With The Punches Releases New EP “Discontent”: Streaming
New York-based pop-punk band With The Punches, consisting of Jesse Vadala, Dustin Wallace, Mike Corvasce, Vinny Guzzardi and Shane Maziekien, released their new EP “Discontent” on May 27, 2022.
It is their first project in over 9 years since the 2012 debut album “Seams & Stitches”.
The EP comprises 5-track, including preceding two singles “Stoneham Blues” and “Almost Everything”.
All songs were written by Jesse Vadala, Dustin Wallace, Mike Corvasce, Vinny Guzzardi and Shane Maziekien. Produced by Brendan Williams.
The band guitarist Dustin Wallace said of the EP, “We couldn't be more excited about the new songs coming out. We never stopped writing when we went on hiatus, and every few weeks a demo would make the rounds, but there wasn't any real urgency to do it. Everyone was trying to focus on their lives outside of music, but in 2019 we did our first weekender since 2013 and afterwards there seemed to be a little more fire in everyone.”
He continued, “We started talking more seriously about recording the songs, demo production went up, and we scheduled time to record with our friend Brendan Williams at Gain Stage Studios in New Paltz, NY…for the second week of March. So we got there just as the world shut down, and tracked most of the record but then a couple other things had to be added and getting back in took a long time with Covid but then Nate from Mutant League Records reached out and the record got finished and everything sort of came together.”
- The band frontman Jesse Vadala explained of some tracks for the EP.
“In the time when we were touring independently and writing our own way around the country, I often felt invincible even if just for a while. Inevitably, the rubber band would snap and bad news would arrive. I would be reminded swiftly of the severity of time and certainty of death. Always mildly obsessed with thoughts of my own.”
“I hate a lot of the posturing and destructive trends in media & music marketing specifically. That kind of puppeteering was the aim of the chorus lyrics specifically while the verses speak a bit more to the long term effects. There is something infinitely cool about writing and creating something in a specific moment of time, that is truly unique to only those in the room or on the field. Music and writing songs with WTP has always felt that way to me. There was no marker to measure against in those rehearsal rooms and because of it, what poured out has only been real.”
Photo by Alex Zarek
- source : Apple Music