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Chaotic hardcore partyhouse AMERICAN STANDARDS release new video “Writers Block Party”

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Chaotic hardcore quartet, AMERICAN STANDARDS (interviewed for IDIOTEQ in 2012!) have announced their upcoming full length titled, Anti-Melody which is set to release April 28th on all digital music outlets. Off the forthcoming record comes the first single “Writers Block Party“, giving a good glimpse into the group’s new record.

Vocalist Brandon Kellum commented:

“What started as social commentary on the growing divide in our society became very personal when our founding guitarist (Cody Conrad) passed of suicide and then soon after, my father of cancer. We went back in to re-write much of the album and in a lot of ways used it as therapy to deal with the experiences. Although very personal, at its core Anti-Melody is centered around the universal theme of separation on many levels.”

Watch “Writers Block Party” below and pre-order the “Anti-Melody” at the band’s online store.

Formed in 2011, American Standards is a hard-hitting, emotionally and politically charged hardcore punk unit from Phoenix, Arizona. Employing a blistering blend of metal, punk and thrash the band released its powerhouse debut “Still Life” in 2012 under We Are Triumphant (distributed by Victory Records) and immediately went on to share the stage with bands such as Every Time I Die, Norma Jean and The Dillinger Escape Plan.

American Standards quickly became known for their intense live show, tongue in cheek demeanor and relentless work ethic playing over 250+ shows to date. Since then, the band has released two independent EP’s and has announced a full length titled “Anti-Melody” set for release April 28th 2017. Based on recent interviews with the band, the release will continue to build upon sociopolitical themes, corporate greed, satire and materialism but will also have a much more personal tone.


Dancing around like we’re marionettes
A stutter in our step
A cadence in our breath
To the unimpressed
I painted myself into a hole
I gave up my heart to find a soul
Acquit my crimes but still cast your stones
The pigs eat filth because it’s all they know
But the crowds want more
There’s no silence before the storm
The clouds came in and the lights went out
We were guided by the roar
So step inside, find your light
When the scavengers come be ready to fight
The promise is now at the edge of a knife
And when the blood spills you’ll know you’re alive
But the crowds want more
They want violence before the storm
The clouds came in and the lights went out
We were guided by the roar
You are owned nothing
We want an easy fix
Snake oil burns too quick
Daggers of ill intent
With malice towards the heaven sent
Give me the rope
I’ll tie me down
Give me the rope
I’ll hang around
Safe bet, mindset
Remove the spine and the heart
Safe bet, mindset
And claim what’s left as art
Give me the rope
I’ll tie me down
Give me the rope

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