Release Date: Nov 11, 2016
Record label: Dine Alone
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Indie Rock, Punk Revival
Two years after introducing themselves with their debut single, punk supergroup Vanishing Life seal the deal with Surveillance, their first long-player. A collaborative effort from punk/hardcore luminaries Walter Schreifels (Youth of Today, Gorilla Biscuits), Zach Blair (Rise Against), Jamie Miller (Bad Religion, …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead), and Autry Fulbright (…And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, Midnight Masses), Vanishing Life conjure a surprisingly cohesive and vigorous LP from what was most likely a nightmare of logistics and coordination. Born out of a meeting at a Belgian punk festival, the four members eventually streamlined their energy into this new project which bears the assets of each player while pulling off the desired effect of achieving something fresh.
Emma Johnston on the latest releases by Vanishing Life, Honeyblood, The So So Glos, The Empty Page and Super Unison Vanishing Life - Surveillance Walter Schreifels has never been one to rest on his laurels. Having kicked New York punk ass with Gorilla Biscuits, perfected post-hardcore with the kingly Quicksand and knocked radio-friendly alt.rock out of the park with Rival Schools, he’s back with this supergroup (of sorts) featuring members of Rise Against, ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead and Bad Religion. If you find overachievers irritating, look away now, cos the bugger’s only gone and done it again.