 days ago

Another moustache Another woman Hipster liberal core, get the f*ck out of our country


anonymous 75 days ago

Scowling at how bad this is maybe.


anonymous 75 days ago

I want my 1:39 minutes back. Awful


rick_tocchet 75 days ago

Scowl? More like Shit.


anonymous 75 days ago

Maybe if she smiled instead of scowl she wouldn't be in this awful f*cking band


anonymous 75 days ago

Definitely vaccinated.


anonymous 75 days ago

Vaxxcore.


anonymous 75 days ago

This actually does sound like Sick Of It All


anonymous 75 days ago

Gabby petito posted lyrics from one of their songs a week before she disappeared


anonymous 75 days ago

Looks like a skinny Mimi from the Drew Carey show


anonymous 75 days ago

music is awful


anonymous 75 days ago

That video was actually cool. It tingled my pfizer vax for sure!!


anonymous 75 days ago

anonymous 22 minutes ago Gabby petito posted lyrics from one of their songs a week before she disappeared Now that's viral marketing.


anonymous 75 days ago

"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


anonymous 75 days ago

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


anonymous 75 days ago

"Pay privilege due" Lmfao Christ you gotta be kidding me. May take the cake for cringiest thing I've read...today


anonymous 75 days ago

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


anonymous 75 days ago

high school called they want their riffs back


anonymous 75 days ago

I dont trust anyone who wears a Dinosaur Jr. t shirt


anonymous 75 days ago

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


anonymous 75 days ago

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.


anonymous 75 days ago

Well if this comments section is any indication, they might have been onto something with the lyrics.


anonymous 75 days ago

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


anonymous 75 days ago

They/them-core


anonymous 75 days ago

Buncha real sacks of shit in this comment section. Die of Covid you gays.


anonymous 75 days ago

Rage on Behalf of the Machine


anonymous 75 days ago

Hardcore is truly gone forever :( This is just sad


anonymous 75 days ago

How is this generation of hardcore kids "snitches"?


anonymous 75 days ago

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.


anonymous 75 days ago

How is this generation of hardcore kids "snitches"? ^^^^^^ It's because you I-love-the-government dumbasses report people on social media.


anonymous 74 days ago

funniest band photo i've seen in awhile. hang it up


anonymous 74 days ago

Was hardcore always this bad and we just didn't know it?


anonymous 74 days ago

This isn't hardcore. This is pop music with a distortion pedal.


anonymous 74 days ago

Woke bullshit.


anonymous 74 days ago

Funny how these people act like they are part of some sort of revolution…brutal


anonymous 74 days ago

Best elements of 00s metalcore combined with worst parts of deathcore / djent No thanks


anonymous 74 days ago

I hope Into the Moat gets back together


anonymous 74 days ago

More hipster nerds dressed like skinheads


anonymous 74 days ago

" 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


anonymous 74 days ago

"I hope Into the Moat gets back together" ^^ Fr fr miss bands like that. Now we get this whack ass shit.


anonymous 73 days ago

The header pick smells of body odor and cheap beer..Make Bay Area Hardcore Hygienic Again


anonymous 71 days ago

"Was hardcore always this bad and we just didn't know it?" Yes


anonymous 71 days ago

ok i listened after i posted a comment and i can't say my opinion has changed this f*cking sucks


anonymous 71 days ago

Yo Cam Geezy from These Streets here! Damn, I thought my band was gay.


anonymous 70 days ago

Yo this comment section sucks so much ahhaha. Band rocks. Song is sick.





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