Hailing from Chicago, Illinois adventurous punks, Lurk, follow up news of their recently announced debut full-length, with an infectious new single See-Thru.
Their album entitled, Around The Sun, will be released on 17 September 2021 via Pure Noise Records.
Around The Sun finds Lurk roaring into a sound that is truly their own with a whirlwind blend of proto-punk eccentricity, new wave swagger, and hardcore ferocity that’s as unique as it is instantly appealing. See-Thru follows the album’s first single Crack A Smile and demonstrates the tight-rope balance between aggression and melody that Lurk thrives on.
See-Thru kicks in with a . Vocalist Kevin Kiley discussed the song shared, “Through music and art I’ve met some of the best people I know, but also some of the phoniest. People can try to belittle you or think you won’t catch on to their shitty behaviour, but it all surfaces one way or another.”
Made up of vocalist Kevin Kiley, drummer Pedro Unzueta, bassist Dan Durley, and guitarists Alex Rackow and Kevin Maida, Lurk was formed out of a desire to tap into the infinite possibilities and unrestrained weirdness of punk rock. “We wanted to do something that was sort of ‘Ramones meets Devo meets B52s meets The Cramps,” explains Kiley. “A lot of those older bands could be pretty out-there, and punk can still be out there if you want it to be.”
Recorded by Andy Nelson (Jesus Piece, Harms Way, Weekend Nachos), Around The Sun blends the band’s influences into something distinctive and refreshingly uninhibited. And Lurk’s dedication to breaking formulas is palpable in their sound as well as Kiley’s lyrics. The passing of time is ever-present on the album and Kiley’s snarling hooks are often filled with urgency and the desire to make the most of our short window on the planet. And If Around The Sun is any indication, Lurk are going to do just that.