CYCLONE STATIC: New Jersey Punk Act To Release Cave Pop: Dance Songs For Primitive People EP On Mint 400 Records In July; Teaser And More Posted

photos by Marco Lau

Jersey City, New Jersey-based CYCLONE STATIC presents their latest EP, Cave Pop: Dance Songs For Primitive People, confirming the record for release on July 21st and issuing the cover art, track listing, a teaser, and more.

CYCLONE STATIC whips around like a punk rock storm, throwing sparks and bursts of melodic energy. Their sound draws from late-1970s punk, mid-1980s hardcore, and early-1990s alternative rock, boiling their influences down into raw, uninhibited music that captures their independent spirit and DIY ethos. The band has performed with punk legends including Dead Boys, The Vibrators, Scream, and Agent Orange, and opened shows for Red Aunts, Piebald, Local H, and more. Their debut album, From Scratch, featured songs that surged to life with waves of crashing guitar and percussion, pulled into focus by a deep undercurrent of emotion.

With their newest EP, Cave Pop: Dance Songs For Primitive People, CYCLONE STATIC guitarist/vocalist James Salerno, drummer Jonathan LeVine, and current bassist John Mathias expand on their signature sound, delivering four infectious, honest songs with a sturdy backbone of rhythm, ready to pack the dance floor. Cave Pop: Dance Songs For Primitive People was recorded and engineered by Corey Zack at The Cocoon, mixed and mastered by Stuart Richardson at Rocky Water Studios, and completed with art and design by Orion Landau.

Watch a brief teaser for CYCLONE STATIC’s Cave Pop: Dance Songs For Primitive People RIGHT HERE.

Cave Pop: Dance Songs For Primitive People will be released digitally on July 21st through Mint 400 Records with a limited physical version to follow. Watch for preorders, audio previews, videos, and more from the EP to drop over the weeks ahead.

Cave Pop: Dance Songs For Primitive People Track Listing:
1. Boom Boom
2. On The Block
3. Real Sign
4. It’s Okay Now

CYCLONE STATIC is currently booking regional shows surrounding the release of the EP, including a hometown release party in August, with more live plans in the works.

5/27/2023 Tierney’s Tavern – Montclair, NJ w/ Bamberdost, Kojak Moment
8/10/2023 Corgi Spirits – Jersey City, NJ *EP release party

“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