Louisville, Kentucky’s MIRACLE DRUG, a hardcore/punk outfit founded by members of Mouthpiece, C.R., Supertouch, By The Grace Of God, and more, has filmed a new video for the track “War Within,” the lead track from the band’s debut EP, How Much Is Enough. With a sound that spans different generations of hardcore, MIRACLE DRUG puts their own spin on a sound crafted in the ’80s by bands like Swiz and Dag Nasty, mixing it with a more chaotic and noisy brand of hardcore played by such ’90s hardcore bands as Sparkmarker, 108, Refused, and Threadbare. How Much is Enough is MIRACLE DRUG at their best, focused, energetic, and most of all a breath of fresh air in a sometimes-stagnant scene.
Directed by Errick Easterday, the video has been premiered through BrooklynVegan, as the record nears release through WAR Records in July. MIRACLE DRUG guitarist Matt Wieder offers with the video,
“A common theme in hardcore is the battle against outside forces. The ‘Us vs. Them’ mentality. ‘War Within’ is a song about the internal battle a lot of us are fighting when we wake up every morning. When it came to making a video, we basically told Errick we wanted a day in the life of a person fighting that war in their own my mind.”
Photo by Errick Easterday
WAR Records, the label launched by Andrew Kline of STRIFE, will release MIRACLE DRUG’s How Much Is Enough EP on 12″ vinyl and digital platforms on July 21st; preorders are now available via iTunes, the label store, and Bandcamp. Additional audio samples and more on MIRACLE DRUG‘s How Much Is Enough EP will be released in the coming days.
Right here. Right now. MIRACLE DRUG prefers to live in the present, existing in the moment, channeling the experiences of the past through the energy and excitement of the future. It should come as no surprise that there is a subtle familiarity in the band’s sound, as the lineup is comprised of current and former members of notable hardcore acts Mouthpiece, Supertouch, By The Grace Of God, and C.R. After a well-received release of the band’s 2015 demo on New York record label Trip Machine Laboratories, MIRACLE DRUG returned to the studio in the Fall of 2016 to capture its follow-up. Recorded by Will Allard (Xerxes, Whips/Chains) at his studio Dot Complex in Louisville,How Much is Enough is a five-song blast of raw, aggressive, yet melodic-tinged hardcore that should satisfy both fans of the early Revelation Records catalog and late ’80s D.C. hardcore.
MIRACLE DRUG has confirmed a hometown record release show for the new EP on July 13th, a set at this July’s annual This Is Hardcore in Philadelphia with the likes of Shelter, H20, Leeway, Murphy’s Law, and more in July, and performances at For The Kids Fest and Matter Fest in August. Stand by for additional tour dates to be announced in support of the new EP and beyond.
7/13/2017 Spinelli’s Downtown – Louisville, KY * Record Release Show w/ Stone, Broken Teeth, more7/29/2017 Black Box At Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA with Kill Your Idols and Violent Society7/30/2017 The Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA @ This Is Hardcore w/ Shelter, H20, Leeway, Murphy’s Law, more8/06/2017 Bobby’z Place – Berea, KY @ For The Kids Fest w/ Jig, Divebomb, Guerilla Warfare, and more