August 20, 2009

Paint It Black: Surrendering

Paint It Black plays The First Unitarian Church in Philly on Sept. 10. The guys - featuring former Lifetime and Kid Dynamite players - released its "Surrender" EP 7'' on Tuesday.

Anyone remotely in touch with the hardcore punk scene is, no doubt, familiar with PAINT IT BLACK. Fronted by the esteemed Dan Yemin of the genre defining bands Lifetime and Kid Dynamite, PAINT IT BLACK have taken today’s hardcore movement by the throat and tighten their grip with each compelling release. With 3 full-lengths under their belt, PIB have decided to return to the 7”/EP format as they explain here:

"We feel really fortunate that we’ve been able to release three albums that have been both exciting for us, and also well-received by the kids and the press," Yemin said. "That being said, we can’t think of a single hardcore punk band that has released more than three awesome full-length records, and we’re not nearly arrogant enough to imagine that we’ll be the first band to make that happen. 

"The 7” EP has always been the ideal context for the kind of music we play, and so we’ve decided to release music in that format for the foreseeable future. The most exciting thing about this decision is that we don’t have to wait so long to release a new record, which lets us be more spontaneous and stay more intimately connected with the kids that support our band."

The lead single to the EP is the mile-a-minute title track. Never to rip off its fans, PIB let On the Beat a chance to give its fans a free taste of the EP. Here's a free download of "Surrender." 


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