The Canadian punk rockers release the latest track from their upcoming album – and it’s an absolute belter.
Calgary, Alberta punks Belvedere are back with their third track from upcoming LP Hindsight Is The Sixth Sense. The album will be available from May 14 via Thousand Islands Records in North America and Lockjaw Records in Europe and the UK.
The new track is full of the supercharged guitar licks and belting punk energy that Belvedere has built a reputation around. Camera Obscura follows the bands two previous tracks released from the new album, Elephant March and Good Grief Retreat.
An introspective pause in an album packed full of political convictions and grit, Camera Obscura finds the band pondering morality, legacy and dissecting life’s big questions.
Frontman Steve Rawles explains: “Camera Obscura is a story that envisions the end of your life and all the mixed feelings that you could potentially feel right before the final moment.
“Did I do enough? Was I good enough for the people around me? Did I make an impact on the world or did I just simply draw from it. Is there anything after this and if so… why is there rules around following a deity based on others interpretations? Isn’t being moral without religion enough? A collection of thoughts.”
Hindsight Is The Sixth Sense was recorded at Echo Base Studio in Calgary, produced by Casey Lewis and Steve Rawles, and engineered mixed & mastered by Casey Lewis.
Taking their name from the ’80s sitcom Belvedere formed in 1995 as the three-piece of Steve Rawles (guitar/vocals), Brock (bass), and Dan Hrynuik (drums) and gained a cult following in Canada’s punk scene.
Loved for their blazing fast speed and melodic vocals, the band toured with the likes of Bad Religion, Strung Out, Death by Stereo, Mad Caddies, Pulley, Satanic Surfers and Bigwig and several appearances at Warped Tour and Groezrock Festival.
Belvedere has had numerous lineups over the years; the latest members are Dan Wollach on guitar, and Ryan Mumby on bass, who joined in late 2019 after bandmates Jason Sinclair and Scott Marshall quit the band, citing that old chestnut ‘creative differences’ as their reason for their departure.
The recent lineup change however, has, if anything, made Belvedere sound even better!
Listen to Camera Obscura and pre-order Hindsight Is The Sixth Sense HERE.
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