News: CNTS Will Release New Album ‘Thoughts & Prayers’ in March, Reveal New Video

Noisy LA punk group CNTS, featuring members of Dead Cross, Retox, and Qui, have announced Thoughts & Prayers, their upcoming album that will be released on March 29 via Ipecac Recordings. As the band’s first offering of new music, they’ve released a video for the loud and raging, “Smart Mouth.”

Following a devastating car accident that left CNTS vocalist, Matt Cronk-also of Qui-without a voice, the group didn’t even know if they would be able to continue on. However, after miraculously regaining his voice after some months, the band, which also features guitarist/producer Mike Crain (Dead Cross, Retox, Festival of Dead Deer) and drummer Kevin Avery (Retox, Planet B), were able to spend the rest of the year piecing together what would become Thoughts & Prayers.

Cronk states: “We got together and ran through a song and it sounded good. We kept playing and my voice held up, sounded cool, and we all felt good playing together. It was immediately clear that we could do it again, that we’d really missed playing together and we wanted to do it. Personally, the experience was a significant marker in my recovery. I got a little teary after that first song.”

Watch the video for “Smart Mouth” by CNTS here:

Preorder Thoughts & Prayers here and follow the band here.

Photo courtesy of Anthony Mehlhaff

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