Video Premiere: The Usuals – ‘Stain’

Chicago’s The Usuals are sharing the new single “Stain” off their upcoming EP, and you can check it out right here at New Noise.

The Usuals are set to release From The Valley To The Alley, the second EP of a three-EP project. Today, they share their new single and video for “Stain,” directed and edited by Andrew Massih. The first EP, entitled Man Down, was released in November of 2021 and featured the hit track “No Disguise” featuring Jeff Pezzati on backup vocals. From The Valley To The Alley will be released on Friday, October 28 on CD and for preorder on October 7. It was engineered by Aaron McDuffie, mixed at Brick Top Studio by Andy Nelson, and mastered at Audiosiege in Portland by Brad Boatright. The Usuals third EP, At The Gates Of The Second City, is due out in February of 2023.

Watch the video here:

Bass guitarist Justin Schenck shares his thoughts:

“The song ‘Stain’ is really a wild card on the EP. Curt, our vocalist, set up a video shoot for the song, and I think that really opened the whole group up to how cool of a tune it is. It’s got aggressive guitars, mean drums, ripping leads, and melody for days. Some of us had to step out of our comfort zone to make the song what it is, and it feels like  we came out with a nasty lead single and a video that is pure Usuals, gnarly tunes and fun times.”

The Usuals are a punk rock band hailing from Elgin, IL, who have been actively touring and playing music for the past 22 years. The band’s lineup consists of Curt Harrison (vocals), Christopher Heilemann (guitar), Justin Schenck (bass guitar), Phil Warbiany (drums), and Aaron McDuffie (guitar), featuring members of 80 Proof Preacher, FTF, Violent Youth Assembly, Welfare Beer League, and Oil Can Boys.

Catch The Usuals at these upcoming shows:

October 1 – Punk The Burbs Fest, Basecamp, Lisle IL
October 15 – Burlington Bar, Chicago IL
October 22 – Melody Inn, Indianapolis IN
October 28 – Moms OG, FEST, Gainesville FL

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Photo courtesy of April Duda

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