ROMP are now streaming their first cheerful, uplifitng single “Last Year”. The band’s debut LP Departure From Venus will be out March 4th via Bad Timing Records. Pre-orders for the album are available now. With their first single, ROMP exhibit how they’ve become such a force in the underground punk scene. Built on the vulnerability of singer/keyboardist Madison Klarer’s vocals and the powerful drive of their punk-infused dance pop, “Last Year” is the perfect introduction to this exciting band.
ROMP signed to Bad Timing Records in 2015 after the release of their EP Sorry, Not Sorry. Now with new drummer Mike Linardi, ROMP are excited to showcase their expansive “angry pop” sound on their first ever full length record. A quote from Madison Klarer and guitarist Lucas Dalakian can be found below.“Departure from Venus is really important to us as a band and to me personally. A lot of things in my life have changed in the past two years and this album covers a lot of those issues. We wrote these songs the same way we wrote the EP but this time we were much more intricate in our approach. As always, recording with Jesse Cannon was a fantastic experience. He always pushes us and brings out all of the right emotions at the right times. We’re proud of this record and excited to share it. ” – Madison
“We’re really stoked to show people our musical range. There’s only so much you can offer on a 4 or 5 song EP and we think this album displays a little more of what ROMP is about. We really dug into crafting this album to have something for everyone. We’re excited to play all the new songs live” – Lucas
ROMP will be playing the Punk Talks benefit show in Hawthorne, NJ on March 5th alongside Prawn, Steady Hands, Broken Beak, and others. All proceeds benefit Punk Talks, an organization that offers free mental health assistance and resources to touring musicians and music professionals in punk, emo, pop-punk, and DIY. More information on the event can be found HERE. Tickets are available for purchase now via Punk Talks.
01/28 – Asbury Park, NJ – Wonder Bar
01/29 – New Brunswick, NJ
w/ Mischief Brew
03/05 – Hawthorne, NJ – Artisan Kitchen & Bar
Punk Talks Benefit Show w/ Prawn, Steady Hands, Broken Beak