WAR Records welcomes Louisville, Kentucky-based hardcore outfit MIRACLE DRUG to the label’s roster, and announces the upcoming release of the band’s newly-completed How Much Is Enough EP.
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.
Issues guitarist Matt Wieder, “We’re really excited to work with WAR Records. We’ve all known Andrew for years and came up in the all ages hardcore scene at the same time. It feels really natural to work with a label that totally understands what we’re about and where we’re coming from. The new EP is exciting for us as well, because the songs are much more of a complete band effort. The 2015 demo was literally the first four songs we wrote. Some of them were written before we had even asked Bricks to sing for us. I’m pretty sure we recorded it before we had ever played a show. How Much Is Enough came together after playing a year-and-a-half of shows, and feels like a more refined representation of our sound and us as a band.”
Offers WAR Records owner/Strife guitarist Andrew Kline, “I am very excited to be working with MIRACLE DRUG to release their upcoming EP, How Much Is Enough. I have been friends with a few of the guys in the band for a long time, as well as a fan of most of their bands over the years. When I heard the new stuff, I was blown away. The music definitely channels some of my favorite bands of the past, while still sounding current. MIRACLE DRUG is proof that hardcore can’t be confined to a box, and I love that!”
Look for How Much is Enough to be released this Summer as a 12″ EP and digitally through WAR Records. Stand by for the confirmed street date, cover art, audio samples, and more on the EP to be released shortly.
MIRACLE DRUG has booked several hometown shows, with more touring in support of the new EP to be announced.
MIRACLE DRUG Live:
4/07/2017 Trixie’s – Louisville, KY w/ Zao, Cult Killer
4/26/2017 Spinelli’s – Louisville, KY w/ Mortality Rate, Wicked Garden, Transgression
Bricks Avalon – Vocals
Matt Wieder – Guitar
Jeremy Holehan – Bass
Thommy Browne – Drums