Today DEBT NEGLECTOR is taking a stand against capitalism with the release of their new single “Cult Cult Cult”. This is the second single from their upcoming full length album “Dirty Water” set to release November 5, 2021 via Smartpunk Records. Pre-orders are available now and 10% of the proceeds from physical record sales will be split evenly between Flint Kids Fund and Sylvester Broome Empowerment Village (SBEV) to help youth affected by the dangerous levels of lead and toxins that were piped into their homes from the Flint River.
As the new single title suggests, the band’s pursuit on “Cult Cult Cult” is to wake up the masses from the blind, cult-like following towards corporate greed: “Cult Cult Cult is about the segment of people in our country that have been tricked into thinking unchecked Capitalism is basically the greatest thing ever. They’ve been fooled into believing that immigrants and social programs are the reason they’re broke, instead of blaming the actual root of their problems which is the unchecked greed of the extremely wealthy and mega corporations. They look up to guys like Jeff Bezos and believe they’ve actually EARNED their money. When in reality the only way anyone can get that rich is through exploiting the labor of thousands of people and paying to bend the rules in your favor. ”
Formed in 2016, these Florida punks (featuring a member of Jade Tree / No Idea Records alumni New Mexican Disaster Squad) have spent the last 5 years honing a sound that showcases their ability to blend catchy hooks with a vicious attitude. With three releases firmly under their belt, the “Atomicland” LP (2017), “The Kids are Pissed” EP (2018), and the “Bad Faith” digital EP the band has already established themselves as a group that pulls no punches in their pursuit to call out injustice. The band has screamed, shouted, and sang about the worldwide surge in racism, the fear of impending nuclear war, and the USA’s sick obsession with assault rifles. They’ve put their money where their mouth is by using their releases to double as fundraising efforts for organizations like Fair Fight Action and the ACLU.
Musically, their influences cover a lot of familiar and legendary punk rock ground. Taking notes from punk favorites the Descendants, skatepunk heroes like NOFX, the classic sounds of the Clash, and early 80’s American hardcore, Debt Neglector aren’t afraid to put their own spin on things. Their music keeps both a reverence for the past and a foot firmly placed in the present. The end result allows the band to craft songs with ripping fast drum beats, sing along choruses, quirky chord changes, and headbanging breaks. With past tours covering the US, Canada, and Europe, the band has set their sights on bringing their brand of pissed off punk music to whoever is ready and willing to listen. Debt Neglector are also no stranger to the festival scene with several appearances at The Fest (FL) and Sing it Out Loud Festival, and a showcase at Pouzza Fest (MTL), they have managed to share the stage with the likes of Propaghandi, Descendents and more.
In 2020 Debt Neglector returned to the studio to follow up their past releases with a batch of new songs that has now become the “Dirty Water” LP (Smartpunk/SBÄM Records – 2021). Their new music remains viciously political but also features some deeply personal topics including depression and therapy, anxiety, fear, and loss. The culmination is an album that is dynamic and relatable from a band who’s angry and honest approach is a blunt kick in the pants to the powers that be.