KNUCKLE PUCK ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM "LOSING WHAT WE LOVE"
Knuckle Puck, one of the most celebrated acts in the modern pop-punk scene have announced their new album Losing What We Love to be released 20th October 2023.
Over the last thirteen years the band have nurtured their craft across three albums and have artfully balanced their emotional spectrum, trading in high-tempered and deeply introspective lyricism, but also cutting the tension with an underlying layer of optimism.But now, with the release of their fourth LP, Losing What We Love, Knuckle Puckare done sugarcoating life’s hard truths. It is a record about coming to terms with exactly that. It is an attempt to lean into the transition between a high point in life to a low point. These songs are a tribute to the familiar while acknowledging that nothing can stay the same forever.
“For a long time, we felt a responsibility to have this overwhelming hopefulness to our lyrics,” Cassasanto explains. “This time around, we started writing more honestly with less intent to sound cool or hopeful. It feels like we’re in a bit of a losing battle with the state of the world, but in the past we’d say, ‘Oh, but it’s all OK!’ Now we’re saying, ‘No, we should be panicking.’ This record feels like more of an expression than a motivational speech.”
Recorded with longtime producer Seth Henderson (State Champs, Real Friends), Losing What We Love follows 2022’s Disposable Life EP and marks the band’s first LP for Pure Noise Records. In many ways, it’s a throwback to their earliest days – not necessarily in sound, but in songwriting essence, tapping into the same collaborative magic they found in bedrooms and garages across Chicago’s south suburbs as teenagers.
The group did far more in-studio writing than ever before during the making of the record, with Taylor pointing to tracks like the album-opening “A New Beginning,” “Worlds Away” and propulsive first single “The Tower” as wholly representative of this new (again) songwriting approach, recalibrating their collective creative ethos while continuing to push their sound forward in ways exciting to both the band themselves and their listeners. Siorek, in particular, brought a number of ideas to the table, offering a percussive perspective shift that’s immediately evident on “The Tower.”
"The Tower is a song about welcoming the inevitability of death, destruction and chaos. The world is bleak right now and this song is a reflection of that. It shows a darker side of our band than what we have let people see in recent years which was a big reason for choosing it as a single."
You can check out Knuckle Puck's latest single THE TOWER as well as upcoming tour dates, below!
Knuckle Puck and Real Friends co-headliner
Thu Nov 9 Cleveland, OH Roxy
Fri Nov 10 Detroit, MI St Andrews
Sat Nov 11 Chicago, IL House of Blues
Tue Nov 14 Milwaukee, WI The Rave
Wed Nov 15 Columbia, MO Blue Note
Thu Nov 16 Witchita, KS The Wave
Fri Nov 17 Denver, CO Summit
Sun Nov 19 Boise, ID Knitting Factory Boise
Mon Nov 20 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory Spokane
Tue Nov 21 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw
Fri Nov 24 Sacramento, CA Goldfield Roseville
Sat Nov 25 Riverside, CA Riversice Municapal
Sun Nov 26 Los Angeles, CA Regent
Mon Nov 27 Tuscon, AZ Rialto
Wed Nov 29 Dallas, TX Studio
Thu Nov 30 Houston, TX White Oak
Sat Dec 2 West Palm Beach, FL Revolution
Sun Dec 3 Orlando, FL Level 13
Mon Dec 4 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
Tue Dec 5 Raleigh, NC Lincoln
Thu Dec 7 Baltimore, MD Soundstage
Fri Dec 8 Philadelphia, PA TLA
Sat Dec 9 New York, NY Irving Plaza
Sun Dec 10 Boston, MA BNL
Tue Dec 12 Harrisburg, PA HMAC
Wed Dec 13 Toronto, ON Opera
Thu Dec 14 Pittsburgh, PA Mr Smalls
Fri Dec 15 Buffalo, NY Town Ballroom
Fri Sept 22 Birmingham, Al Furnace Fest
Sat Oct 21 Las Vagas, NV When We Were Young Festival
Sun Oct 22 Las Vagas, NV When We Were Young Festival
LOSING WHAT WE LOVE TRACKLISTING
A New Beginning
You & I
Losing What We Love
Out Of Touch
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