NEW BRUISES Premiere New Song “Is Nature The Key?” at AMPMagazine.com & Announce Appearances at Free Press Fest in Houston and Chaos in Tejas in Austin
New Album “Chock Full of Misery” out June 5th on Kiss of Death / No Idea Records! Pre-Order it here!
Stream new song “Is Nature The Key?” exclusively @ AMPMagazine.com!
In support of their new album “Chock Full of Misery” out June 5th on Kiss of Death / No Idea Records, Tampa punk mainstays New Bruises have premiered the latest new song from their forthcoming release, titled “Is Nature The Key?” streaming exclusively at AMPMagazine.com. Included in the piece is a spotlight on frontman Bryon Lippincott’s record label Kiss of Death Records.
In addition, New Bruises are announcing a series of upcoming appearances this June at Houston’s Free Press Fest and Austin’s Chaos in Tejas festival (full itinerary below).
New Bruises Live
Friday June 1st Austin, TX Chaos in Tejas
Sunday June 3rd Houston, TX Free Press Fest
About New Bruises
Chock Full of Misery, the long-awaited and long-postponed new record from Tampa’s New Bruises, is a masterclass in punk rock maturation. From time spent in the ’90s punk trenches of the northeast to their eventual migration to the more hospitable climate of the Gulf Coast of Florida, the band would be considered elder statesmen if it weren’t for the fact that they’re staying up later than you folding records, then up hours before your alarm drinking all the coffee in your house.
While still rooted in the anthemic pop-punk of their ’90s roots, New Bruises have cracked their sound wide open on Chock Full of Misery, picking apart each song and putting it back together one piece at a time. The result is a record that hits harder while experimenting with greater dynamics and sonic left turns, keeping the full-steam-ahead feel of early Jawbreaker while infusing it with the nuance of Tim-era Replacements. It’s sort of the band’s Dear You, but without all the smooth vocals and kids slashing their tires. There’s spacious slow-burners like “Five Questions” alongside catchy barn-storming jams like “One for the Looper,” a track-by-track lesson in keeping your sound eclectic while maintaining a darkly distinct tone throughout.
* In addition to the new release, Kiss of Death has released a free download of the New Bruises B-Side collection, featuring material previously released on 7″ format, including songs appearing on split releases w/ The Measure (SA), O’ Pioneers!!!, the band’s Goodbye Middle Class EP and more. Fans can download the new release here!
** Pre-order “Chock Full of Misery” from Kiss of Death Records here!
“Chock Full of Misery” Track List:
1. Staying Home Is The New House Show
2. There Was Only One Johnny Cash
3. One For The Looper
4. Five Questions
5. Is Nature The Key?
6. Zero Sum My Friend
7. It Always Comes In Threes
8. Social Clubs and Binary Code
9. Day In, Day Out
10. World’s Worst Invention
11. There Are Doubts
* Listen to a recent podcast w/ Kiss of Death owner and New Bruises member Bryon Lippincott here!