You can find the preorder bundles as well as a stream of the entire four-song release on the group’s Bandcamp page. You can also embed the Bandcamp stream on your websites for listeners to hear without leaving your site. The official release date of Vessel is June 5 via the band’s own Hella Mad Records.
Second To Last’s latest offering has been garnering positive acclaim from listeners and critics. Easycore.net wrote: “Besides Vessel only being four songs, it is a great release and shows the quick growth of yet another amazing pop-punk band in Second To Last. Go pick this one up when it comes out; I can’t get it out of my head.”
June 5, 2012
Hella Mad Records
1. Feels the Same
3. Cheap Sleep
4. Dry Spell
“Besides Vessel only being four songs, it is a great release and shows the quick growth of yet another amazing Pop-Punk band in Second To Last. Go pick this one up when it comes out; I can’t get it out of my head.” – Easycore
But this band is different. This band is going to make some noise. This band has it.
We know – you’ve heard it before.
Second To Last isn’t uncovering a new genre or really even rewriting an existing one, but they are playing an in-your-face, audibly passionate brand of pop-punk that they enjoy as much as everyone who listens to them. Vocalist/guitarist Tyson Evans, guitarist Pat Mays, bassist Jason Holyoke and drummer Kristopher Ruiz might not have the road-worn experience of their older peers, but the 20-ish-year-olds have the determination and do-it-yourself drive to launch a long career.
Currently touring off 2009’s four-song EP Mark Approved on Anchor 84 Records and 2010’s two-song EP Runaway on Pure Noise Records, Second To Last is set to add four more songs to its catalog with the June 5 release of its Vessel EP.
Having toured the West Coast a handful of times with bands like The Story So Far, A Loss for Words, Seahaven, I Call Fives and Rust Belt Lights, Second To Last has already begun making a name for itself near its home base of Lodi, CA. The band was recently billed as support on The Story So Far’s winter headlining tour and also supported The Wonder Years on the west coast dates of the “Man Scout Jamboree” tour. They also have shared the stage with bands such as Set Your Goals, Senses Fail, Man Overboard, Fireworks, The Swellers, The Ghost Inside and Title Fight.
As 2012 rolls on and Second To Last continues the grind of a young, DIY pop-punk band, they will lean on their ability to turn first-time listeners into long-time fans. Things are just getting started.