[Cover photo credit to Alex Zarek]
New York Pop-Punk 5-piece With The Punches are back releasing music after a lengthy hiatus. The just-released Discontent EP, out now on Mutant League Records, has been described as the beginning of a “new era” for the band. The EP is also available on vinyl.
Guitarist Dustin Wallace says:
“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.
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.”
With The Punches will be the surprise guest headliner for the July 2nd Chicago date of the Mutant League Records 10 Year Anniversary Tour at Subterranean, alongside Settle Your Scores, Chief State, & Wilmette. The band will also play a trio of East Coast record release shows in June 2022.
With The Punches formed in 2008, and have released three EP’s and one full-length album in that time. Their new EP Discontent is the band’s first release in over 9 years, recorded and produced by Brendan Williams at Gain Stage Studios.
June 24th – Poughkeepsie, NY, @ The Loft.
June 25th – Brockton, MA, @ VFW Post 1046
June 26th – Asbury Park, NJ @ House of Independents
July 2nd- Chicago, IL @ Subterranean MLR 10 Year Anniversary Show (w/ Settle Your Scores, Chief State and Wilmette)