Punk Rock Revivalists Spoiler NYC Release Visceral “Banned in 38 States”
From Hell’s Kitchen, New York, comes the unabashedly raw punk rock revivalists Spoiler NYC and their aggressive, visceral new release “Banned in 38 States”. This band carries genuine relevance to punk rock veterans Rancid, Social Distortion, and the Misfits and its frontman Alan Robert is no stranger to the scene. He has shared the stage with all of those bands as the co-founder, bassist and primary songwriter for Life of Agony (LOA recently announced a world tour to celebrate 30 years of their cult-classic debut “River Runs Red”). On “Banned in 38 States”, Spoiler NYC sound like a band truly invested in the kind of chaotic wisdom and energetic freedom that only heavy punk music can conjure.
“I grew up on punk rock when it was dangerous. When burned out buildings lined Hell’s Kitchen instead of these shiny, billion-dollar, high-rise condos. We’re bringing back that raw, old-school angst with Spoiler NYC,” said Lead Vocalist Alan Robert. “The feeling that chaos can break out at any given moment.”
Spoiler NYC’s “Banned in 38 States” will be released on limited-edition green and purple vinyl this Halloween. It includes two new tracks produced and mixed by Grammy Award-winner Ken Lewis (Wu Tang Clan, Beastie Boys, Eminem), and 12 remastered songs from the group’s debut. Mastering done by Life of Agony’s Joey Zampella at The Nest Studio, Long Island, NY.
Prolific artist and musician Alan Robert has been up to no good. When he’s not touring the world with his band Life of Agony, he’s been spotted in New York City driving around in an old checkered cab dressed as Taxi Driver’s Travis Bickle, and most recently, caught on tape being arrested at the Lucky 13 Saloon in Brooklyn, NY. It’s all in good fun though. Robert has resurrected his punk rock trio Spoiler NYC to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the group’s debut album with a pair of music videos and a brand-new, remastered release titled Banned in 38 States.
“I grew up on punk rock when it was dangerous. When burned out buildings lined Hell’s Kitchen instead of these shiny, billion-dollar, high-rise condos. We’re bringing back that raw, old-school angst with Spoiler NYC,” said Robert. “The feeling that chaos can break out at any given moment.”
Watch Spoiler NYC’s “Banned in 38 States” Music Video:
Watch the music video for Spoiler NYC’s “Damaged Goods”: https://youtu.be/7G1hxEeyeKc
Both videos were directed by Derek Soto/Sinestra Studios with Marissa Ann/Scryer Photo.
Grammy-Award winner Ken Lewis, of Wu Tang Clan, Beastie Boys, and Eminem fame, produced and mixed Spoiler NYC’s “Banned in 38 States” and “Damaged Goods”. Both new songs are included on Spoiler NYC’s new album (also titled “Banned in 38 States”) along with 12 other remastered tracks that first appeared on the group’s 2007 debut “Grease Fire in Hell’s Kitchen”. Remastering was done by Life of Agony’s Joey Zampella at The Nest Studio in Long Island, NY.
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