Coming from various musical backgrounds running the full gamut of punk, hardcore, metal and everything in between, the goal for Oh The Humanity! was always to find the points where their separate interests intersected and hammer them into something they could enjoy together.
New Noise Magazine is proud to premiere “Wit’s End,” the first single from the band’s forthcoming self-titled LP, out April 16 through Hellminded Records. Preorders begin March 12.
On the track, Oh The Humanity! states:
“‘Wit’s End’ is a hardcore punk rock ripper that offers a cathartic release of aggression against a backdrop of guitar-monies and shred. Being the first single off our forthcoming self-titled LP, it provides ample opportunity to sing along to its universally relatable lyrics.
The track demands to be played loud and amongst friends, reminding us that while things may be tough now, better times are sure to return.”
When Oh The Humanity! formed in 2012 it was with the idea that this would be the band that these five friends from Massachusetts had always wanted to be in. This goal has become a continuing journey that runs from the practice space to the studio, from DIY dives to festivals, and anywhere else they are welcome.
Over the years they have continued to polish their sound which starts with a tight punk rock rhythm section, layers in thoughtful riffs, melodies, and harmonies from a tandem of lead guitars, and tops off with introspective personal lyrics, all delivered aggressively yet skilfully.
While the band constantly strives for a sound that is all their own they proudly recognize the influence that foundational genre-expanding bands like A Wilhelm Scream, Strike Anywhere, Propagandhi, and Strung Out have on their music. Call it skate punk, call it shred punk, call it melodic hardcore, Oh The Humanity aren’t concerned. To them it’s rock and roll that they play for each other and for their friends, past, present and future.
Pre-order and stream Oh The Humanity! here.