Release Date: March 13, 2020
Format: Digital and Physical
Debut EP: On Truckstop Toilet Records
Current Lineup: (Per Facebook)
Bram- Bass & Vocals
Arj- Guitar & Vocals
JD- Lead Guitar
Production: Recorded and mixed by Bart McCrorey at Crash Pad Studios
Cover Art: Crystal Gehrig
Favorite Tracks: Stone Age, Turn Your Back, One Life, and Blue Lies
Sounds Like: Adolescents, Zipperz, Dirty Work, The Casualties, and Dirty Work
Barking Mad has returned from the depths of Denver’s dark alleyways with “Stone Age”. We reviewed their last release, “Rampage” here. If there’s anything we need in these dark times is some brand new tunes! So let’s check out, “Stone Age”. The first track in all it’s caveman glory is “Stone Age”. This track is heavy with early Suicidal Tendencies like guitar riffs and some great drum work. Are we as a people returning to the stone age?
The next track is “Turn Your Back”. This song has some kick ass hooks and quick changes. You will definitely wanna hit the pit on this one. My favorite song is up next, “One Life”. This is my personal gtfo of isolation song. I’m so tired of these walls I just want OUT! But alas I will stay home and save lives along with Barking Mad for now.
“I just wanna live my life and be free. I’m the only one who tells me who to be. Living my life my own fucking way.”
The 4th and final track is “Blue Lies”. Let’s be honest here even the smallest amount of police contact can destroy lives. Especially those from lower income and minority communities. What will some people say about this? “Stay out of trouble”. Yeah sure you old white bastard. The fact of the matter is “BLUE LIVES WILL DESTROY YOUR LIFE”. I 100% love this track and highly recommend it.
I reached out to Bass/Vocalist Brams Swanson for his thoughts on the new EP. “Well, I wrote it about de-evolution. It’s about how people’s thought processes are becoming more and more closed minded and ignorant. They try to shield themselves from reality and differing points of view from their own in the name of being “woke”. Only they can’t even recognize the hypocrisy spewing out of their mouths…”
With the “Stone Age” EP, Barking Mad has solidified everything I love about punk. With tracks like “Stone Age”, “One Life” and “Blue Lies” this record is a must have! I suggest you pick up the vinyl here, https://truckstoptoiletrecords.bigcartel.com/
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Track List (Per Bandcamp)
Turn Your Back
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