BELVEDERE LAY IT ON THE (HAIR)LINE!
Canadian skatepunks BELVEDERE have issued a new video for a track from their forthcoming fifth album.
‘Hairline’ is the first track to be taken from the appropriately-titled The Revenge Of The Fifth, which is out on 5 May (the fifth of the fifth, geddit?) through Lockjaw Records. It’s available to pre-order from the label, or from the band.
The album was recorded at Echo Base Studio in the band’s hometwon of Calgary and was mixed and mastered at the Blasting Room in Colorado, the studio built in 1994 by members of THE DESCENDENTS, ALL and BLACK FLAG which has played a part in seminal records from names including LAGWAGON, RISE AGAINST, THE SWELLERS and many more.
Formed in 1995 and originally never even meant to play a live show, Belvedere quickly grew a reputation on the underground punk scene for their blazing fast speed and melodic vocals. Influenced by the likes of BAD RELIGION and NOFX, they released their debut album Because No One Stopped Us in 1998 following up with three more full length records over the course of their career and leading to tours with Bad Religion, STRUNG OUT, DEATH BY STEREO and TSUNAMI BOMB and several appearances on the Warped Tour and at Groezrock.
The band broke up in late 2005 and after seven years apart Belvedere finally came back together for a reunion tour in 2012, after which they began work on the new record. Live dates are expected to be revealed over the coming months.