The How Much Is Enough debut EP from Louisville, Kentucky-based hardcore/punk outfit MIRACLE DRUG, founded by members of Mouthpiece, C.R., Supertouch, By The Grace Of God, and more, is out next week through WAR Records. Advancing its release, New Noise Magazine is now exclusively streaming the record’s “Grudge.”
States MIRACLE DRUG vocalist Bricks Avalon of the new “Grudge” single, “The pain that eats away at the grudge holder is far more substantial than the incident, especially over time. I want to learn my lesson, to the point that I will never allow any trauma to live within my body and mind for so long. Especially that caused by a person who chose to hurt me.”
Stream MIRACLE DRUG’s “Grudge” only at New Noise Magazine HERE.
Also see the “War Within” video at BrooklynVegan RIGHT HERE.
WAR Records will release How Much Is Enough EP on 12” vinyl, CD, and digital platforms. The digital will see release next Friday, July 21st, and the vinyl and CD will be available on August 11th. Find preorders via iTunes HERE, the label store HERE, and Bandcamp HERE.
MIRACLE DRUG‘s hometown record release show for the new EP takes place tomorrow, Thursday, July 13th, with Broken Teeth and others. Later this month they play Philadelphia with Violent Society and Kill Your Idols followed by a set at This Is Hardcore the next day with Shelter, H20, Leeway, Murphy’s Law, and more. August sees them at The Kids Fest and Matter Fest in August.
MIRACLE DRUG Tour Dates:
7/13/2017 Spinelli’s Downtown – Louisville, KY * Record Release Show w/ Stone, Broken Teeth, more
7/29/2017 Black Box At Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA with Kill Your Idols and Violent Society
7/30/2017 The Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA @ This Is Hardcore w/ Shelter, H20, Leeway, Murphy’s Law, more
8/06/2017 Bobby’z Place – Berea, KY @ For The Kids Fest w/ Jig, Divebomb, Guerilla Warfare, and more
8/26/2017 The Showroom – Indianapolis, IN @ Matter Fest w/ Bruise, Shame, Capital Offense, Greyhaven, more
Right here. Right now. MIRACLE DRUG prefers to live in the present, existing in the moment, channeling the experiences of the past through the energy and excitement of the future. It should come as no surprise that there is a subtle familiarity in the band’s sound, as the lineup is comprised of current and former members of notable hardcore acts Mouthpiece, Supertouch, By The Grace Of God, and C.R. After a well-received release of the band’s 2015 demo on New York record label Trip Machine Laboratories, MIRACLE DRUG returned to the studio in the Fall of 2016 to capture its follow-up. Recorded by Will Allard (Xerxes, Whips/Chains) at his studio Dot Complex in Louisville, How Much is Enough is a five-song blast of raw, aggressive, yet melodic-tinged hardcore that should satisfy both fans of the early Revelation Records catalog and late ‘80s D.C. hardcore.
With a sound that spans different generations of hardcore, MIRACLE DRUG puts their own spin on a sound crafted in the ‘80s by bands like Swiz and Dag Nasty, mixing it with a more chaotic and noisy brand of hardcore played by such ‘90s hardcore bands as Sparkmarker, 108, Refused, and Threadbare. How Much is Enough is MIRACLE DRUG at their best, focused, energetic, and most of all a breath of fresh air in a sometimes-stagnant scene.