Safety are most comfortable on the fringes of the mainstream. Through their notoriously energetic live performances and uncompromising releases, the band has been able to maintain and grow an avid fanbase.
New Noise Magazine is proud to premiere the band’s latest album, Greetings from the Sunshine State, out March 19 through Jetsam-Flotsam Records:
Safety’s most recent release, 2015’s Congratulate Me, I’ve Lost My Mind via Community Records, was well-received by fans and critics alike, and proved to be yet another steppingstone for their brand of discordant punk. In one moment, the music crescendos with the ethereally blissful harmony, and the next, it is dragged through the mud. That is the intentional dichotomy of a band with two lead singers who know how to occupy their respective milieus.
Greetings from The Sunshine State will be released in March on Chicago label Jetsam-Flotsam. The album was recorded in the band’s final days in NYC and is perhaps even darker, heavier, and catchier than their past releases.
Andy Diaz, Grayum Vickers, Nick Dolan—the founding members of Safety—make their music for themselves, a mode of necessary expression, but they invite you to join them in the struggle that is existence and understanding through music.
On the album’s upcoming release, Safety states:
“We wrote Greetings from the Sunshine State in our tiny, shared practice space right beneath the BQE in our final months living in Brooklyn. The entire EP was tracked in about two weeks by our friend Sam Wadsworth in his amazing, discreet basement studio. Even while living in, and leaving, New York City, our thoughts were often of Florida, where Safety was born. For better or worse, no measure of distance has yet been great enough to let us escape the inevitable pull of the Sunshine State.
Greetings from the Sunshine State comes out on Jetsam-Flotsam March 19 and is available now for pre-order. 100% of the pre-order sales will be donated to the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition Fines and Fees Fund. We’d like to encourage anyone interested to support their work, whether or not you choose to do so by pre-ordering this album.”
Pre-order Greetings from The Sunshine State here.