Arizona has become a hotbed for new noise. With once underground bands like DED, Dropout Kings, and Gatecreeper making waves, it’s worth looking into what else the valley has to offer. Enter Phoenix, AZ metallic hardcore punk band, American Standards. Having released ‘The Dealer’ last month via Lambgoat, the 4-piece just premiered a gritty, bass driven follow up titled ‘The Tourist’ on Decibel Magazine. High energy and raw, the intensity is elevated with an unexpected guest feature from gloom rap artist Cody Milford of The God Samaritan.
American Standards Vocalist Brandon Kellum said of the song:
“Our society breeds a culture that convinces people they don’t have enough. We’ve been convinced to chase happiness in the form of material possessions, social status, and an unpromised future. You’re alive now. Savor it.”
The Tourist will appear on American Standards upcoming ep ‘DOPAMINE DEALER’ being released February 3rd 2023. Listen now on Spotify, Apple Music, Bandcamp, or wherever you stream music.
Sometimes strong emotions can make you lose focus. That’s not the case for Arizona based metallic hardcore band, American Standards. After losing their guitarist to suicide and shortly after the vocalists father to cancer, the band founded in 2011 released their most emotional and socially poignant album to date. Now more focused than ever, American Standards has hit the road playing shows with bands such as Knocked Loose, Every Time I Die, and Norma Jean. Their mantra; “Don’t wait for things to happen. Make them happen.” Heralded by Metal Injection as “one of strongest bands in the realm of hardcore and metalcore this year” and with features on Alternative Press, Decibel, Lambgoat and Revolver, people are taking notice.