Montreal Punk Band Twenty2 Opens Pre-orders for New Album and Releases New Single "Underneath"
Being a lifelong punk fan, it is always cool to hear of bands that are good that are not on your radar, and this is one of those times.
I think Twenty2 might be one of Canada's hidden gems, and their new single for the song "Underneath" from their upcoming album Dismissed is pretty damn rad.
They are signed to an incredibly rad record company as well (Thousand Island Records).
We think you will highly enjoy it as well. So, we are sharing it below for your listening pleasure.
The official statement:
Montreal, Canada's TWENTY2 have launched pre-orders for DISMISSED, their 3rd full length album, which will be released via Thousand Islands Records on July 22.
13 songs of blistering, melodic punk bordering on hardcore featuring Good Riddance members Luke Pabich (who also co-wrote the album) on guitar, and Sean Sellers on drums.
How did this album happen, you might ask? Well, in January 2021, original TWENTY2 singer Jon H., isolated & confined, had some songs to write & words to sing (or yell). He decided to try to do the whole thing remotely, which was the style at the time. Why not reach out across the continent to a member of one of his favourite bands & major influence in Luke Pabich of Good Riddance? Lo & behold, Luke was also isolated & had time on his hands. So, this is how this project started.
Over the course of the next 6 months, Luke & Jon wrote this album basically over Zoom and a whole lot of Facetime.
When it was time to record, Luke asked long time band mate Sean Sellers if he would like a piece (he did). So just like that, they were recording.
Sean recorded drums with Cameron Webb at Maple Sounds in Orange County, CA. Luke recorded guitars with Olav
Now, fresh out of The Blasting Room where Chris Beeble mixed and Jason Livermore mastered, they have an album in hand.
Good ol’ fashion fast, dynamic punk songs like SETUP FROM THE START & CONDITIONED. Heavy, hardcoreish yet melodic songs like BEFORE YOU SAVE US & I KNOW IT’S YOU. With a bit of sweetness in ERASE YOUR FEAR & I’M (NOT) DONE.
Lyric wise, if nothing else, the last few years were great for inspiration. For the first time, Jon wrote a lot on social & political issues that have been obsessing him. Fighting against political & social hypocrisies & censorship, while anding up for free speech. As well and as usual, personal matters were explored, such as losing people you love, getting betrayed by people you trust(ed), trying to make sense of your own brain, and breaking up with social media.
TWENTY2 was a very active live band from 1999 to 2007, playing shows & touring with notables Good Riddance, Rise
Stream the new single "Underneath and Pre-order the album 'DISMISSED' here: https://bfan.link/underneath
Stream the song on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?
TWENTY2 will be playing Music 4 Cancer Fest - September 15 & 17 with MXPX, GOB, Unwritten Law, Authority Zero and many others. More info: https://www.facebook.com/