Ever wondered what it would sound like if Off With Their Heads and Iron Chic had a baby? Well, even if you haven't, you need to check out Western Settings. With the help of Chicken (Dead to Me), they've produced a release that builds off the melodic punk rock they premiered last year with their LP, Yes It Is. They're back with the follow-up EP, Old Pain, and they've really outdone themselves.
Western Settings have been described as sounding like one of those bands that "put their hearts on their sleeve." Once you give Old Pain a listen, you'll completely understand. Opener "Wondeful Multiple Episodes" is rife with desperation that's backed with energy and emotion. The lead riffs wax and wane on tracks like "Champion Schizo" and the instrumental, "Swells." Yet, they still find the time to pack a punch with closer "Duncan" on this short 6-song EP.
Old Pain is one of the best EPs released this year and stacks up with some of 2016's best Punk-Rock full lengths. You'll find yourself singing along and feeling every bit of sentimentality that oozes from these songs. Don't sleep on it.
Posted July 23, 2017, 9:03 p.m.
Following the release of the EP Old Pain last year, Western Settings have announced that they are now demoing material for their next full-lenth, to be titled Another Year. Another ...
Posted April 22, 2017, 4:36 p.m.
In route to Pouzza Fest in Montreal on May 19 (which they're also playing), San Diego's Western Settingss will be making a trek across North American with stops ...
Posted Dec. 29, 2016, 9:26 p.m.
La Escalera artists Western Settings and Caskitt are set to hit the road together in February for a run up and down the West Coast. Problem Daughter will be along ...
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