Asbury Park, New Jersey alternative rock/punk act Sell Yourself Short (formerly Best Regards) are getting ready to release their new three-song EP titled ‘The Lowest Standard,’ tomorrow, December 3rd via streaming platforms. Entirely self-produced by the band and written/recorded in the first half of 2021, the incoming effort features hard-hitting tracks “The Lowest Standard,” “(In These) Four Walls” and “The Bitterness at Hand,” all of which are available for streaming below ahead of tomorrow’s official drop.
Here’s more info from the band’s camp, “Drawing influences from all varieties of punk, rock and alternative sounds, the new EP sees the dynamic trio offering an insight into their creative capabilities. Kicking off with the title track, “The Lowest Standard”, heavily overdriven guitars performed with intense speed deliver a wall of sound. A distinctive punk attitude comes through with harsh vocals enhancing the aggressive edge. Throwing in a soaring chorus and the alternative elements add something extra to the highly impactful track. “(In These) Four Walls” delves into a darker sound opening with deliciously distorted chugging. The heavier mood is contrasted with another soaring chorus and sees the track flowing seamlessly between the two styles. Embracing further experimentation, a serene guitar lead melody, with haunting orchestral strings accompanying, provides a dramatic introduction to “The Bitterness At Hand”.”
They add, “Fusing the dynamic atmosphere with their high-powered spirit, SELL YOURSELF SHORT illustrate their creative flare. The outfit don’t hold back with The Lowest Standard. Diving head-first into an enthralling, electric sound, the new EP explores their distinctive musical style and packs a mighty punch.”
Mark Siedlecki: Lead vocals and Guitar
Tom Wilson: Lead Guitar, Backing vocals, Drum Programming
Brian Bernhardt: Bass and Backing Vocals
Production, Recording, Mixing and Mastering by Tom Wilson
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