*The Following Press Release Was Issued By Auteur Research*
|Rock Sound “Combining the most infectious of pop-punk troupes with the gruff delivery of post-hardcore and throwing in plenty of big rousing riffs for good measure, it’s a sign of great things to come from the band.” |
Alternative Press “The new song exemplifies a perfect link between pop punk and post-hardcore. The band expertly mix invigorating instrumentation with aggressive vocals to create a fresh sound.”
Brooklyn Vegan “Calling All Captains make anthemic, unabashedly glossy emo-tinged pop punk that would’ve fit in on Drive-Thru or Fueled by Ramen in the early/mid 2000s and they make it feel fresh.”
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Originating from small towns outside of Edmonton, AB, pop-punk/post-hardcore band Calling All Captains, consisting of Luc Gauthier (vocals), Brad Bremner (guitar/vocals), Connor Dawkins (guitar/vocals), Nick Malychuk (bass) and Tim Wilson (drums), has been manifesting the release of their debut full-length record, Slowly Getting Better, for the past few years and are eager to finally share their creations with the world.
Set for release on October 29th, 2021 via New Damage Records, Slowly Getting Better’s new single, “Wasted,” is available to stream via your preferred platform today.
Watch the official music video on YouTube.
Click here to pre-order Slowly Getting Better.
“Wasted” is not necessarily a song about drinking. You can get addicted to lots of things and waste your own potential. The track sounds like one of Calling All Captains’ most upbeat, but it’s layered in nuance about having negative self-opinions of self.
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Slowly Getting Better
October 29th, 2021
New Damage Records
Slowly Getting Better is a compilation of hardships, persistence, love and acceptance and is a thrilling follow up to the 2019 EP, Nothing Grows Here. Calling All Captains‘ unique sound allows them to dip their toes in both the pop-punk and post-hardcore realms, using poppy instrumental elements with a punk-like, aggressive vocal style.
After their initial recording plans were halted in 2020 due to the ongoing pandemic, the band was able to bring in their Nothing Grows Here producer, Quinn Cyrankiewicz and safely record the album at The Audio Department in their hometown. With more demos and songs than they’d ever written before, the band got to work refining and perfecting every note of every song, taking weeks to decide which were good enough to make the cut for Slowly Getting Better.