Vinnie Caruana, member of influential New York punk bands I Am the Avalanche and the Movielife, is readying his debut solo album. But the scene veteran isn’t going with a coffee shop acoustic vibe, especially not on this brand new song.
A week after the Movielife played a reunion show in New York’s Webster Hall, Caruana is moving ahead with solo LP Survivor’s Guilt. It’s due May 27 on Equal Vision/Big Scary Monsters and we’ve got an exclusive premiere of its opening track, “Burn It Down.”
“I wanted to start the record with something energetic and to the point,” Caruana tells Billboard. “Listeners will immediately notice the full band approach I’ve taken, which exists throughout the entire album.”
I Am the Avalanche’s Brett Romnes produced the LP. It follows a solo EP called City By the Sea Caruana released in 2013.
“In the coming weeks, as we build up towards release day, my fans are going to get to hear other songs off the album that are quite different from the vibe of ‘Burn It Down’ and round out the whole record really well. This first track is a taste of just one end of the spectrum.”
While Caruana has a handful of live dates ahead with the Movielife and I Am the Avalanche, he’s certainly ramping up efforts with the solo work. Below, check out his upcoming tour schedule. The dates will feature a full backing band, including Romnes, the RX Bandis’ Steve Choi and Movielife cohort Brandon Reilly.
Tickets for the tour go on sale April 8; preorders for Survivor’s Guilt are available here.