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“Pass You By” – Buffalo hardcore punks OLD GHOSTS premiere another new track from their new album “Crow”

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Following our fresh feature on their charity split with xBYSTANDERx and No Echo’s interview posted last week, we have teamd up with State Of Mind Recordings and Buffalo melodic hardcore pack OLD GHOSTS to give you another foretaste of their new LP called ‘Crow‘, and special commentary from the band. Listen below and scroll further down to get some inspirations from other Buffalo hardcore bands and 10 Denzel Washington movies worth a check.

Filled with 12 new melodic hardcore punk songs influenced by how fucked the world ca be and how to keep shred of hope, the new album fro OLD GHOSTS is limited to 300 copies on colored vinyl (split release from Assault Records (Europe) and State Of Mind Records (US) and on cassette (Ugly And Proud Records).

Comments the band:

Pass You By” is about how short life is but how big of an impact (good or bad) we can have on the world. You can either effect change or pass the buck & point fingers. Also, I was writing the lyrics to this song around the anniversary of Dave Franklin (Vision) & decided to pay homage to him using the lyric “ in the blink of an eye”.

People often associate a crow with death, bad luck or dire situations. In Native American Culture a crow means a new life or change. I liked the duality of the meanings. life seems quite bleak wether it’s political climate, global pandemics & the overall depressing state of the world, but who knows maybe a real change for the better is coming.

Recorded @ GCR with Jay Zubricky and mastered @ Rain City by Stu. OLD GHOSTS are: Josh (drums), Cody (bass), Nick (guitar), Tom (guitar), and Derek (vocals).

𝐵𝑢𝑓𝑓𝑎𝑙𝑜 ℎ𝑎𝑠 𝑛𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑟 𝑙𝑎𝑐𝑘𝑒𝑑 𝑔𝑜𝑜𝑑 𝑏𝑎𝑛𝑑𝑠. 𝑊𝑒 ℎ𝑎𝑣𝑒 𝑎 𝑝𝑟𝑒𝑡𝑡𝑦 𝑒𝑐𝑙𝑒𝑐𝑡𝑖𝑐 𝑠𝑐𝑒𝑛𝑒. 𝐻𝑒𝑟𝑒’𝑠 𝑎 𝑓𝑒𝑤 𝑐𝑢𝑟𝑟𝑒𝑛𝑡 𝑏𝑎𝑛𝑑𝑠 𝑦𝑜𝑢 𝑠ℎ𝑜𝑢𝑙𝑑 𝑐ℎ𝑒𝑐𝑘 𝑜𝑢𝑡.

Pure Heel


Final Declaration

Wrong the Oppressor




Other bands worth a check:

Definitely check out Faim, Dry Socket, Discourage, Change, Tuning & go revisit the Paint It Black discography

𝐸𝑥𝑡𝑟𝑎: Top Ten Denzel Washington movies:

1. Fallen
2. Training Day
3. Malcolm X
4. The Manchurian Candidate
5. Philadelphia
6. He Got Game
7. Ricochet
8. The Bone Collector
9. The Magnicent Seven
10. The Book of Eli


Pass You By lyrics

We cut the vein to watch it bleed
Poison the soil to kill the seed
With nothing left to show & no room left to grow
We were fucked from the start
Shoot to kill, aim straight for our hearts
Dress it up with a nice name
Tell us how you’re going to make things great
We blur the lines between wrong & right
We justify all the lies we tell ourselves
We bide our time ‘til something better comes along
But we’ll be waiting as life passes by
It’ll pass us by
It’s their problem not mine. I learn to get by
Turn a blind eye on what’s wrong & move along
We blur the lines between wrong & right
We justify all the lies we tell ourselves
We bide our time ‘til something better comes along
But we’ll be waiting as life passes by
We’ll be waitin
We’ll wait
We bide our time ‘til something better comes by
But we’ll be waiting until we die
Life will pass us by
It will pass us by
In the blink of an eye

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