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California post hardcore band DOWN AGAIN release new single “Predisposed”; comment on new EP ‘Bury the Bones’

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Northern California post hardcore outfit DOWN AGAIN have announced a September 3rd release date for their new EP ‘Bury The Bones’. The 5 track effort features the single “Predisposed”, which is out now on all streaming services with a music video also dropping this week. The EP will be self-released by the band and available to stream on Spotify, Youtube and Apple Music. Today we 

Musically, the sound pulls heavy influence from early 2000’s post hardcore favorites, which they cite groups like Underoath, Thrice, Defeater and Brand New as their inspiration to pick up instruments and begin their own journeys. This young group has assembled a new EP that has the energy and smart songwriting of a veteran group but with the luxury of still being a trio who is just getting started. ‘Bury the Bones’ is the follow-up to their 2020 debut ‘The Devil Is A Gentleman’, which earned coverage by impressive media sources.

This is just the beginning for these longtime friends in their early 20’s who grew up skating, surfing and going to shows together in the bay area. The EP was once again produced by Nick Loiacono and the ‘Predisposed’ music video was shot by Tyler Dugoni from Visual Hype Productions. “Predisposed” is a captivating, energetic, and dynamic single and will kick off the ‘Bury The Bones’ EP. Listen to the track now and pre-save info for the EP will be available online shortly.

California Emo/Post-hardcore outfit Down Again had been carefully planning their introduction to the world and released their single “Actions & Their Consequences” May 2020, followed by their debut LP “The Devil is a Gentlemen” in June.

These long time trio of friends have spent the last 9 years outdoors skating, surfing and hiking. The music on “The Devil is a Gentlemen” touches on the struggles of questioning faith, loss, infidelity and mental health.

Less than a year later the band released their “Live Acoustic Session” in March 2021 to give those songs a chance to be heard live, raw, and acoustic with shows being canceled due to the pandemic. Down Again draws heavy influence from early 2000’s favorites such as Brand New, Underoath, Thrice, and Manchester Orchestra. The band is rounded out by Lenny Costa (vocals/guitar), Lucas Garcia (vocals/guitar/drums/keys) and Alex Wechter (bass).

The band is set to release their new EP ‘Bury the Bones’ on September 3rd via Spotify and Apple Music.

See the full interview below:

Down Again by Carissa Leiber, Dream Capture Studio
Down Again by Carissa Leiber, Dream Capture Studio – Left to Right : Alex Wechter (Bass), Lucas Garcia (Vocals/Guitar/Drums/Keys), Lenny Costa (Vocals/Guitar) 

Congrats on the release of “Predisposed” and announcing your new EP. Tell us about the single.

Thank you so much! Predisposed is one of our favorite songs we’ve written, between the bass line, the punch of the chorus and the breakdown at the end it’s a lot of fun to play. It’s a song about self loathing and the feeling of never getting better, so the lyrics are pretty heavy so we wanted to match that tone musically.

You guys have a nice range of influences, is the sound on the single what we can expect on the rest of the EP?

Our goal for this EP was for it to sound like a complete work and be able to stand on its own, so it has all the same ups and downs a full length album would have. It’s very dynamic so you are going to hear a lot of those different influences coming through from song to song.

2020 was a difficult year for most artists, what did Down Again do to help stay creative during the time at home?

Last year was really difficult, and for most of the year we didn’t even get to see each other as a band face to face so that was rough. But we tried to make the most of the time we had by staying busy writing new material. We also did some live studio recordings since we couldn’t play shows at the time and we all really enjoyed that.

What do you guys have planned for the rest of the year and supporting this EP?

We are going to be checking all the boxes with music videos, merch, shows, giveaways, and interviews. We really want to give this EP a proper push after the pandemic really derailed our plan for our debut album last year.

What are some of your favorite groups that influence Down Again?

Our biggest influences are definitely Brand New and Underoath. Both of those bands really shaped us as we were growing up and we like to think we walk the line between being an emo band and a post-hardcore band by bringing the best of both worlds together. But our range of influence is incredibly broad so there is a lot we pick up from everyone between Taylor Swift all the way to deathcore.

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