Arizona Metal Band American Standards Release New Song “The Pendulum, The Podium”
Phoenix, AZ punk infused metal band America Standards debuted a chaotic new song, “The Pendulum, The Podium”. The unhinged single comes with the announcement of the band signing to New York label, Manic Kat Records.
Vocalist Brandon Kellum said of the song:
“We wrote The Pendulum, The Podium for nobody other than ourselves. It’s not for the music gatekeepers, metal elitist or punk rock purist. The bands that we grew up listening to were always more genre bending. If anything, this is a song is for those that don’t fit in and don’t want to.”
American Standards will be playing The Bled reunion show September 15th, 2021 at Club Congress in Tucson, AZ.
Listen to “The Pendulum, The Podium” available now on all music platforms.
In the age of social media it can seem impossible for an independent band to break through the noise. Whether its battling the limitations that Facebook places on band pages or simply trying to self promote an album without annoying your friends. That’s why Phoenix, AZ based chaotic hardcore band American Standards has decided to stop selling their new album and start giving it away for free. In return, all they ask is that you then share their music with your friends.
After leaving their label, the four-piece founded in 2011 released what has been called their most emotionally and socially poignant album to date. “ANTI-MELODY” which came out on April 28th, 2017 was the result of a series of unfortunate events. During the writing process American Standards was informed of the suicide of their founding guitarist, Cody Conrad. Shortly after, vocalist Brandon Kellum then lost his father to cancer. Both experiences played a heavy role in shaping the lyrical content for the album. It also played into the decision of taking the tracks which were recorded at Kingsize Soundlabs(Letlive, Bad Religion, Mars Volta) and self mixing/self producing. The result is a raw and honest glimpse into the bands headspace during these troubled times.
“Anti-Melody really means a lot to us and has an important message for those struggling with anxiety and depression. It’s also very relevant in our current political climate. We rather people hear it for free than not hear it at all.”
ANTI-MELODY which has been featured on Alternative Press, Revolver Magazine And Lambgoat can be downloaded for free on the American Standards bandcamp or streamed on iTunes, Apple Music.
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