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Two chords and the truth – watch new music video for “Hidden Track”, by Seattle’s DEAD BARS

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Iconic Seattle punk group Dead Bars proudly unveils their partnership with Really Rad Records, alongside a fresh three-track EP. Today, we’re premiering the music video for their track “Hidden Track”. Fans of Iron Chic, Bouncing Souls, and Menzingers should take note!

Comments the band’s vocalist John Maiello: “The night before Thanksgiving is the biggest party night of the year. Most people have off of work and school the next day so people go extra crazy. Some refer to this day Blackout Wednesday, but the real heads just call it amateur night. Dead Bars have taken this day back for the last couple years while honoring their service industry colleagues by throwing their annual hometown thanksgiving eve party appropriately titled Amateur Night.”

The Hidden Track music video features footage from the first ever Amateur Night at Bar House in Seattle, WA in 2021. This track is two chords and the truth. Have fun, drink your drink, and imagine finding this song at the end of your favorite album.”

DEAD BARS by Kyle_Latham_PrettyMessPhotography
DEAD BARS by Kyle_Latham_PrettyMessPhotography

DEAD BARS was born in Seattle when punk drummer John Maiello grabbed a guitar and began composing concise, no-nonsense power-punk-rock tunes in 2013. Shortly after, New Jersey punk drummer C.J Frederick joined, contributing both drums and guitar. The duo swiftly recorded 6 songs, which became an EP and a split 7″ released by the renowned No Idea Records in 2014. Over the next few years, they fine-tuned their debut album, Dream Gig, which saw the light of day in 2017, also under No Idea Records.

The band’s next chapter featured Jon Oddo from Kansas City on bass. The trio then created their follow-up album, Regulars, released in 2019 on punk icons Anti-Flag’s A-F Records. Soon after, Elliot Thordarson and Paul Davis joined to complete the lineup on guitar and drums, respectively.

Dead Bars persistently churn out new singles and live content through their label DEAD BARS RECORDS and collaborate with fellow labels like Rad Girlfriend Records, Dirt Cult Records, Surfridge Records, and most recently, Really Rad Records.

2023 marks the 10-year anniversary of the band, commencing the next chapter in the DEAD BARS saga. The future remains unwritten; the family expands, and the universe stretches out endlessly. Dead Bars are at their finest – enjoy the journey! Dead Bars Forever!

Dead Bars by Tommy Calderon
Dead Bars by Tommy Calderon

Catch the band live at the following stops:

May 12th – Seattle, WA at BYC
May 15th – Washington, DC at Pie Shop
May 16th – Philadelphia, PA at Dolphin
May 17th – Ridgewood, Queens, NY at TV Eye
May 18th – Burlington, VT at Radio Bean
May 19th-21st – Montreal, QC at Pouzza Fest
May 22nd – Boston, MA at Charlie’s Kitchen
June 23rd – Asbury Park, NJ at House of Independents (SOLD OUT)
June 24th – Asbury Park, NJ at House of Independents

Dead Bars has been praised by the press for their unique sound and energy. KEXP describes them as a band that creates “ripping pop-leaning punk meant to be belted out side-by-side with your closest friends.” Razorcake believes Dead Bars make the impossible seem simple, while Brooklyn Vegan points out that their mix of sludgy guitars and power pop melodies will resonate with Weezer and Dinosaur Jr. fans. Seattle Weekly even goes as far as to liken their sound to Bruce Springsteen if he were to join a chain-smoking biker gang.

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