New Noise Magazine is proud to bring forth Currents, the newest release feminist pop-punk band Early Riser. Out June 16th, Currents opens with “Just Start Dancing” and bleeds with honesty throughout the rest of the record. Although opening with an acoustic guitar, the track begins to build with drums and layered vocal harmonies, blending into the quiet but mighty soundscape that is Early Riser. The vocal melodies weave through intricate instrumental patterns led by chord progressions, dueling motifs between pianos and cellos. It is refreshing to hear a band take a unique identity into this realm of the industry, unafraid and with purpose. Within the lyrics of each song are hopeful anthems intent on letting go of the negative vibes that can easily overtake in this world, evidenced by “The Nevers.” Currents is being released via Anchorless Records and A-F Records.

This is the band’s debut album, and for that Early Riser packed their bags and went down to Noisy Little Critter Recordings in suburban Philadelphia to record 11 songs with producer Joel Tannenbaum (Plow United, The Rentiers) and engineer Mike Bardzik (engineering credits include Spraynard, Mischief Brew, The Sundials). Accompanied by their TCGS-mate Zane Van Dusen (Mindtroll, Toys and Tiny Instruments) on bass and Davie Olson (Nevada Nevada, Poison Control Center) on drums, Kiri Oliver and Heidi Vanderlee crafted an album all about getting up and not giving up, going with the flow, and not fighting against the “currents.”

Currents is a record about endings and beginnings, and all the feelings – sadness, disappointment, anger, fear, joy, hope – that we experience when we let go of what no longer works and let the flow of life carry us along to bigger and better things.”

Pre-Order Currents here: Anchorless Records | A-F Records


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Tour Dates w/ The Homeless Gospel Choir:
6/30 – Brooklyn, NY @ The Gateway (record release)
7/1 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Pharmacy
7/2 – Rockaway, NJ @ Backroom Studios
7/3 – Lowell, MA @ Luna Theater
7/4 – Milford, NH @ Union Coffee Company
7/5 – Beacon, NY @ Dogwood
7/6 – Asbury Park, NJ @ The Saint
7/7 – Harrisburg, PA @ Underground Bike Shop
7/8 – Pittsburgh, PA @ The Mr. Roboto Project

Photo by Andrew Bisdale


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