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“Time To Kill Time” – New Hampshire melodic punk rockers THE CRYPTICS premiere new song

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Dover, New Hampshire based energized punks THE CRYPTICS are about to drop their new record “Continuous New Behavior” on January 31st via Pine Hill Records, and today we’re pleased to give you their new song titled “Time To Kill Time”.

In their 12 years together, The Cryptics have released 3 studio albums, toured internationally and direct supported some of their favorite artists. This Dover, New Hampshire quartet came together in 2008 and has been out straight ever since. Whether touring Europe, Mexico, Cuba or direct supporting bands like Dead Kennedys, Guttermouth, and the Angry Samoans back on the homefront, the band has stayed busy in its dozen year stretch.

After 2018’s Euro-tour with Battalion Of Saints, the band took its full first year off from tour since its inception to record the all-new “Continuous New Behavior” as well as get up to speed on the band’s entire back catalog. In 2020, the band is right back where they belong.

“Time To Kill Time” is a song about and against sluggishness and self-denial. It addresses something that hardly anyone speaks about or even notices: negative group mentality. When people get together they’d rather sit around and do nothing than do something productive or fun. The topic gets more depressing as we begin to imagine younger people in this situation. Kids sitting around playing video games, eating garbage, taking drugs, afraid or embarrassed to say anything in a group. So few are saying “hey, let’s get up and go somewhere. Let’s play a game, let’s do something outside, let’s live.” They would rather go with the flow than actually do something productive or meaningful. And it’s not to say people shouldn’t relax once in a while. Nothing wrong with that. But the problem is it’s all aimless relaxation. It’s all phones. It’s all video games. It’s all unhealthy.

It blows my mind that anyone can claim boredom. There is so much in this world you can do no matter what you’re interested in. This song is a societal reality check and an SOS to the people that are active, productive, and jovial so they know that they are not alone. There are people who have goals. People who know what they want in this world. People who couldn’t dream of boredom. People who like to have fun. The song speaks for itself – who has the time to kill time?!” – Tino Valpa (vocals)


“Not right now, another time”
Just need a moment to unwind
Had a hard day of nothing at all
As I watch my motive stall
There’s nowhere I have to be
There’s nothing I have to see
A digital life of situations
A chemical goal called aggravation

Answering no questions
Just sitting and stalking
Movement: now a second option
Just make sure nobody’s watching
Got no ideas of my own
Every thought’s become a loan
But I’ll never pay it back
As news trends come to attack

I can see nothing happening here
Deny opportunity, guaranteeing fear
Backwash of society, left all to your self
To your self

Has the time
To Kill Time
Not Me

Quiet room full of heads
Personality is dead
Gather round, get the fit
Too easy to ever quit
Time to compact and confine
What’s left of your human mind
Become us or stay as one
Or think and then you will be done

No reflection on yourself
Will not help at all
Time taken for granted
Will point to your downfall
There’s one time and one chance
That life will pass you by
One time, yes one time

Karol Kamiński

DIY rock music enthusiast and web-zine publisher from Warsaw, Poland. Supporting DIY ethics, local artists and promoting hardcore punk, rock, post rock and alternative music of all kinds via IDIOTEQ online channels.
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