Spring is here and Jump Start Records is excited to announce their first release of 2016. Once again, the label has the privilege of working with our extremely talented friends, ASTPAI. Watching this band grow over the years has been inspiring and it was an easy decision for the label to make when they asked if Jump Start would put out their new EP. Run From Home is made up of three songs that were recorded at the same time as Burden Calls. Run From Home offers a spectrum of song writing that showcases ASTPAI’s range of combining melodic punk, politically charged lyrics, and gritty rock n’ roll hooks. Below is an excerpt about Run From Home. This EP is a co-release with Asscard Records in Germany so that means that this is already going to be much more limited here in the US. You can pre-order a copy right now. Again, the label is only receiving half of the total pressing so these will be limited. Along with the pre-order announcement, the band is premiering a music video for the track “Fainting.”
The songs on “Run From Home” are largely about society’s constructed (mis)interpretation of the term “home” and the violence that comes along with it, as well as its borders and boundaries. All three songs circle around the thoughts of detaching yourself from all pride and emotions for whatever you consider your physical “home” to see the bigger picture behind structures of wealth, safety and privilege, as well as the counterparts to all of it, which affect everyone that’s forced to remain on the outside the borders of it all.
“Run From Home” was once more engineered, mixed and this time also mastered by Tom Zwanzger at the ever so amazing S.T.R.E.S.S. Studio Graz, Austria between 2013 and 2015.
ASTPAI on tour:
Apr 19 – DE – Nürnberg @ MUZ
Apr 21 – BE – Zoersel @ JH
Apr 22 – UK – Norwich @ The Owl Sanctuary
Apr 23 – UK – Manchester @ Manchester Punk Festival
Apr 24 – UK – London @ Veg Bar
Apr 25 – FR – Lille @ El Diablo
Apr 26 – NL – Breda @ Publieke Werken
Apr 27 – DE – Münster @ Café Lorenz
Apr 28 – DE – Köln @ Tsunami Club
Apr 29 – DE – Fürth @ Kopf und Kragen
May 01 – AT – Wien @ BACH
May 02 – AT – Graz @ Musichouse