Lodi, CA’s Second To Last is now streaming its Vessel EP in its entirety on AbsolutePunk.net. The EP comes out on June 5 via the band’s own Hella Mad Records.
The four-song EP is an exhibition in light-hearted, summery pop-punk that the band plays filled with passion. Catchy guitars buoy vocalist Tyson Evans’ raw vocals throughout the four tracks, highlighted by opener “Feels The Same” (stream/embed here) and the high-flying closer “Dry Spell” (stream/reblog here).
Listen now: Second To Last - Vessel EP
Vessel is Second To Last’s third EP and the last release before the band will write its debut full-length. The band will be announcing preorders next week and will be on tour across the U.S. later this summer.
Recommended for fans of The Wonder Years, New Found Glory, Such Gold and Title Fight, the Vessel EP is sure to be just a stepping stone for Second To Last’s future successes.
The whole EP can now be heard for the first time (please post if you can!) and we’re still looking to place reviews across the web. Please email Thomas Nassiff at email@example.com for any press requests and we’ll get you all the info from the band and a review download immediately.
Second To Last - Vessel
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.