This past summer, the Meltaways put out their brash and confident debut release, and the Brooklyn trio is already back with four new songs that will be on an upcoming 7″, out at the end of this week. They make the sort of sloppy but reined-in punk that sounds great in a sweaty venue, and the tracks below include some of their best yet. The A-side is filled with bold, declarative political statements: echoes of “Admit you’re living each day in denial” and “I’ve had enough” ring throughout, bolstered by the band’s breakneck speed and rousing vocals. The back half takes on a more personal bent, and my favorite is closer “Home,” an anxious and knotty rager about mental health and finding someone who can stick it out with you through the worst: “It makes me sick the way I lose control, but will you still stick with me or will this just get old?” Listen below.
10/01 Brooklyn, NY @ Suburbia (Record Release Show w/ Big Eyes, Wet Nurse, HVAC)
10/11 Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right (w/ Nots, The World)
10/15 Brooklyn, NY @ Silent Barn (w/ Told Slant, Sports, Yowler)
11/05 Brooklyn, NY @ Gold Sounds (w/ After The Fall, Dead Bars, Remnants)
The Meltaways EP is out 10/1 via What’s For Breakfast? Records.