Pop-punk band Knuckle Puck premiered their official music video for “True Contrite” and also announced their North American headlining tour as well. You can watch the music video and the full dates below. On November 14th, they will be playing the Marlin Room at Webster Hall in NYC. Seaway, Sorority Noise, and Head North will be supporting.
“The making of the True Contrite music video was one of the most painstaking, rewarding experiences ever,” shares guitarist Kevin Maida. “We basically had to shoot two music videos, one with the walls blank, then manually tape all the Polaroids to the wall, and then shoot everything again with all the Polaroids on the wall. It took a long time, but the video came out perfect. Also, fun fact: Nick’s brother plays the main character in the video, in case anyone was wondering who that handsome gentleman was.”
On Copacetic (named one of the Most Anticipated Albums of 2015 by Alternative Press), the band set out to flip the script on what’s expected from Knuckle Puck without losing sight of the foundation that’s converted thousands of devoted fans around the world: rough-around-the-edges urgency buoyed by vocalist Joe Taylor’s explosive, gritty vocals.
The name, Copacetic, was plucked from a lyric on the album’s sprawling 7-minute closing track, “Untitled.” Copacetic is a title that might sound vaguely beatnik, but it’s entirely applicable to the charge set forth on the album’s 11 songs.
Knuckle Puck’s refreshing sense of perspective, along with a fire-charged pop-punk sound, has helped set them on a rapid trajectory over the past few years. Breaking from Chicago’s southern suburbs in 2011, the band – Taylor, guitarists Maida and Nick Casasanto, bassist Ryan Rumchaks and drummer John Siorek – are regarded as one of the genre’s hottest up-and-coming acts, as seen on tour with the likes of The Maine, Real Friends, Modern Baseball, and Senses Fail.
Copacetic is now available via Rise Records.
Sept. 13 Chicago, IL Douglas Park*
Oct. 14 Toronto, CA Hard Luck Bar
Oct. 15 Pontiac, MI The Crofoot
Oct. 17 Burnsville, MN The Garage
Oct. 18 Iowa City, IA Gabe’s
Oct. 19 St. Louis, MO The Firebird
Oct. 21 Denver, CO The Marquis Theater
Oct. 22 Salt Lake City, UT In The Venue
Oct. 24 Seattle, WA El Corazon
Oct. 25 Portland, OR Analog Café
Oct. 27 San Francisco, CA Bottom of the
Oct. 28 Los Angeles, CA The Roxy
Oct. 29 Anaheim, CA Chain Reaction
Oct. 30 San Diego, CA Moniker
Oct. 31 Mesa, AZ The Nile
Nov. 1 Albuquerque, NM The Works
Nov. 3 Dallas, TX Sons of Hermann Hall
Nov. 4 Austin, TX Sidewinder
Nov. 5 Houston, TX Walters
Nov. 6 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade (Hell)
Nov. 7 Tampa, FL Epic Problem
Nov. 8 Orlando, Fl Backbooth
Nov. 10 Margate, FL O’Malleys
Nov. 11 Jacksonville, FL 1904
Nov. 12 Greensboro, NC Greene Street
Nov. 13 Baltimore, MD Metro Gallery
Nov. 14 New York, NY Webster Hall (Marlin Room)
Nov. 15 Philadelphia, PA The Theatre of Living
Nov. 17 Howell, NJ GameChangerWorld
Nov. 18 Boston, MA The Royale
Nov. 19 Buffalo, NY The Waiting Room
Nov. 20 Pittsburgh, PA The Altar Bar
Nov. 21 Cleveland, OH Agora Ballroom