Dead Words has had their share of highs and lows. For the past few years, they have been trying to find themselves; this year, though, they finally found the sound that fits the personally of the band. Since then, they hit the road and have been out building a name for themselves. With the oversaturation of metalcore, Dead Words keeps pushing forward with their punk rock roots.

This time, the band is in the vein of ’90s punk from Lookout! Records (early Green Day), Fat Wreck Chords (Nerf Herder and Chixdiggit) and Tooth and Nail (MxPx, Huntingtons, Slick Shoes, Value Pac, Fanmail).

Frontman Garrett Hollowell explains why this choice was so important to him and the band:

When we started writing this record I knew I wanted to write songs that had the essence of late 80’s/early 90’s punk/punk pop sound that we grew up with. I guess I felt this sound was important because it’s raw and real and we need more of it these days. I just wanted to write some great punk rock songs. It all happened really naturally during the writing process. we are excited to play these songs live.

The album will be available for download on Tomorrow at the band’s Bandcamp.Dead Words will also be doing a weekend run in Missouri with Nate Allen & The Pac Away Dots. (Yes, THE Nate Allen.)

  • 3/29 – Joplin, MO @ Solace Music Venue
  • 3/30 – Springfield, MO @ The OBEC
  • 3/31 – Kansas City, MO @ Vandals


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