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Boston hardcore punk band SPIRITS premiere new powerful track “Unruhe”

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Slated for a September 8th release on Vinyl/Cassette/CD/Digital via State of Mind Recordings (USA), Useless Pride Records (FR), Here and Now Records (IT), and Ride & Hun Records (DE), “Unrest”, the newest album from Boston straight edge hardcore punk band SPIRITS is undoubtedly one of the most exciting and rewarding releases this year. Presented through a couple of new tracks earlier this Summer (here and here), it now receives another proper teaser. SPIRITS’ new mighty and passionate offering continues their exploration of highly energetic, melodic hardcore punk in the vein of HAVE HEART and demonstrates their ability to create infectious pieces in a thought-provoking style that had made their predecessors and the whole emotional hardcore segment exceptional in the first place. “Unruhe”  lingers in the mind and seeps into the bones. Listen for yourself.

Singer Mike Assatley commented:

“This song is probably one of the most personal songs I’ve ever written. It’s about the restless feeling you get when you lose someone really close to you and how that loss can make you wonder how different your life could have been if they were there. I lost my mother to Cancer when I was 12 years old and I really believe it shaped who I am today both directly and indirectly.”


Who would I be?

Like a river changing direction, running uphill
if we admit that human life can be ruled by reason all possibility of life is destroyed

I never knew just how strong you had to be for me
just how long you held on for me
I’d watch you walk away and never understood the strength it would take I watched you pass away, decaying in the light of day

cancer took hold and as I grew older
I knew that wouldn’t be the life for me
I admire how you lived so freely
but those decisions are what took you from me

we learn from loss, absence makes the heart grow fonder the stories I’m told will always make me wonder
if you were still here would I still be me?
if you were still here would I still be me?


The band offered the following on the content of the record:

It’s political. It’s personal. It’s both introspective and a commentary on the surroundings we’re submerged into on a daily basis. Overall, it’s a collective document for how we view the world we’re living in, our designated place in it, and, despite how grim and dismal the outlook may be at this moment, UNREST is a declaration of how we can all work together to make this life better in the present moment and to leave a better world for those yet to come after we’re gone.


Pre-orders for the LP are live now on State Of Mind, Useless Pride, and Here and Now Records! You can get a copy at:

Silver Vinyl – (/200) – https://goo.gl/k864Pw [USA EXCLUSIVE]
Clear Purple – (200) – https://goo.gl/4kXzwg [EURO EXCLUSIVE]
Black Vinyl – (/450) – https://goo.gl/sHFRPt [USA] – https://goo.gl/4kXzwg [EUROPE]
CD Version – https://goo.gl/ndSpei [USA – State of Mind] – https://goo.gl/bZkivi [EUROPE – Useless Pride/Here and Now]


Black (/50) or Red (/50) Shell [EURO – Ride & Hun] – https://goo.gl/AQKYVF
Blue (/25) or Yellow (/25) [USA – Press Gang Records] – https://goo.gl/2QF3K


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