US straight edge youth crew act PRAISE have premiered “Give Me the Pain”, a new track off their upcoming release “Lights Went Out”, a follow up to their two previous EPs: “Growing. Changing. Healing.” and “Two Songs”.
“Strong references to the evolving mid-80’s Dischord Records catalog (Minor Threat, Embrace, Dag Nasty) meld effortlessly with the urgency of melodic straightedge bands like Verbal Assault and Turning Point in a way that only PRAISE can. Recorded with Will Yip (Title Fight, Blacklisted) Lights Went Out sounds… well, perfect; the product of years of painstaking development and evolution, crafted with precision and care, fine tuned to the highest standards, and delivered with confidence. Lyrically, Andy Norton offers himself to you unprotected by pretense and unfiltered by ego and confronts his insecurities with an honesty and vulnerability that few people can. This is the kind of record that helps others by sharing the burden. Reach deep.” / Rest Assure Zine