“To say the new release from the Philly-based band is darker and more urgent in both its lyrics and its tone would be an understatement and a disservice.
While some recognizable elements of 2014’s Lighten Up, Burn It Down EP remain, Pulling Punches clearly went into the studio angry this time.
“I didn’t feel the need to mince words or play nice,” singer Michael Kennedy explains regarding the EP title. “We wanted to say something about the changes happening in this country; about how it’s harder for the average person to get ahead…. that the game is rigged.”
One thing remains the same, though, and that’s the band’s steadfast refusal to mimic their hardcore idols or to stoop down to expected scene cliches. Pulling Punches’ intent is to forge their own road.” -Newnoisemagazine.com
1. Beautiful & Miserable
2. Quiet Suicides
3. With Stolen Words
4. On Architects and Archetypes
5. The Dangerous Business of Telling the Truth *Bonus/Vinyl only track