Run For Cover Records — the Boston-based home of great bands like Pinegrove and Turnover — has a new summer 2017 release to get amped about. It’s the sophomore LP from Scranton, Pennsylvania, punks Captain, We’re Sinking, and its lead track showcases the quartet’s knack for urgent, instantly-memorable rock songs.
“[‘Trying Year’] is about trying to come to grips with what the universe gives you, and continuing to push forward with the cards that are dealt,” singer/guitarist Bobby Barnett tells Billboard. Indeed, the new song’s propelled by the tumult of young adulthood, but it’s never a drag, because it’s an absolute jam. Dueling guitars rev the engines towards a shout-along chorus that’s every bit as cathartic as turning in the last exam.
“I was starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel as far as school was concerned, but I also had a lot of things happening in my personal life that seemed to be caving in,” Barnett continues. “I would walk around campus humming the chorus to myself and just laugh to myself. It was almost a feeling of, ‘Okay, well, what’s next?’”
The frenzied hooks of “Trying Year’ lead us into the release cycle for Captain, We’re Sinking’s second album. It’s called The King of No Man and it’s set to drop June 23 on Run For Cover. Pre-orders are available here. The new LP follows the band’s 2013 debut, The Future Is Cancelled, also released on Run For Cover.
Captain, We’re Sinking also plans to hit the road later on this year, including dates with fellow Scranton punks the Menzingers. For details, keep up with CWS’ Bandcamp page.