We at Exit 384 Media would like to take some time today to welcome Lodi, Calif.’s Second To Last to our roster. The band released a four-song EP, Mark Approved, on Anchor 84 Records in 2009 and a two-song EP, Runaway, on Pure Noise Records in 2010.
The four-piece pop-punk band will be releasing another new EP called Vessel on June 5 via the band’s own Hella Mad Records. You can stream a new song called “Feels The Same” from that EP on the band’s Facebook, and there is also an embeddable SoundCloud version here for you to share with your readers. The band’s sound reflects upon the angsty, passion-riddled flavor of pop-punk that was once commonly found in the community but is now something of a rarity.
Although Second To Last’s member are only about 20 years old, the group has a couple of releases under its belt and will be embarking on a full U.S. tour in June. We are currently seeking news and editorial consideration for Second To Last’s past EPs and new song. Another new song will be streaming on Thursday and we will have review copies of the EP available next week.
Please let us know if you’d like to be added to our distribution list for review copies of Vessel. Right now, we’d really appreciate a news post with “Feels The Same” if you can fit it into your news stream.
Please email Thomas Nassiff at firstname.lastname@example.org with any press requests. Second To Last is available for interviews.
June 5, 2012
Hella Mad Records
More about Second To Last:
A group of guys living on the sunny West Coast and writing punk songs infused with pop hooks. Yeah, we know, you’ve heard it before.
But this band is different. This band is going to make some noise. This band has it.
We know – you’ve heard it before.
Second To Last isn’t uncovering a new genre or really even rewriting an existing one, but they are playing an in-your-face, audibly passionate brand of pop-punk that they enjoy as much as everyone who listens to them. Vocalist/guitarist Tyson Evans, guitarist Pat Mays, bassist Jason Holyoke and drummer Kristopher Ruiz might not have the road-worn experience of their older peers, but the 20-ish-year-olds have the determination and do-it-yourself drive to launch a long career.
Currently touring off 2009’s four-song EP Mark Approved on Anchor 84 Records and 2010’s two-song EP Runaway on Pure Noise Records, Second To Last is set to add four more songs to its catalog with the June 5 release of its Vessel EP.
Having toured the West Coast a handful of times with bands like The Story So Far, A Loss for Words, Seahaven, I Call Fives and Rust Belt Lights, Second To Last has already begun making a name for itself near its home base of Lodi, CA. The band was recently billed as support on The Story So Far’s winter headlining tour and also supported The Wonder Years on the west coast dates of the “Man Scout Jamboree” tour. They also have shared the stage with bands such as Set Your Goals, Senses Fail, Man Overboard, Fireworks, The Swellers, The Ghost Inside and Title Fight.
As 2012 rolls on and Second To Last continues the grind of a young, DIY pop-punk band, they will lean on their ability to turn first-time listeners into long-time fans. Things are just getting started.