[Cover photo courtesy of City Windows]
San Diego-based Melodic Punk Rock band City Windows are gearing up for the release of their sophomore album Velvet Divorce. The four-piece Rock band is building on the success of their debut album, Oxbow, and are self-releasing the new album on their own label, Midwest Migration Records.
The band members hail from diverse musical backgrounds, including lead vocalist, Lyle Pavuk, bassist Sean Sullivan, vocalist and lead guitarist Ryan Steele, and drummer Aaron Weislogel.
The album’s first single, “The Price To Pay” is out now, addressing a failure of democracy.
Of the single, the band says:
It is no secret that the United States government is not beholden to the people. Our leaders are unresponsive to our will and our needs. This lack of accountability coupled with the anti-democratic design of our governmental institutions leads to the enactment of policy that will positively impact the wealthy and the influential minority now, while leading to catastrophic negative consequences for the rest of us in the not-so-distant future.
“The Price to Pay” was written not only to illustrate and condemn the corruption and anti-democratic nature of our government and the plutocrats that hold the bulk of influence, but to also serve as a call to action that we the people are stronger in numbers and that we can organize and elect better leaders who are responsive to our needs and who are willing to redesign our institutions to be more democratic and reflect the true will of the people.
Drawing inspiration from Punk Rock and Hardcore, their sound includes a blend of classic and modern influences. Velvet Divorce explores themes of “politics, big pharma, love, loss, and self-discovery.”
Having honed their craft live since 2018, City Windows has developed a reputation for delivering energetic and engaging shows and plan to make new show announcements in and around Southern California later this year.