Album: All at Once
Release Date: February 23rd
The Jersey DIY heroes' seventh album, which they recorded in Seattle, opens up the trio's sound just a bit – synths and xylophones creep into the mix, and D.C. punk legend Brendan Canty adds a second drumming track to "Soft Domination." "When you've been a band for 12 or 13 years, the resources can dry up and you just go back to what feels comfortable," drummer Jarrett Dougherty said in a statement. "The other option is that you develop stuff that a younger band would not have been able to do." But tracks like the biting lead single "Glass House," which aims at the demands social media places on art, show how holding back can summon even more power. "It's very simple – just bass, drums and two simple riffs," guitarist-vocalist Marissa Paternoster noted. "In the past, I might have insisted on adding more. Practicing self-restraint is something I have consciously been trying to do."