“Runaway” is the new single from New Jersey melodic punk trio CYCLONE STATIC. The new song is now playing at PureGrainAudio on the eve of the band’s release show for the album in Jersey City, and just a couple of days before the band’s debut album, From Scratch, sees release through Mint 400 Records this Friday.
CYCLONE STATIC’s From Scratch debut is a slick, dynamic debut album, delivering ten original tracks loaded with bold hooks and instantly infectious melodies, drawing brief comparisons to Jawbreaker, Nirvana, The Buzzcocks, and The Bouncing Souls. The album was recorded and produced at Forest of Chaos by Neil Sabatino, mixed and mastered by Stuart Richardson at Rocky Water Studios, and finished with art design by Orion Landau of Relapse Records, created in homage to Frank Kozik.
CYCLONE STATIC drummer Jonathan Levine offers, “We are super happy with how our first album came out. After playing out a couple of years and honing these songs to perfection it is great to hear them come all together in one place. Stuart Richardson of The Lost Prophets mixed the album and gave it the big sound we were looking for as well as capturing our live energy.”
PureGrainAudio is streaming the track “Runaway” RIGHT HERE.
From Scratch will see digital release through Mint 400 Records this Friday, February 8th, with a vinyl pressing to follow. Find preorders and stream prior album singles at iTunes HERE and see the animated video for “Company Man” created by created by Conrad Martyn HERE.
CYCLONE STATIC’s record release show takes place in Jersey City, New Jersey this week. The band has sanctioned a CD pressing of the record – limited to one hundred copies – half of which will be given to the first fifty folks through the door at the band’s upcoming Jersey City release show tomorrow, Thursday, February 7th. The band will also support the legendary Agent Orange in Philadelphia in September, with more shows in the planning stages.
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