Philadelphia punk veterans Goddamnit have just released the new music video for Letterbox, the track comes off of the band’s latest album, I’ll Never Be Okay, I’ll Never Be The Same, that was released on March 3rd, the album is now available for purchase physically and digitally via Jump Start Records.
You can purchase I’ll Never Be Okay, I’ll Never Be The Same here
The video for Letterbox can be viewed via Punknews here
I’ll Never Be Okay, I’ll Never Be the Same
Jump Start Records
I’ll Never Be Okay, I’ll Never Be The Same is the second full length release from Philadelphia’s Goddamnit, although it must be said that it’s hard to think of this as a sophomore album as Goddamnit are made up of a quartet of veterans of the Philadelphia scene, including former members of One Year Lost, Super Hi Five, Reject, Williams Eve, Buglite and The Vote. I’ll Never Be Okay, I’ll Never Be The Same is being released today via the fiercely independent Pennsylvanian record label, Jump Start Records.
Opening track Fix Dis gives you an idea of what lies ahead, this is a heartfelt blue collar take on post hardcore, the delivery varies from downbeat tracks such as Letterbox, to the more strident tones of the lead single from the album, Steady Diet Of Sugar, through to the almost punky tones of Blue Jeans. This is an album that manages to avoid settling into it’s comfort zone, it contains all the elements that will doubtless appeal to established fans of post hardcore, but the more aggressive delivery provides a cross genre appeal that will surely bring others into their fold. There’s even a final twist with the mellow acoustic closer, The Message, that provides a fitting end to I’ll Never Be Okay, I’ll Never Be The Same, and shows another side to Goddamnit.
Goddamnit have delivered an album that contains all the hallmarks of post hardcore, but it’s delivered in a more down to earth style that for me gives it a different appeal, and separates it from the majority of bands ploughing the post hardcore furrow. To me I’ll Never Be Okay, I’ll Never Be The Same has more of a street punk attitude to it’s delivery, although this is a much more subtle affair despite containing some of the same hallmarks. Goddamnit have delivered an album that brings something different to the overcrowded post hardcore scene, and I’ll always be happy to see something new introduced to what has started to become a formulaic and predictable genre.
I’ll Never Be Okay, I’ll Never Be The Same can be streamed and purchased here
Philadelphia punk veterans Goddamnit have released a full stream of their new album, I’ll Never Be Okay, I’ll Never Be The Same, that is due for release on March 3rd via Jump Start Records.
Goddamnit‘s Facebook page can be found here
Pre-orders for I’ll Never Be Okay, I’ll Never Be The Same are available here
You can stream I’ll Never Be Okay, I’ll Never Be The Same via New Noise Magazine here
Philadelphia punk veterans Goddamnit have premiered a new song. The track is titled “Fix Dis” and is lifted from their upcoming new album, I’ll Never Be Okay, I’ll Never Be The Same, that is due out on March 3rd via Jump Start Records.
Listen to the song here courtesy Clrvynt.
Philadelphia punk veterans Goddamnit have announced the release of their new album, I’ll Never Be Okay, I’ll Never Be The Same, that is due out on March 3rd via Jump Start Records. They are now streaming the first single, Steady Diet Of Sugar, from their upcoming album, a record that is hard to consider a sophomore effort from a group made up of Philadelphia scene veterans.
Goddamnit‘s Facebook page can be found here
Steady Diet Of Sugar can be streamed via Substream Magazine here
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.
, Gameday Regulars
, Kill Lincoln
, Lemon Tree Records
, No Such Noise!
, Nobody Yet
, Rational Anthem
, The Tired & True
Philadelphia, PA’s Goddamnit has announced new tour details. The band plans to embark on a 10-day tour of the Midwest and East Coast in support of its recent full length, How To Take The Burn. The album was released last month via Creep Records and is available on CD, LP and digital download.
Full tour dates are below.
Philadelphia, PA’s Goddamnit has launched a ful album stream for their freshly released full length, How To Take The Burn. The album was released earlier this week via Creep Records and is available on CD, LP and digital download.
Listen to the full album and read through the accompanying interview here.