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Rebuilder Stream New EP In Full

Rebuilder SFTMTBoston’s Rebuilder recently released their new EP on September 1st.  The disc is titled Sounds From The Massachusetts Turnpike, and is out now via Panic State Records

Listen to the full disc here courtesy New Noise Magazine.

You can order Sounds From The Massachusetts Turnpike here.

Rebuilder Announce Summer Tour And Release Date For New EP

Rebuilder SFTMTBoston’s Rebuilder have announced a September 1st release date for their upcoming EP, Sounds From The Massachusetts Turnpike, that is due out via Panic State Records. The band who are two time nominees for a Boston Music Award for Punk Artist of the Year have also announced a summer tour, with fellow Boston punks Choke Up, which kicks off August 8 in Pittsburgh and winds down with a hometown show at Boston’s Great Scott on September 2nd.

You can stream the track Mile Or An Inch via New Noise Magazine here

You can pre-order Sounds From The Massachusetts Turnpike here

Tours: Rebuilder / Ramona

RebuilderBoston punks Rebuilder will be heading on tour with Seattle, Washington’s Ramona. The band continues to support their latest album, Rock and Roll in America, which dropped back in June 2015 via Panic State Records.

Tour dates are below.

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Video: Rebuilder – La Grande Fromage

RebuilderBoston punks Rebuilder have premiered a new video. It features their track Look What You’ve Done, taken from their debut LP, Rock and Roll in America,  which dropped back in June 2015 via Panic State Records.  Vocalist Sal Medrano comments on the video:

On one of our first tours as a band, we played Atlantic City, New Jersey at a venue called Le Grand Fromage. It was a pretty awful show for a number of reasons. The promoter went to another show in town rather than this one; they tried polling the door, and the local opener was a jam funk band from Virginia that left right after they played. No one was there to even witness it other than The Record Collection who was on tour with us. Our set was also a disaster and Daniel almost quit the band. He wrote this song because at that moment he wanted to be anywhere but New Jersey.

In actuality, all of our Jersey shows after that have been great and we signed to Panic State Records based out of Jersey. “

Check out the video, and the band’s upcoming tour dates below.

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Panic State Records Celebrating 7th Anniversary

Panic StatePanic State Records has announced that they will be celebrating their 7th Anniversary with a big show.  The event will feature headliners CATCH 22 on January 23rd at the Starland Ballroom in Jersey. CATCH 22 will be performing Alone in a Crowd with their original vocalist Jeff Davidson.

Sammy Kay, The Youth Ahead, Rebuilder, We Were Sharks, The World/Inferno Friendship Society and Dead Ahead will also be performing.  

Video: Rebuilder – ‘Look What You’ve Done’

RebuilderBoston punks Rebuilder have premiered a new video. It features their track Look What You’ve Done, taken from their debut LP, Rock and Roll in America,  which dropped back in June via Panic State Records

Check out the video, and the band’s upcoming tour dates below.

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Rebuilder cover art

Rebuilder

Rock & Roll In America

Panic State Records
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It’s been awhile since a new band has drawn inspiration from MxPx, but that’s exactly the lineage that recent Boston upstart Rebuilder brings to mind.  Front man Sal Ellington sings but a stone throw away from the now classic Mike Herrera camp, and the melodic pull of fast flowing riffs fall right in line with the best of the mid-90’s skate-punk scene.  The most flattering divergence comes in Rebuilder’s inclusion of organist Rick Smith, whose contributions further each melody’s intent with a soft humming glow.  After a series of EP’s, the band has released their debut full length, Rock & Roll In America, and the result should be quick to turn heads.

All it should take is a quick listen to “Heart Attack’s” opening moments to sell Rebuilder’s merits.  The slow burning intro taps its way cautiously along a bed of long-drawn organ notes, Ellington’s low impact vocals building to a point of full-band eruption.  Chorus and verse build off one another as swelling harmonies recede into brief, lead-vocal intermissions.  It’s the type of performance that separates the boys (Neck Deep, Real Friends, All Time Low) from the men (Good Riddance, The Penske File, Junior Battles).  

A similar dichotomy culminates in the early melancholy-meets-angst of “Le Grand Fromage,” with the opening line being spoken as if from The Weakerthans before quickly morphing into a fully expressive, snapping drum beat confidently fitting the always welcome EpiFat mould.  “Skip amongst the telephone lines, skip a frequency to pass the time… anything’s better than New Jersey,” belts the band in one of their most vivid and relatable scenarios of breaking from the confines of one’s hometown.  The internal struggle of emerging adulthood – unwillingness to give up nostalgia and accept responsibilities – takes a foothold as a lasting theme most explicitly explored a track later in “Adults.”  In essence Rebuilder is a mature band feigning their youth and refusing to give up their spark.

Rock & Roll In America feels warm and nostalgic while retaining a strong sense present day relevance.  Songs like “The White Flag” and “American Dread” are original takes on old sounds that feel every bit as fleshed out and sincere as their inspirations when such tunage was brave new territory twenty years back.  That isn’t to say Rebuilder will leave as much impact on today’s listeners, but rather that there’s still room to return to basics in a scene that seems quick to forget its roots.

Rebuilder Streams New Full Length

Rebuilder cover artBoston punks Rebuilder have premiered a full stream of their debut LP, Rock and Roll in America, is due to drop on June 2, 2015 via Panic State Records

Listen to the new disc here courtesy Substream Magazine.

Rebuilder Announce Debut LP

RebuilderBoston punks Rebuilder have announced that their debut LP, Rock and Roll in America, is due to drop on June 2nd via Panic State Records. Ahead of the official release the quintet have premiered the first track from the record, Look What You’ve Done via absolutepunk.

Check out the stream of Look What You’ve Done here, and the band’s upcoming tour dates and cover art for Rock and Roll in America below.

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