Spanish trio Bridges To Nowhere have self released their third full length, Science or Belief. The band are influenced by both…
Bitter Branches Share New Album “Your Neighbors Are Failures”
Post-hardcore outfit Bitter Branches have now shared their highly anticipated new album, Your Neighbors Are Failures, on Equal Vision Records. Comprised of Tim Singer (Deadguy / Kiss It Goodbye / No Escape), guitarists Matt Ryan (Calvary) and Kevin Sommerville (Lighten Up!) along with drummer Jeff Tirabassi (Walleye) and the inimitable Dan Yemin (Lifetime / Kid Dynamite / Paint It Black) on bass, the group continues to push the boundaries of their genre to give the listener something special, an exploration of the musical pedigree the groups legendary lineup has honed throughout years of touring and recording.
Throughout the ten caustic tracks, Your Neighbors Are Failures explores themes of societal anguish, emotional turmoil and a jaded sense of self with a cleverness and wit that speaks to the groups collective experience in music and life. Focus tracks Along Came A Bastard, Solo Trip and Plastic Tongues highlights the bands propensity for blending their hardcore roots with emo, post-hardcore and everything in between to create something entirely personal. Equal parts anguished and angry, each track on the album builds on a powerful crescendo of serpentine guitar riffs and shimmering percussion supported by a crushing groove that will satisfy the punk rockers and the emo kids alike. Nightmarish vocals that oscillate between emotive spoken word and something much harsher build on the sinister undertones of each song while communicating lyrics that are, ultimately, hopeful.
“The record really relies on a method that we all subscribe to — write the music you want to hear. So much music seems like it lands in clearly defined lanes and it’s often too comfortable or predictable or forgettable. We embrace the approach of really just trying to fuck things up in our own special way” (Vocalist Tim Singer)