Our favorite Buffalo trio Del Paxton are back today with their latest single, "Bedtime".
The track is a rollicking lullaby whose rhythms interweave through scattered downbeats to create compositional space for the song's meditations on youthfulness and friendship. Glistening guitars and rattling percussion eventually clear the way for a chanted coda that reflects the triumph of driving into the sunrise.
Listen to the new single and pre-order the the "September, Bedtime, Ontario" EP now!
Del Paxton // "September, Bedtime, Ontario" EP announced
Del Paxton have released their first new track since the 2017 album "All Day, Every Day, All Night". Driven by bold hooks and harmonic riffs, the Buffalo trio make heartfelt, punchy emo reminiscent of the melodic sensibilities of the mid-90’s. Their latest are a set of singles teeming with the exuberance and excitement of being young, alive, and earnest. Already met with excitement from Washed Up and emo heads worldwide, the EP "September, Bedtime, Ontario" is available for pre-order now.
The lead single, "September”, out now, is an ode to camping in the Adirondacks, evoking vintage emo and punk nostalgia, while lyrically channelling an anti-nostalgic balm for living in the moment. Reflections on long-term friendships shine through call-and-response vocals that echo euphorically over dexterous rhythms and crunchy start-stop melodies. With their overdriven choruses of diaristic contemplation, Del Paxton's thoughtful ruminations stir up the passions of prolonged youth and the challenges of holding onto friends you could never let go.
The band have shared an equally nostalgia-inducing music video for "September", spliced together from footage of past tours. In this now fourth month of quarantine in the US, the intimacy of a basement show, and the rollercoaster of a road trip with friends are memories I'm clinging to desperately. "September, Bedtime, Ontario" arrives August 19. Enjoy responsibly :)
Prawn // US co-headline tour with Frameworks, Canadian tour with Gulfer
With a new full length and EP under their belts, Prawn will be busy touring the US and Canada this spring — their first ever stint on the west coast as well! Accompanying them for the tour will be Frameworks, Whirr, Free Throw, Xerxes, Del Paxton, Gulfer and First Ghost. Dates and info are below:
4/10 - University of Delaware, Newark DE (Prawn Only)
Here's a cool little split jammy between Del Paxton & Gulfer that we'll be putting out on April 7!
Del Paxton reminds us so much of bands we've always put out records for — they've harnessed the raw precision of Grown Ups, the rawness of acts like Big Kids or Coping and the knack to deliver a killer hook like Sundials — all rolled into one.
On the other side of things is Gulfer — a band that we've been paying attention to for years now. They never disappoint, ever. Fans of Glocca Morra, Algernon Cadwallader, CSTVT or You'll Live are gonna have a good time. My favorite thing about this band is that none of them can legally drive, haha.