We’re just about a week out from the release of Don’t Panic by NECKSCARS. Their debut LP is made up of ten anthemic melodic-punk tracks that just beg to be screamed along to at your favorite dive bar and with the return of live music on the horizon, hopefully that will be a reality soon. The band has released one more single from the album and it features guest vocals by Jon Snodgrass of Drag the River. “First Time, Long Time” is a song about grieving the loss of a friend without having a chance to say goodbye and you can watch the music video at No Echo or above.
“First Time, Long Time” will be available on all digital platforms today, June 11th. Teaming up with Sell the Heart Records (US) and Engineer Records (UK), Neckscars will release Don’t Panic on June 18th. Physical preorders for Don’t Panic are now available from both Sell the Heart Records (US) and Engineer Records (UK).
Formed in Downstate, New York in late 2018, Neckscars are Will Romeo (Vox/Guitar), Justin Parish (Guitar/Vox), Colin Harte (Bass), and Craig Sala (Drums). Over the past two decades the members have been cutting their teeth in the DIY scene and have gathered to form this expansive collaboration. Without any specific stylistic direction in mind, they were determined to write a diverse collection of songs which proved to be an enjoyable process. The result was a classic punk rock and roll sound that doesn’t lean too hard on nostalgia and standard formulas. You can hear them echo influences ranging from Seaweed to Dead Boys as they embrace their unbridled enthusiasm.
In March of 2020, Neckscars entered Nada Studios in Montgomery, New York with Producer John Naclerio and Sean-Paul Pillsworth for their first full-length recording. Ripping through 8 songs in just three days, the session came to halt in response to the Covid-19 Global Pandemic. The band returned in the fall to tie up loose ends and bring another two songs to the table. Completed with a mastering by Jesse Cannon, Neckscars will be releasing their debut album Don’t Panic in the summer of 2021.
FFO: Hot Water Music, Nothington, Leatherface, Seaweed, Face to Face