We’re pleased to bring you the premiere of The Side Eyes’ new song “I Hate Dates” (listen below). The track is taken from the band’s forthcoming album So Sick, which is scheduled to be released through In The Red Records on August 25th. You can pre-order the album here.
Produced by Steven McDonald (Redd Kross), The Side Eyes’ debut album is a collection of 12 short, fast and punchy punk rock anthems. Frontwoman Astrid McDonald is hardly a shrinking violet as she rails about life’s tribulations, spitting out her lyrics with a bratty defiance while still retaining hints of a serenely melodic poise.
After drummer Nick Arnold, bassist Chris Devine and guitarist Kevin Devine lay down the ominous metallic intro on the record’s opening track, “I Hate Dates,” Astrid rants about the horrors of modern dating while the rest of the band switches to a brutal hardcore punk tempo.