At the tail end of 2013, US punks Science Club released their ‘Aging Punks’ EP, a mid-budget, fairly ragged affair that captured a great energy. Just over a year on, their ‘Day Job’ full length brings more of the same. While the eleven songs are culled from recordings made over a four year period, the album hangs together well. Even with an obviously DIY recording style and ragged production, the musical talents within the band are still obvious – particularly those of bassist Nick, whose busy approach provides the real heart of most of the material.
Promoting their 2015 release ‘Day Job’, Philadelphia-based punkers Science Club will be playing a handful of live dates over the coming weeks.
Confirmed shows are as follows:
US punks Science Club have three confirmed live appearances before the end of January 2015, with the first of the gigs in Rochester, NY tomorrow night.
The band have just issued a two track single and will be issuing a full length release in the new year.
‘Aging Punks’ is the third independent release from Philadelphia based punk-pop crew Science Club – and that fact astounds frontman Nate Adams (“Third record. That’s more than Joy Division got…and more than Weezer got if you ask my Uncle Greg”). Since he’s amazed that his DIY project has made it this far, he’d likely be equally as surprised to hear that – to an outsider’s ears – it shows a definite sense of progression from the band’s previous releases [self-titled, 2012; ‘Success’, 2013]. A couple of these tunes bring an increased sense of maturity in their sound, while a couple of the lyrics, too, are surprisingly wry and knowing – eventually leading to something quite memorable. This doesn’t make itself immediately obvious, however, as the band open this EP with a street-punk belter that tears straight out of the gate full throttle.