I Only Saw True Purpose
1 December 2017
FFO: Neck Deep, The Story So Far, Sum 41
Recommended Tracks: “Once Again” & “Some Strain of You”
Boston’s Bleacher Days will have you singing along instantly, bringing together lovable pop rock elements and relentless punk angst to form a sound you can enjoy effortlessly. In its first year of hard work, Bleacher Days has made an immediate impact on New England shows, rallying bands together and promoting in person on their way to selling out a 250 cap room with their most recent headliner. A feeling of camaraderie consumes the room when the band takes the stage. Vocalist Wren Mohammed propels each song forward with blunt honesty, obvious passion, and careful phrasing, conducting each listener through their records like he commands the crowd live.
Bleacher Days’ latest EP I Only Saw True Purpose will be released on 12/1, but the band teamed up with New Noise Magazine to premiere the exclusive stream early. The six tracks produced by Chris Piquette (Trophy Wives, Lions Lions) are angst-charged, introspective songs that are poppy, but still pack enough punch to keep the mosh pits moving. Also ahead of the record’s release, the band premiered a new music video for their latest single “Some Strain of You” with Idobi Radio who call it “a home-run for the pop punk community.”
“The EP as a whole is essentially chronicling the end of a 7 year relationship I was in,” says vocalist Wren Mohammed. “‘Some Strain Of You’ functions as the moment you realize future plans you may have envisioned with someone simply aren’t gonna go the way you planned all this time, while also working as a criticism for someone using substances (be it drugs, alcohol or even an over usage of escapism such as television or video games) to deal with those negative emotions, as well as criticizing your own naivety. Those things, though they may numb the pain, are simply not healthy for you in such large and frequent doses. You’ve got to rid yourself of bad habits for yourself, and no one else.“
The relationships within the band run deeper than the band’s one year age would suggest. Longtime friends, past musical projects, and once abandoned ideas brought Bleacher Days together. Guitarist Liam Hurson breathed new life into the group and recorded a demo that lead them to link up with Piquette. This team recorded the debut Head Change EP, released in September 2016 before writing songs together in the studio throughout 2017. The band will be on tour next month with the West Virginia punk band Riviera.
Upcoming tour dates:
12/8 Stroudsburgh, PA @ Sherman Theater
12/9 Winchester, VA @ Blue Fox
12/10 Chicago, IL @ Township
12/11 Cleveland, OH @ Marshall’s Locker Room
12/12 Pittsburgh, PA @ Black Forge
12/13 Columbus, OH @ Donato’s Basement
12/14 Erie, PA @ Basement Transmissions