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Knuckle Puck Explore ‘Losing What We Love’ On New Album

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Knuckle Puck have announced the details of their fourth full-length album Losing What We Love. It serves as a follow-up to their 2020 album 20/20, but also represents a big first in their career. It’s their first album to be released on Pure Noise and follows up their label debut in the form of EP Disposable Life last year. What this signals is a fresh slate for the band, a new outlook and a new path to follow. And based on what they have to say about this new era, they have already put that potential into practice.

Losing What We Love will be released on October 20 via the aforementioned Pure Noise Records. The Seth Henderson-produced album will feature 11 tracks. They will all focus on life’s hard truths and how we simply have to come to terms with them. Guitarist / Vocalist Nick Casasanto built on this beautifully. He said, “For a long time, we felt a responsibility to have this overwhelming hopefulness to our lyrics. This time around, we started writing more honestly with less intent to sound cool or hopeful. It feels like we’re in a bit of a losing battle with the state of the world, but in the past we’d say, ‘Oh, but it’s all OK!’ Now we’re saying, ‘No, we should be panicking.’ This record feels like more of an expression than a motivational speech.”

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This journey begins with “The Tower“. It’s the second song to be pulled from the album following “Groundhog Day” which was released last year. Combining that quintessential Knuckle Puck energy with some of that newfound honesty on the subject of the certainty of death. Though much darker than what people are used to from the band, the bare-bones look at mortality through their previously positive outlook feels truly refreshing. It is stark and sensational, just the way that life should be in every regard. It will stick with you long after the pummelling drums and impassioned vocals have faded away. And the message sticking with you in such a way is very much the point.

They had this to say about it, explaining, “The Tower is a song about welcoming the inevitability of death, destruction and chaos. The world is bleak right now and this song is a reflection of that. It shows a darker side of our band than what we have let people see in recent years which was a big reason for choosing it as a single.”

Knuckle Puck will be touring the US alongside Real Friends with support coming from One Step Closer and Arm’s Length. A pretty incredible tour package, wouldn’t you agree? Here are all the dates for you.

Tour Dates:

  • Nov. 09-Cleveland, OH @ Roxy
  • Nov. 10-Detroit, MI @ St Andrews
  • Nov. 11-Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
  • Nov. 14-Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
  • Nov. 15-Columbia, MO @ Blue Note
  • Nov. 16-Witchita, KS @ The Wave
  • Nov. 17-Denver, CO @ Summit
  • Nov. 19-Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory Boise
  • Nov. 20-Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory Spokane
  • Nov. 21-Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw
  • Nov. 24-Sacramento, CA @ Goldfield Roseville
  • Nov. 25-Riverside, CA @ Riversice Municapal
  • Nov. 26-Los Angeles, CA @ Regent
  • Nov. 27-Tuscon, AZ @ Rialto
  • Nov. 29-Dallas, TX @ Studio
  • Nov. 30-Houston, TX @ White Oak
  • Dec. 02-West Palm Beach, FL @ Revolution
  • Dec. 03-Orlando, FL @ Level 13
  • Dec. 04-Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
  • Dec. 05-Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln
  • Dec. 07-Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage
  • Dec. 08-Philadelphia, PA @ TLA
  • Dec. 09-New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
  • Dec. 10-Boston, MA @ BNL
  • Dec. 12-Harrisburg, PA @ HMAC
  • Dec. 13-Toronto, ON @ Opera
  • Dec. 14-Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr Smalls
  • Dec. 15-Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
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