New Noise Magazine is pleased to be bringing forth the exclusive premiere of “Afterlife” by Senior Discount. The song is off of the band’s upcoming release, The Best Revenge, out on July 13th via Paper + Plastick Records.
“‘Afterlife’ is a song where we decided we wanted to bring darkness and pop music together. It’s a hard balance and it’s something we wanted to tackle head-on. We wanted the lyrics to be dark and serious, and we wanted the overall atmosphere of the song to really reflect that tone. However we also wanted to keep the song powerful, energetic, and well-rounded. Sort of like a really good Tim Burton movie. ‘Nightmare Before Christmas’ is a great example, but for some reason I’m a leaning more towards ‘Batman Returns.’ I think our thought-process behind this one was ‘Keep it dark, keep it fun.’ Weird.” – Chuck Staton (singer / guitarist)
Senior Discount has played hundreds of shows around the East Coast. We’ve played with such acts as Anti-Flag, Gym Class Heroes, Sum 41, Girl Talk, Boys Like Girls, The Bravery, Guttermouth, Less Than Jake, The Ataris, Leftover Crack, A Wilhelm Scream, the Street Dogs, Zox, Big D and the Kids Table, Darkbuster, The Swingin Utters, Rehab, Mickey Avalon, Streetlight Manifesto, the Bloodshot Hooligans,The Loved Ones, MC Lars, Suburban Legends, Patent Pending, The Toasters, The Pilfers, and many many more. Senior Discount has also played a couple dates on the Ska Goes Solo tour with the singers of Less Than Jake and Catch 22, while Senior Discount lead singer Chuck Staton has played solo shows with artists like Chuck Ragan (The Revival Tour/Hot Water Music), Dave Hause (The Loved Ones), and Kris Roe (The Ataris)
Our first album There Were Four Who Tried…, has gotten positive reviews from all over the US (and internationally), including very positive reviews from Maximum Rock N Roll (CA), which boasted, “These guys can rock and scream….a strong full-length,” and the revered AbsolutePunk.net, which stated “The band really acts out their emotions….Every track from the album is an anthem to punk rock’s principles.” Our second release received the comment “These guys slay on record and live!” from mash-up DJ sensation Girl Talk.
We also focus heavily on film production, as we’ve used short films to promote for our shows and releases. Our one full-length film (“VBW Attack: The Senior Discount Movie”) was reviewed by The Noise (Boston) which reported “…let’s just say that this DVD is gold and that the band, and those with them, have some mighty winds at their sails.” The national television network G4 has bought and aired footage from the film. Lead singer Chuck Staton now works on film projects with Walt and Bryan from Comic Book Men and Brian Quinn from Impractical Jokers, for their podcast Tell ‘Em Steve-Dave, which has featured Senior Discount songs on numerous episodes and projects.
Chuck also started “The Chuck and Brad Podcast” in 2009, which focuses heavily on Senior Discount and the artists surrounding the band in Providence, RI. Along with regional artists from the area, musicians from Bowling For Soup, The Copacetics, Reel Big Fish and more have appeared on the podcast for in-depth, in-person interviews. Tsunami Bomb, The Homeless Gospel Choir, JT Habersaat, Casey Jost (Impractical Jokers) and Jeff Tremaine (director of the Jackass movies) have also appeared on the podcast.
In summer of 2018, Kevin Lyman personally added them to the Hartford date of the 2018 Warped Tour, and Vinnie Fiorello from Less Than Jake signed the band to Paper + Plastick Records for their upcoming album, The Best Revenge.