April 15 — Punk act With The Punches recently signed a new record deal with independent record label Mutant League Records, and with it will come a new EP next month, titled Discontent.
In anticipation of the record’s release, the band premiered the EP’s lead single, ‘Stoneham Blues‘ and its video Friday. The song’s musical arrangement is full-on skate punk as is evidenced in its guitar line and its intense drumming and melodic vocals.
The song’s lyrical theme is a deeply contemplative work, according to front man Jesse Vadala.
“This song is loosely written about a few close friends who passed away,” Vadala said. “I struggled like many do in processing death, especially those lost to addiction. We always wish for ways to protect the ones we love. When they leave abruptly, it can shatter so many lives. Some days we feel lost. Other days we shine a bit brighter from the light of our memories. There were several sharp moments like this in the last few years. Now when I give it time, I feel so proud and thankful for all of the beautiful memories, they tend to outweigh the bad.”
The video for ‘Stoneham Blues’ is a DIY type presentation. It is composed of various home movies of men doing various tricks on skateboard in a variety of settings. The man get some of the tricks immediately while in other cases, they keep working to get other tricks.
The track listing for Discontent is noted below.
1. Stoneham Blues
4. Almost Everything
5. Path Dependent
More information on With The Punches’ new single, video, and EP is available along with all of the band’s latest news at: