Today, LA based punk rockers Death Lens released their new single and video for “Abrupt”, which will appear on their upcoming album “No Luck”, set for release on April 15th, 2022, via Secret Friends Music Group. The band has also shared a limited edition 7″ version of “Abrupt” exclusively through Smartpunk, available for purchase here.
Ahead of it’s streaming release, “Abrupt” received massive airplay on SiriusXM Faction Punk, tied as the #1 most played song of the last 7 days. Apple Music has added the song to their New In Rock and Breaking Hard Rock official playlists, with Amazon Music adding it to their Breakthrough Rock playlist. The song will also be prominently featured in an episode of the MTV series Ridiculousness.
“Abrupt” showcases Death Lens doing what they do best – performing punchy SoCal style punk rock with a style heavily influenced by skate culture, hardcore and social awareness. More aggressive in their songwriting approach than pop-punk leaning peers, the group blends caustic riffs and catchy melodies together with explosive results. The band is proud of their working class, multi-cultural roots and showcase this with lyrics that speak to the hardships of life with an undercurrent of positivity and resilience. The official music video adds a compelling visual narrative to the track and showcases the bands singular personal style. You can the video for “Abrupt” below.
The band cites the following as the themes of their new single:
“The anxiety of quarantine, Zoom meetings and living in a ‘groundhog day’ type of life during the pandemic”.
Recorded and mixed by Jonny Bell at Jazzcats Studios in Long Beach, CA from April – July 2021, the band’s upcoming album “No Luck” (April 15th, 2022) will be their first release on Secret Friends Music Group. Through 13 tracks of straightforward punk rock, the band touches on themes of social and political awareness, mental health and personal relationships with a realistic but positive message to fans.
3. No Luck
5. Gone Boy
6. Not Impressed
10. S.T.F.T. (Intro)
11. Swing for the Fences
12. Slow Burner
13. Fear No Man
The band will be playing a release show to celebrate “Abrupt” on February 19th at The Constellation Room in Santa Anna, CA along with dates in LA and San Francisco before performing at Treefort Festival in Boise, ID on March 26th and 27th. They will also be supporting Together Pangea for a five day run starting March 28th. Full show itinerary is below.
US Tour Dates 2022:
2/19 – Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room
3/5 – San Diego, CA @ SOMA
3/11 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy
3/26 – Boise, ID @ Treefort Festival (The Shredder)
3/27 – Boise, ID @ Treefort Festival (Radioland)
3/28 – Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad*
3/29 – El Paso, TX @ Lowbrow Palace*
3/31 – Austin, TX @ Antone’s*
4/1 – San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger*
4/2 – Dallas, TX @ Deep Ellum Art Company*
* (w/ Together Pangea)