TVD Radar: Much
The Same, Survive 20th anniversary vinyl reissue in stores 6/14

VIA PRESS RELEASE | Craft Recordings is pleased to announce the first-ever vinyl pressing of Much The Same’s 2006 album, Survive, available June 14th as an independent retail exclusive via ThinkIndie. This announcement is coming just as the band prepares to release their third LP, Everything is Fine, this July.

Lead singer and guitarist, Chris “Gunner” McGrath states: “We are so excited that after years of requests pouring in, Survive is finally available on vinyl as we had always hoped it would be. This is the album that defined our band and kept growing our fan base during the years we were apart. Huge thanks to Craft Recordings and Nitro for still being behind us and believing in the music we created together!” Described by Punk News as “It’s not 2006 nitro-style punk, it’s just damn good music,” the album finds the Chicago band foraying into political songwriting and experimenting with guitar textures that are closer to a straightforward rock sound than anything they’ve done before, giving the album a timeless sonic quality.

Regardless of the fact that they were on the cusp of a breakup, Survive is a bold statement from a band that refuses to be tied down by the norms of punk rock while simultaneously creating one of the most visionary albums of the genre that came out in the 2000s.

Reunited in 2015 after an eight-year hiatus, Chicago’s Much The Same continues carrying the torch of aggressive, melodic skate punk. Originally formed in 1999, the band quickly gained popularity in the Chicago punk scene, and eventually broke into national and international awareness with their Quitters Never Win album in 2003 (A-F Records) and Survive in 2006 (Nitro Records). Though the band broke up in 2007, word of mouth continued to grow their fan base throughout the world.

Much The Same now celebrates their 20-year anniversary and guitarist Dan O’Gorman’s recent victory over cancer by releasing their third full-length album, Everything is Fine, this summer.

Track Listing:
Side A:

1. The Greatest Betrayal
2. American Idle
3. Gut Shot
4. What I Know
5. Take What’s Yours

Side B:
1. Skeletons
2. For Those Left Behind
3. Living a Lie
4. Stitches
5. Wrecking Ball
6. Picking Up the Shattered Pieces

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