Guitarist Steve Karp told Lambgoat: “Musically, [‘Spread the Infection’] is my love letter to all the great punk rock and hardcore punk bands that got me amped on this music as a teenager. I wanted it to be melodic but crunchy, catchy but burly; have sing-a-longs and some stomp parts that make ya want to stage dive on your buddies’ heads.
“Lyrically, we’re drawing a parallel between all the garbage the one party political system spews out there come an election cycle and those drugs that turn people into zombies. All their ‘distract and divide’ tactics – they use a complicit corporate media to bombard people with rot out the brain in the same manner that those voodoo potions and curses and drugs cooked up in top secret government labs rot out the brains of humans, turning them into drooling, shambling husks of undead flesh.”
Recorded by NYHC fixture, Glen Lorieo, Revenge Regret Repeat features 11 furious blasts of hardcore punk rock played in Yuppicide’s own distinctive style. Revenge Regret Repeatmarks the first Yuppicide full-length since 1995’s Dead Man Walking on Wreck-Age Records, and the first new Yuppicide music since 2012’s ‘American Oblivion’ EP on Dead City Records.
The three core members of Yuppicide: Joe Keefe (bass), Steve Karp (guitar), and Jesse Jones (vocals) met while attending school in Brooklyn, N.Y. In 1988, Yuppicide came together and quickly recorded a nine-song demo tape and began gigging in venues like CBGB’s and Abc-No-Rio, along with basements, backyards, squats, living rooms – anywhere and everywhere there was a chance to play. The band then went on to release three full length records on Wreck-Age: Fear Love (1991), Shinebox (1993) and Dead Man Walking (1995). In 2012, Yuppicide released its first studio recordings in 14 years titled the ‘American Oblivion’ EP. This critically acclaimed EP and Yuppicide’s aggressive music brought the band once again to the forefront of the hardcore punk scene.
Stay tuned for more information on Yuppicide and Revenge Regret Repeat, out next month on Dead City Records.