A New Kind Of Hell
Will Romeo should be no stranger to many of you, he’s been fronting punk rock mainstays Gameday Regulars for the last five years. Now it appears that he has felt the need to spread his wings, although not too far as he’s still committed to making punk rock, as this EP marks a distinct change of style. If you’re expecting more of the same from Will Romeo then you’ll be in for a shock, Townes Cosentino is a much more subdued affair that is informed by elements of indie, folk and Americana.
His gravelly tones somewhat surprisingly suit this material perfectly, whilst the majority of the material is just vocals and acoustic guitar, there are also touches of electric lead that weave in an out of this release, provided by Tyler Pursel of Philadelphia punk band Goddamnit, which subtly enhance the songs. Will Romeo has stated that when he was composing material for this project he found that the songs practically wrote themselves, I think this shows as you get four effortless and heartfelt songs that tell a story of overcoming loss.
I’ve heard many members of fine punk bands veer into acoustic territory over the years, some work, and some just make you wish their band would plug them back in again, this release belongs firmly in the former camp. This is Will Romeo‘s songwriting stripped almost to the bone, for me this compliments his fine legacy with Gameday Regulars, rather than being an alternative to it. A New Kind Of Hell is a strong and deeply personal collection of songs that is the perfect soundtrack for those quiet moments of contemplation at the end of the day.
A New Kind Of Hell will be released by Creep Records on August 26, 2016
You can order A New Kind Of Hell here
Will Romeo is no stranger to underground music that is fast, loud and aggressive in nature. Surpassing the five year mark fronting punk rock torchbearers Gameday Regulars, whose live shows had an unforgettable explosive energy, it was time for a drastic shake up in inspiration for the husky voiced frontman. What you hear on his first release, an EP entitled A New Kind Of Hell, are four songs telling a story about overcoming loss. Lyrically, Will knows with Townes Cosentino he is without a guard up, other than a singular electric guitar weaving in and out of each song throughout the EP, courtesy of Tyler Pursel of Philadelphia punk band Goddamnit.
A New Kind Of Hell will be released by Creep Records on August 26 and can be ordered here
Lemon Tree Records is streaming a brand new compilation. The disc features contributions from Goddamnit, BARONS, Kill Lincoln, Rational Anthem, Timeshares, Podacter, Gameday Regulars, The Tired & True, No Such Noise, and Nobody Yet.
Give the disc a whirl here. Download or donate if you like it.
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, Nobody Yet
, Rational Anthem
, The Tired & True
Paper + Plastick Records and All In Vinyl have announced that they will be co-release a new split 7″. The split will feature Gameday Regulars (New York, USA) and Guerrilla Monsoon (Birmingham, UK) and is due out August 4, 2014.
Album art and track listing is available below.
Fresh off the announcement of their signing, Gameday Regulars have unveiled the first song from their Mightier Than Sword Records debut, …But it’s Hell in the Hallway.
The song, The Whiskey Keeps Us Young, can be heard below.
…But it’s Hell in the Hallway will be out September 27th.
Brooklyn, NY indie Mightier Than Sword Records has announced the signing of Bronx, NY based trio, Gameday Regulars and will release their debut EP, …But it’s Hell in the Hallway on September 27th.
…But it’s Hell in the Hallway was recorded in the spring of 2011 by producer Gregory Dunn, singer of Westchester, NY’s Moving Mountains.
Afterwards, the band will embark on full US tour with label mates Nightmares For A Week. Dates for the fall tour will be announced soon.
Pre-orders are available here.