Remo Drive have been making a name for themselves for the better part of the 2010s, getting their start in 2013 and dropping quite the quantity of releases ever since. The band signed to Epitaph in 2018 and keep gaining steam, leading to their upcoming album, A Portrait of an Ugly Man. This third full-length comes into the world on June 26th, but here’s a preview of what’s to come:
“A Guide to Live By” opens up A Portrait of an Ugly Man, with a driving verse riff, teeming with plenty of drum fills and guitar runs. It’s easily accessible and could sit comfortably in a rock radio queue. Leading single “Star Worship” is characterized by its snare hits every measure and mystifying vocals. The low-register guitar solo in the outro transitions into the album’s next song adequately.
Too Close To Touch just released their latest EP, I’m Hard To Love, But So Are You Vol 1, via Epitaph Records. The band announced they would become a trio back in April 2018, keeping previous members Keaton Pierce, Mason Marble and Kenneth Downey while parting ways with Thomas Kidd and Travis Moore. This new EP shows just what the band can do even with the loss of two members, the band has put a spin on their musical direction – taking it into a pop-rock aspect with the three new songs “Hard To Love”, “Casket”, and “The Fear of Letting Go”.
Recently the post-hardcore band Too Close To Touch has released yet another single titled “Burn.” Following their previous single, “Before I Cave In” that was released in late November, we are pretty sure you’re going to like this single just as much as the others.
With a melodic instrumental piece that carries vocalist Keaton Pierce’s emotion-filled vocals, you will find yourself wanting to head-bang and scream the lyrics but also cry at the same time. My favorite lyrics from the song personally are “Deep in the cracks you left in me, I bury a belief that keeps me sane. More than a phase I’m done pretending, why try to hide this fragile state?”
The post-hardcore quintet Too Close To Touch has released another new single titled, “Before I Cave In” via Epitaph Records. The song features emotion-filled vocals by Keaton Pierce, mixed with an instrumental piece similar to the lead single “Sympathy” off of their second full-length album Haven’t Been Myself.