Brooklyn, NY punk-rockers Man The Change‘s newest release, the Defeated 12″, is up for Pre-Order from Hooked On Records. Quickly following up Faded, the band’s May 2012 digital EP, Defeated promises a sharper edge to Man The Change’s brand of melodic hardcore.
The Defeated 12″ is limited to 500 pressed on Translucent, Robin’s Egg Blue vinyl. The 12″ will be one-sided with a screen printed B-side. The pre-order will come with an immediate download of the Faded EP as well as the first track off of Defeated. You can choose from four different Pre-Order bundles which includes limited items such as a deluxe 16 page booklet/insert, screen printed poster and an exclusive tee shirt as well.
Crisscrossing through multiple layers of the punk genre like a couple of girls playing double-dutch, Brooklynites Man the Change made a splash in 2011 with their first full-length Weather The Storm. With an energy that only exists in bands that truly love what they’re doing, Man the Change encompasses the melodic qualities of pop-punk while pairing them with nitty-gritty vocals that growl and grind their way through every verse. This is a taste of the other side for listeners; hardcore kids can wean themselves off aggression and into melody, while the more poppy at heart can test the waters of something a little heavier. Whatever your poison, chances are Man the Change will hit the spot.