At Black Harbor we are proud and honored to be working with some truly killer bands. Don’t just take our word for it, check out who’s rocking our strings.
Sometimes strong emotions can make you lose focus. That’s not the case for Phoenix, AZ based
chaotic hardcore band American Standards. After losing their founding guitarist to suicide, then
shortly after the vocalist Brandon Kellum’s father to cancer, the four-piece founded in 2011
released their most emotional and socially poignant album to date.
“ANTI-MELODY", which is the bands 4th release, displays the noise-punk outfits ability to
navigate the troubled waters of depression and loss while still incorporating the social commentary and sharp wit that the band has become known for. More so, once distributed by
Victory Records, the band took a new approach of self-mixing, producing and independently
releasing the album after recording at Kingsize Soundlabs (Mars Volta, Letlive, Bad Religion). The result is a raw and powerfully resonate glimpse into the group’s minds during the troubled times.
Now more focused than ever, American Standards has followed ANTI-MELODY up with a series
of singles that Decibel Magazine have claimed are the “strongest things released in the realm of
hardcore and metalcore in 2018.” The band as also hit the road with their reckless live show playing over 300 DIY booked gigs to date. Their mantra, "Don't wait for things to happen, make them happen." The band has been seen sharing the stage with heavy hitters such as; Every Time
I Die, Norma Jean, Zao, l Comeback Kid, Stick To our Guns, Stray From The Path, Knocked Loose, He Is Legend, Emery, Atreyu and more.
American Standards, which have been featured on Alternative Press, Revolver Magazine,
Decibel, and Lambgoat; can be found on iTunes, Google Music, Spotify or where ever you listen to music.
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