Dutch punk rock trio Antillectual is pleased to announce that on November 30th, its highly anticipated new full-length, Start From Scratch, will be released on 12" vinyl in the U.S. by Square Of Opposition Records (Snowing, 1994!, Spraynard).
Pressed on mixed blue / white / black vinyl, the LP is now available for pre-order from the label. The first 20 pre-orders will receive a free hand-screened poster. For more info, go here.
A truly collaborative effort, Start From Scratch is being released on LP and CD (Europe only) by ten different labels: Angry Chuck Records (Russia), Destiny Records (Germany / Austria / Switzerland), Discos Rayados (Spain), Effervescence Records (France), Infected Records (Portugal), Lockjaw Records (UK), Shield Recordings (Benelux), No Reason Records (Italy), 5 Feet Under Records (Denmark) and the previously mentioned Square Of Opposition in the States. If you live overseas, you can grab a copy from one of these labels, or pick it up directly from the band here.
Of course, if you'd prefer digital version of Start From Scratch or would simply like to "try before you buy," Antillectual has made the record available as a free / pay-what-you-like download. The rest of the band's discography is also available for download here.
Unquestionably the trio's most accomplished record to date, Start From Scratch is firmly rooted in the combustible, dynamic punk of the 90s skate scene while incorporating in hints of modern emo, orgcore and even metal. Most strikingly though is how Antillectual has dialed up the unforgettable choruses and infectious melodies exponentially, cranking out twelve passionate, socially and politically charged burners that might be the most addictive songs you'll year all year. Just as importantly, Start From Scratch is a varied, thoughtfully crafted effort; it frames a band skillfully maturing with age yet holding on to the fervor and fire that made the members pick up instruments and start playing punk rock in the first place.