Recently signed to No Sleep Records, Portland indie-punk band Lee Corey Oswald has announced plans to release a new full-length album titled Regards on August 5th. In conjunction with the announcement, the band has debuted the first new song, “Progress,”which features guest vocals from labelmate Ty Vaughn of Broadway Calls, today at BlurtOnline.com. Fans can pre-order the record now at https://nosleeprecords.com/product/7210/regards and record bundles at https://nosleeprecords.com/package/448.
“This song is about people often thinking that being progressive has to mean being exclusive and narrow minded to other points of view,” explains Corey Ciresi. “This contradicts the meaning of the term “progress,” which means being open to other ways of thought and change, without exclusivity. The title of the album, Regards, is a sort of sardonic reference to the ironic politics of the underground and the term “punk.”
Comprised of a classical music teacher, a philosophy student, a nanny/barber, and a professional poker player, Lee Corey Oswald have crafted a collection of twelve intriguing indie-punk classics all on one record. The band’s clever, honest and thought-provoking lyrics combined with their 90’s-esque indie sound, recall bands like Weezer and Knapsack, while their contemporary edge adds a dash of grit to the musical landscape of Portland.
Regards was recorded analog on reel to reel tape, capturing the band’s spirit in the moment as they perform each track live to record.
“We love the warmness it adds to the sound as well as the rawness that can’t be achieved digitally,” adds Ciresi.
Follow the band at https://www.facebook.com/LeeCoreyOswald for additional news and updates.
Regards Track List:
1. Always Never
2. Living Room
4. Soda and Cigarettes
8. Sarah, Work is a Four Letter Word
9. Batting a Thousand
11. Still Shut Out
12. Red Balloons
For More Information:
- No Sleep Records signs Lee Corey Oswald; new album later this year
- No Sleep Records releases 'Death To False Music: Volume 1' Compilation
- No Sleep Records release free compilation 'No Sleep 'till Christmas'
- Lee Corey Oswald recording Sophomore Full-Length
- Koji announces Fall acoustic tour with Allison Weiss, Chris Farren and Lee Corey Oswald
- Puig Destroyer signs to No Sleep Records; debut album Sept.30