KNUCKLE PUCK have announced a brand new album!
The new album, titled Shapeshifter, arrives two years after 2015’s Copacetic and is scheduled to be released in October this year. Creating the new album proved to be difficult for the Chicago outfit, where they had to start from scratch mid-way through the recording process. Speaking about the upcoming album, guitarist Nick Casasanto says, “having such a struggle and being so disconnected in the recording process felt wrong. It felt so wrong, and we were all afraid to talk about it. There was some denial when we realized what was unfolding. When you reach early adulthood and start to see your life take shape, it’s also important to shape your identity and break yourself free from anything that might be holding you down. That was a glaring parallel between what was going on with the record and what we were writing about at the time. Although it was tumultuous, I truly think we wouldn’t have written the same record without going through what we did. I hope the album instills a little bit of hope in people. You look at politics and how fast the world is now, everything the internet is bringing to the world. It’s difficult to form an identity when there’s so much in your face. I hope people realize they should consume the things that really speak to them. Through that, I feel like it’s the most satisfying way to be who you want to be.”
Alongside the announcement of the new album, KNUCKLE PUCK have also released the first single from the forthcoming album; titled Gone. Listen to the new track here:
Also, you can view both the track list and artwork for the upcoming album below:
01. Nervous Passenger
03. Double Helix
05. Everyone Lies to Me
06. Stuck in Our Ways
07. Want Me Around
10. Plastic Brains
Shapeshifter is set for release on October 13th via Rise Records.
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