Michigan hardcore band PROBLEM OF PAIN (presented in our mid-Summer / post-vacation news wrap-up) packs more of a punch than most bands in heavy music—and they do so with only two members. Composed of Garrett Finch and Jake Beaver, the two have been making music and playing shows for just over a year now. But don’t let their youth—or size—fool you: PROBLEM OF PAIN is here for a purpose. “We want to break down formats and thought processes to challenge others to think critically, and even counter culturally,” shares Finch, who plays guitar and serves as co-vocalist. “[Our goal is] to use art as an expression and outlet of the inner dissension that I process daily. Embodying these thoughts through the sounds that we create with our ‘experimental’ sound; and the lyrics we write gives way to be honest with not only others, but also ourselves.”
PROBLEM OF PAIN will release their 11-track LP, Burn What My Hands Wrought, on July 29th via Blood & Ink Records.
Live pic by JDM Photography.