Vegas pop punk rock acr RAYNER are about to release their new EP ‘Disasters’ on June 23rd, 2017 through For The Love Of Punk Records and thave have just premiered the music video for their song “Blurred Lines”! Watch below and stay tuned for the full stream soon!
The band commented:
As we began to write songs we tried to push forward a bit more by adding more variations in our themes both lyrically and musically. Our previous album was more about finding yourself and growing out of the same tendencies, while these songs are still introspective it gets to the idea that our own issues emerge into bigger social issues and become systemic.Lyrically it touches upon sexual constructs, universality of death, the nature of beliefs, and for good measure, drinking to the point of epiphany (because why not). Musically, we still wanted to keep things within our pop-punk sound but not be afraid to take chances and risks with structures or ideas if needed. The songwriting was a lot more fluid and songs started to take shape pretty quickly. After we finished a few of them, we realized that they may better fit onto an EP instead of a proper full length as a way to experiment with new directions in between albums.
Rayner is a 5-piece rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada. Formed in 2014, the band quickly got to work writing songs with lyrics influenced by the tragedies of the world around them, life’s defeats, and celebrating their failures, all while juxtaposed with a pop-punk musical backing. In January 2016, the band self-released their debut album “In Circles” and began touring in support of it across the southwest.
Their unique sound and work-ethic earned Rayner a spot on the main stage of 2016’s Punk Rock Bowling and Music Festival. They’ve also had the opportunity to play with an eclectic mix of national acts including: Unwritten Law, PEARS, Buck-O-Nine, Direct Hit!, Authority Zero, Jeff Rosenstock, and Fenix TX. Riding their momentum and refusing to sit still for very long, the band immediately began working on new material. What came from those sessions were 5 songs for an EP titled “Disasters.” Further defining their pop-punk sound, the band works with the genre while bringing in new influences.
Rayner is also not holding back lyrically as they focus this time on subjects including: sexual constructs, the loss of a friend, the nature of beliefs, and the occasional drunk epiphany. If it all sounds a bit too complicated, don’t worry; the band prides itself on having as much fun as possible and treating every show like it’s a party among friends. So grab a beer and come embrace the inevitable darkness that will eventually consume us all.