Modern Roots-Rock band Rose’s Pawn Shop will release their new album Punch-Drunk Life on November 4th, 2022, via KZZ Music, their first in eight years. Recorded at Electro Sound Recordings in Los Angeles, the album “tells stories of hard-fought battles and redemption”.
The first single “Ghost Town” is about “facing a crossroads, grappling with the loss of a relationship that has come to a close, and building the inner resolve to grow and build something new”.
For those unfamiliar, the band’s name a nod to frontman Paul Givant’s ex-girlfriend, Rose, who reacted to the pair’s breakup by stealing the band’s equipment and pawning it across Los Angeles. They followed through with determination to continue as a band, including facing the pandemic, a shifting lineup, home priorities, and more. Throughout it all, they continued touring throughout Alaska, California, the Pacific Northwest and the Southwest.
Frontman/songwriter Paul Givant, guitarist/producer Zachary Ross, upright bassist Stephen Andrews, drummer Matt Lesser, and multi-instrumentalists Tim Weed and John Kraus have revamped the band and Givant has delved deeper into songwriting.
My writing has become more precise. Our earlier albums had a darker tint, but this one is more hopeful. It’s a reflection of the positive things in my life — my marriage, my relationships with friends and family — against a backdrop of the challenges we’re still up against.
After wrapping an extensive summer tour throughout the US, Rose’s Pawn Shop have returned to the city of angels until they forge ahead with shows later this year and in 2023. Tour dates and additional information are to come.