Reliance – “Running”

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Jun 272020
 

Reliance make the most of their Thumper Punk Records debut, releasing a full length album filled with melodic punk anthems sure to get crowds moving and singing along.

Reliance from Prescott, Arizona looks to have fallen out of Sheep’s Gate Ministries and their skateshop started by Matthew Clark in 2000.  The band has released two albums, Crashing Down and Running following their signing to Thumper Punk Records.  Running was recorded and produced by Dave Klien at his studios in LA and mixed by the legendary Descendants drummer Bill Stevenson at the Blasting Room Co.

Honestly, the promo pictures are a great example of not judging a book by its cover as I was expecting something much closer to hardcore or metal versus the skate punk on this album.  In the big picture, I hear a lot of Pennywise, Bad Religion, and similar bands in the sound of Reliance and it’s very well done.  From a vocal perspective, Albert Padilla sounds a lot like Greg Graffin (Bad Religion) and Jim Lindberg (Pennywise) and musically the rest of the band fall right in line. 

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May 282020
 

Arizona skate punk band Reliance releases new album “Running”, filled with positive energy and catchy melodic hooks. Bringing a message of hope through times of struggle, Reliance has upped its game for 8 new hard, fast, skate-worthy tracks. Recorded by Dave Klein at Dave Klein Studios, and mixed and mastered by Bill Stevenson and Jason Livermore at The Blasting Room, this album rises to the top of the genre and is certain to please fans of Pennywise, Milencollin, and Lagwagon. The band’s single ‘Hard Times’ is currently in the rotation at a growing number of stations across the country.

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Jul 302019
 

Thumper Punk Records is stoked to announce that Prescott, Arizona, based skate punk band Reliance has joined the label family. Reliance plays catchy, high-energy, melodic punk over a hailstorm of furious drumming. Bringing a message of hope and positivity, these passionate musicians have risen to the top of the genre. Reliance has new songs ready, and will be entering the studio with Dave Klein again in the coming months to record their third release. In the meantime, Thumper Punk Records has re-released their Crashing Down EP in CD format, which is available from the band at shows. Crashing Down is also available on the TPR Bandcamp, Spotify, iTunes and all major commercial retailers.

“Like a caged wildcat suddenly released, this album doesn’t hold back. It piles in good and hard, fast, proud, loud and with so much energy Reliance probably glow in the dark. It’s solid riffing through and through: drums, bass and guitar creating one of the best punk walls of noise I’ve heard in a long time.” — Paul S Ganney, Cross-Rhythms. Continue reading »

Oct 302018
 

Prescott, Arizona punks Reliance have released their music video for the song ‘No Matter What’ from the EP “Crashing Down”. The video can be watched below.

This track was produced and recorded by Dave Klein in Los Angeles, California. Mixed by Bill Stevenson, and mastered by Jason Livermore at The Blasting Room in Fort Collins, Colorado. Continue reading »

Aug 162018
 

Raven Faith Records is pleased to announce that the melodic punk band, Reliance, from Prescott, AZ has joined the Raven Faith Records family! Check out their EP “Crashing Down”.

Check out the video below, Reliance playing ‘No Matter What’ at an Concert Against Teen Bullying & Suicide (Aug. 4th, Prescott, AZ). Continue reading »