We’re pleased to bring you the premiere of The Complicators’ new song “Too Old” (listen below). The track is taken from the band’s forthcoming split 7″ with Empire Down, which is being released through Pirates Press Records. You can pick up the 7″ here.
Quincy, The Complicators singer, commented on “Too Old”:
It was one of the first songs that I wrote when I joined the band. I remember when I sat down to come up with an idea for it I thought, how old am I and I’m still doing this shit? Then I thought, ‘I may be too old for this punk rock stuff but it’s still one of my favorite things and I don’t have any plans of stopping anytime soon.’
The double A-side 7″ delivers top-notch songs that are unquestionably going to help both of these bands make their mark far and wide.
The package itself is totally one-of-a-kind, with a black and white silkscreened (clear plastic) outer jacket making the hands on the cover feel 3D, roaming on top of the maps of SF and Minneapolis that the records are actually housed in. It’s brilliant, and incredible fitting – designed by Sean Smith, the bassist from The Complicators.
Hot off the heels of their highly acclaimed debut 7”, The Complicators are an exciting new band from the Bay Area (California) that mix Oi!, streetpunk, and hardcore to create an incredible noise. “Powerful and intimidating music, well-written lyrics and killer hooks that bind it all together into sing along anthems.” writes Mark Jones of Sounds of the Streets.
Empire Down is a Midwest Oi!/hardcore band started in early 2017 with members hailing from Minneapolis, MN and Milwaukee, WI. As seen on their debut 7” (Oi! the Boat 2018) and again here, they have created a very unique and driven sound of their own, exploring and building off influences spanning French Oi!, American hardcore, straight-forward melodic punk & lots more.