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|Oh the Humanity! “Never Worse” Video Premiere|
“Never Worse” might be a bpm or two slower than their previous two singles, but it still packs a lot of punch. The clean guitar work in the verses instantly stands out and makes each chorus pop even more. Oh and there’s a gang vocal section. Stay for the gang vocals. The band worked with Justin Owens (Animation) & Aaron Marinel (Videography) to put together a very unique music video for the song. “‘Never Worse‘ is a song about bad habits and not being able to get out of your own way. In the video, our protagonist (or antagonist depending on how you look at it) represents this both in their actions and in their physical form. The worse their behavior gets, the more their form changes into something unrecognizable and negatively impacts those around them.” “Never Worse” is streaming now at BrooklynVegan. Oh the Humanity! released their self-titled LP on Hellminded Records on April 16th, 2021.
STREAM: NEVER WORSE
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. Coming from various musical backgrounds running the full gamut of punk, hardcore, metal and everything in between, the goal was always to find the points where their separate interests intersected and hammer them into something they could enjoy together. 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’ve 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 skillfully.
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! isn’t concerned. To them, it’s rock and roll that they play for each other and for their friends, past, present and future.
FFO: A Wilhelm Scream, Strike Anywhere, Propagandhi, No Trigger
Release Date: 4/16/21
Label: Hellminded Records
Formats: Digital | Vinyl
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Andy Hakansson – Bass
Chris Dilseo – Guitar
Chris Santoro – Drums
James SIvio – Guitar
Kevin Athas – Vocals
All songs written and performed by OH THE HUMANITY!
Recorded and Mixed by Sean Callahan at Q Division Studios
Mastered by Joe Reilly of Black and Blue Mastering Suite
Artwork by Charlie Robinson of Cutlip