California hardcore punk band SCOWL has shared “Fuck Around”, the second single off their upcoming album How Flowers Grow, out November 19th on Flatspot Records. Their latest single is a raucous blend of punk sensibility and hardcore attitude. Clocking in at just under 60 seconds, the song hurtles forward with a furious two-step friendly riff and makes good use of a vicious guest vocal feature from Sammy Ciaramitaro of Drain. You can find the song on YouTube, Bandcamp, and other streaming services.
The ten songs on How Flowers Grow could be a masterclass in how to write authentic, heartfelt punk and hardcore without losing the sense of youthful enthusiasm and fun that makes the genre compelling to begin with. The album was announced in September with lead single “Bloodhound” with vinyl pre-orders selling out almost immediately.
Vocalist Kat had this to say about their new single: “This song is so much fun I almost forget what I was trying to say here. But I’m grateful the lyrics are so simple and literal. Sammy jumping in just adds the perfect punch and it just makes me wanna jump around. I’m talking about people thinking outside their idea of what “life should be” and kinda just calling for people to question what the hell they’re actually doing + question why it might be what they’re told.”
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Hailing from Santa Cruz, CA, hardcore punk band Scowl has burst onto the scene as one of the most authentic young voices in the genre, influenced by everything from 80s’ hardcore, punk, and Oi to modern alternative pop. The band has made a name for themselves with songs that are as reflective and dark as they are fun.
A new addition to the Flatspot Records family, the label will be releasing their upcoming album How Flowers Grow later this fall. Formed in 2019 and consisting of vocalist Kat, guitarist Malachi, bassist Bailey, and drummer Cole, Scowl came out swinging with their fuzzed-out self-titled demo that same year. Follow up EP Reality After Reality (2019) cemented them as one of hardcore’s rising star bands to watch, with anthemic tracks like “Retail Hell” quickly becoming staples of their caustic live set. The band has shared the stage with the likes of Terror, Mindforce, Gulch, Zulu, and DARE and have their eyes set on finishing 2021 strong – planning numerous tours and gearing up to release their first full-length.