Kevin Seconds of 7 Seconds will be releasing a new solo album on February 18th called Off Stockton via Rise Records. Rise Records is the label to watch in 2014 because they keep signing some great bands and artists, including 7 Seconds! I haven’t heard too much from Kevin solo-wise so I’m looking forward to checking it out. Also be on the lookout for tour dates from Kevin because I’m sure he will be touring a ton in 2014.
Very DIY to the point which excess production sounds almost unneeded, Off Stockton is an emotionally visceral and musically untainted work of heart, one of the loveliest albums made in recent times. From the mid-tempo strum of “My Recollection” which features the dreamy harmonies of his wife Allyson, to the skipping beat of “All the Killers”, to the velvety pedal steel of “Truth Be Told”, this album shows a vastly different side of Kevin Seconds. He delivers these tracks with the conviction of a man born on the bayou, not of a punk raised in Sacramento.
With several albums and EPs under his belt including a split release with Alkaline Trio’s Matt Skiba, Kevin Seconds first began uncovering his other life as a “pop troubadour with a protest singer’s heart” in 1989 and has been going strong ever since. Originally beginning as a side project from his seminal band that helped established West Coast hardcore punk with Circle Jerks, Suicidal Tendencies and Youth Brigade, Kevin Seconds built a very viable and credible independent solo career. Touring with such artists as Elliott Smith, Bob Mould, Chuck Ragan, Jonathan Richman, and John Doe, his five previous solo albums established his importance in singer/songwriter circles. With the upcoming release of Off Stockton, he stands to cement his presence even more firmly an d permanently.
With a multi-continental tour including North America, Europe, and his first forays in Australia and South America, Kevin Seconds joins the ranks of being one of the hardest working performers in the underground music community today. Off Stockton will be released on February 18, 2014 via Rise Records.