Mayday Parade Out Of Here EP Banquet exclusive 12" is on 'electric blue w/ white cornetto' coloured vinyl. /300. The new EP from the excellent Kingston visitors Mayday Parade, offering another dose of their charming pop-punk meets emo that follows on from the 2018 record Sunnyland. In early March, Mayday Parade - Derek Sanders, Brooks Betts, Alex Garcia, Jake Bundrick, and Jeremy Lenzo – stepped into the studio with longtime collaborators Zack Odom and Kenneth Mount to record the EP. On “Lighten Up Kid,” the band continues to explore the power of self-love and finding confidence within, a theme that has run deep throughout their catalogue. “’Lighten Up Kid’ is about trying to find yourself and the strength to keep fighting for what you believe in,” Bundrick said. “It's about being or feeling cut down and hung out to dry but standing up for yourself in the end.” Rise Records 12"
Pup This Place Sucks Ass Banquet exclusive 12" is on 'A-side | B-side - black / cyan / red' coloured vinyl. /300. Indies exclusive 12" is on 'orange w/ mint, magenta + black splatter' coloured vinyl. Here we go! the new EP from one of our favourite punk-rock bands PUP. Following on from their awesome 2019 record Morbid Stuff with another blast of their scuzzy, high-energy, noisy and super anthemic punk-rock tunes. "Yes, that's a real title. It started as a joke that felt like it came true. New song "Rot" out now. No matter your circumstances, this EP is about where you're from and where you're at now. Wherever it is, it def sucks ass." - PUP “Our expectations are so high. Every album we make, we want it to be better than the last,” says Babcock. “But just putting out songs we like and think are fun, that’s also pretty rewarding. Taking a breather from the pressure we put on ourselves has been so positive for us.” Like all of their material, This Place Sucks Assis a document of the band PUP is—at times thoughtful and introspective and at other times wildly cathartic. And they hope that fans will take its sentiments of anger, frustration, and bitterness that run through This Place Sucks Ass and find collective empowerment and joy in turning them outward along with them. “Everything sucks and that’s OK, because it sucks for everybody,” says Babcock. “And we can make it a little bit better by being together in the shittiness.” Rise Records 12" | CD
Knuckle Puck 20/20 Banquet exclusive LP is on 'coke-bottle' coloured vinyl, /300. The third full length album from the awesome Kingston visitors Knuckle Puck, massive pop-punk songs with a heavy, emotive edge. Fans of The Wonder Years, State Champs, Boston Manor and Neck Deep should check this out. Now, on their much-anticipated third album, 20/20, the band filter the same youthful, wide-eyed approach of their early material through the sonic evolutions they’ve explored since. All at once, 20/20 is both a look back and a step forward – and most importantly, it’s an album that, at its core, urges listeners to live in the here and now. “Not every song has to be an existential journey,” says guitarist Nick Casasanto. “We went into this album wanting to make people feel good about who they are and not upset about who they aren’t. I want people to want to listen to this record.” Rise Records CD | LP Exclusive
The Acacia Strain Slow Decay The eighth full length album from the heavy metallers The Acacia Strain. "The whole concept is reality breaking down around us. We've done our time on earth, broken through the boundaries of what reality actually is, and we're now witnessing our collective descent into madness. Lyrically and sonically, everything reflects that. You're getting the vision piece by piece. The whole theme is a slow dive. By the same token, it organically becomes one record instead of just one big push out of the gate. As soon as you think you're getting the hang of it, we throw out a wrench with the full-length. There's no evidence to suggest we're aren’t actually in a living hell. The things happening around us could be out of a comic book or a movie. The idea is, 'This can't be real.' Maybe something happened. Maybe we're all dead and we don't even know it. Maybe we're just living in some augmented reality hellscape of actual planet earth." Rise Records CD | LP
Dance Gavin Dance Afterburner LP is on 'half grimace purple / half baby blue with black splatter' coloured vinyl. The ninth full length album from the progressive-metalcore outfit Dance Gavin Dance. “Prisoner is a captivating piece of the eclectic puzzle that is Afterburner,” says guitarist Will Swan. “It showcases yet another leap in our constant evolution, and I can’t wait for people to hear what this album has in store.” Rise Records CD | LP