FRESNO MEDIA has issued as follows:
Brooklyn’s legendary hardcore punk outfit, Yuppicide, is proud to announce the release of its first studio album in 14 years, ‘American Oblivion’ EP, out today via Dead City Records. ‘American Oblivion’ can be purchased as a limited-edition CD or 12” vinyl with color booklet including lyrics, rare photos, art and more via the Dead City webstore at this location, and digitally through iTunes at: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/american-oblivion-ep/id559897765.
“Even when the band was apart, I wrote songs for Yuppicide: I’d hear Jesse’s voice or Joe’s bass,” said Yuppicide guitarist and founding member, Steve Karp. “Once we started working with new drummer Jay, the reunited band got back into songwriting mode quickly and almost too easily – like we never stopped. ‘American Oblivion’ is our very best effort yet, and sums up all our hard work since forming way back in 1988.”
1. Dead Inside
2. Too Late
3. There’s a Line
4. American Oblivion
5. Flies On…
6. Not With You
Yuppicide will play a CD release show on Sunday, September 30th at St. Vitus in Brooklyn, N.Y. to commemorate the release.
Energized both by the warm reception of the band’s commemorative 2010 double CD, ’88-’98 Anthology, and the permanent addition of Jay “Gringo Starr” Rogan on drums, ‘American Oblivion’ was recorded by NYHC fixture, Glen Lorieo, at Manhattan’s, Night Owl Studios. The result is a raw blast of everything Yuppicide is best known for: speed, intensity, drive, sincerity and a dogged determination to carving its own path through the punk/hardcore world.
The record’s title track is currently streaming on Bandcamp: http://yuppicide.bandcamp.com/ for a small taste of the new effort.
Yuppicide, a mainstay in New York’s revitalized hardcore scene during the 1990’s, is one of the preeminent bands to rise from the era. The band went on to unleash three full-length studio records, with the last, Dead Man Walking, releasing in 1995. Once a staple of the New York hardcore scene, Yuppicide is now considered a legend and an influence to countless bands worldwide.
Stay tuned for more information on Yuppicide and ‘American Oblivion’ EP.
Jesse KFW Jones – vocals
Steve Karp – guitar
Joe Keefe – bass
Jason Rogan – drums