10 months since the release of their latest EP on Head2Wall Records, Detroit based hooky alt rock infused post hardcore band SMALL STRESSES are pleased to unveil pre-orders for their new LP Either Way I Lose, along with a new song and music video, premiering right here, right now!
“The song is about addiction, and repairing a broken relationship. It’s one of the heavier songs on the record, that we feel really combines our influences, old and new.”
Slated for a November 22nd release via Head2Wall Records, “Either Way I Lose” marks the band’s first full-length, following a couple of EPs, but they are not newcomers to the scene. The band features current and former members of Detroit heavyweights Great Reversals, Strange Magic, Freedom, and more. Invigorated by a variety of influences, including some riffy waves of post hardcore, the troubled message of the new single is channelled through nostalgic vocals and slow-paced delivery with echoes of various influences.
The title track for the record was premiered earlier this September via ScenePointBlank:
Blending ’90s-era alt rock and pop punk with a dash of emo and a finishing garnish of interesting perspective provided by vocalist Janie, Small Stresses strikes me as exactly the type of band that would be right at home on the college radio airwaves. Having released an EP earlier this year on Head2Wall Records, the Detroit-based group is now gearing up for the release of their debut LP. With its driving opening leading to a more expressive segway around the midway point, “Either Way I Lose” represents the various aspects of the Small Stresses sound quite nicely and effectively delivers an emotional punch. / ScenePointBlank
Small Stresses is a Detroit band with a penchant for quirky yet hook-soaked power pop that reminds me of everything from Letters to Cleo, Ozma, and Velocity Girl. It’s not the kind of college radio-ready rock that one would expect from musicians who have played in such hardcore groups as Freedom and Great Reversals, but you won’t find me complaining! / NoEcho