New Jersey-based melodic punk rock trio CYCLONE STATIC presents “Company Man,” a track found on the band’s rapidly-impending debut LP, From Scratch, which sees release through Mint 400 Records on February 8th. The song is delivered through a psychedelic animated video which has been presented through a premiere hosted by No Echo.
From Scratch debut is a slick, dynamic release that delivers bold hooks infused into infectious melodies. Delivering thirty-eight minutes of high-quality melodious punk through ten original tracks, CYCLONE STATIC’s songs reel the listener in for the entire album. Fans of the Descendants, Nirvana, Jawbreaker, Agent Orange, The Queers, and statemates The Bouncing Souls, should unquestionably tune in.
The cleverly-executed animation video for “Company Man” brings to life the elements of the album’s artwork. The cover art, fueled by the band’s homage to Frank Kozik, was created by Orion Landau of Relapse Records, and the video created by Conrad Martyn.
CYCLONE STATIC’s drummer Jonathan Levine offers of the song, “’Company Man’ was created early on in our process of James and I writing music together. It sort of developed out this driving rift and this thumping bass drum. There is a funny story about this song. James has a tendency to write lyrics as we develop the songs and I typically don’t know what they are until much later in the process. I kept thinking he was singing, ‘I’m a company man,’ but he was actually saying ‘I’m a confident man.’ I started calling the song ‘Company Man’ and he never corrected me so that is the title. I had this whole idea about what the narrative was based on the title, but I was totally wrong. I didn’t find this out to very recently.”
No Echo declares, “CYCLONE STATIC is a power trio based out of New Jersey with a sound that is above all else, hooky… From Scratch is a catchy fucker…”
View CYCLONE STATIC’s “Company Man” at No Echo RIGHT HERE.
From Scratch will see digital release through Mint 400 Records on February 8th, with a vinyl pressing to follow. Find preorders and stream prior album singles at iTunes HERE.
CYCLONE STATIC’s record release show takes place in Jersey City, New Jersey on February 7th. The band has sanctioned a CD pressing of the record – limited to 100 copies – half of which will be given to the first 50 folks through the door at the band’s upcoming Jersey City release show on February 7th. The band will also support the legendary Agent Orange in Philadelphia on February 22nd. Additional details on the record release shows and more supporting From Scratch will be announced in the weeks ahead.
Based out of Northern New Jersey in the New York City area, CYCLONE STATIC draws from and refines their best influences, merging elements of late-‘70s-punk, mid-‘80s hardcore, and early-‘90s alternative rock into raw, uninhibited music that captures their independent spirit and DIY ethos. The album was recorded at Forest Of Chaos in Hawthorne, New Jersey by Neil Sabatino who also engineered and co-produced it and who also owns Mint 400 Records, the label releasing the record. From Scratch was mixed and mastered by Stuart Richardson (The Lost Prophets, No Devotion) at Rocky Water Studios.
Additionally, drummer Jonathan LeVine is a well-known curator, and art gallery owner in the NYC area with connections running deep into the regional punk, hardcore, and fanzine realms of the tri-state area. His gallery sells and has worked with many notable artists in the underground worlds of Pop Surrealism and Street Art including Shepard Fairey, Gary Baseman, Shag, and many others. See more HERE.
“CYCLONE STATIC is an anomaly in modern music: a new band that throws us back in time at first listen. There’s something in CYCLONE STATIC’s sound that’s evocative of a simpler time. Not just to a time of punk rock on the radio but a whole lost New Jersey paradise: Asbury Park before the renaissance, radios cranking out surf guitars and sandy, beach-blown harmonies, through empty lots full of downed power lines and bombed-out buildings.” – Geoff Rickly, Thursday
“A fuzzed-out nod to the punk frays of an early ‘90s flannel rock outfit. With tasteful melodic hooks adding a bit of Brit pop sensibility these men bring gritty authenticity to driving rock n roll.” – Davey Havok, AFI