The Connecticut four piece's new track considers the stifling nature of nostalgia and how it keeps people distracted whilst the powers that be keep doing what they've always done.
It has long been a tradition in hardcore punk to keep reflecting the reality of our world back to us and drum home some hard truths and Down With Rent are no exception in their new track ‘2008 Again‘.
Taken from their upcoming EP ‘Shithead Americana‘, the distorted guitars, guttural vocals and general formidable sound of this new track tell you this band aren’t fucking about.
‘2008 Again’ sees the band take a swing at the increasing commercialization of nostalgia in an attempt to distract working people from the multitude of problems facing them.
Loud, brash and unyielding the track pulls no punches as it opens to a fury of guitars, feedback and piercing vocal lines that lead through driving basslines and explosive drum beats to the enraged chants of the chorus.
Down With Rent is a four-piece hardcore punk band from central Connecticut. Their abrasive, crusty brand of punk rock has rung throughout bars, basements, abandoned buildings, tattoo shops, and skate parks up and down the east coast since 2013.
Unapologetically political and strictly DIY in their approach they emulate the American hardcore bands of old but with a distinctly modern, metallic edge.
Their fierce dedication to blistering live performances and an inclusive, socially conscious message has earned them a dedicated group of fans throughout the US.
The band’s EP will be out soon so keep an eye out and Punktuation will bring you all the news.
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I’m Molly Tie- I am the UK Editor for Punktuation and a general punk enthusiast! I play drums (badly), write a lot about punk (not as badly) and I’m particularly interested in issues relating to women in the music scene.