Sunday, March 14, 2010
Midwestern Decline is pleased to announce our two newest partnerships. First off, is Close Only Counts from Fort Wayne, Indiana who is currently working on material for the first release, and are lining up their first batch of shows. Spencer (drums) and James (bass) most recently from Fort Wayne pop-punk/hardcore band Party Foul are joined by Kyle (AXP, The Unfolding), Jared (Agatha) and Eric (Canaan) to continue on where Party Foul left off dropping much of the hardcore influence and delivering hooky melodic pop-punk in the same vein as The Wonder Years and Blink 182. You can check out their song She's Lying, I'm Dying on their myspace page and at the Midwestern Decline facebook page. Look for their release sometime later this year.
Second, from Mount Pleasant Michigan, is Cloud Rat, a grindy post-hardcore punk trio that evokes the everything goes mentality of the late 90s scene, and delivers a scathing aural assault. think Pig Destroyer meets Circle Takes the Square and Botch only in a more dirty, grindy, hardcore sort of way. Check them out on their blog at www.cloudrat.blogspot.com, and listen to the first track off their upcoming LP which will be a collaboration between Midwestern Decline, Otherwise Dead out of Muskegon Michigan, and possibly some others here.