PUT THIS IN YOUR DEN to jump on the Anxious bandwagon before it leaves town. Holy holy, is this band good. Grab the full length, of course, but make sure you snag this 7" to stash in your collection. Plus, the phenomenal B-side isn't available anywhere else. Absolutely banging melodic hardcore accessible to all. Essential in every way.
Available on black wax, limited to 500 copies
As one of the many great, new artists coming out of the punk and hardcore scene continuously being cultivated by Triple-B Records, melodic hardcore outfit Anxious released a highly promising debut EP in 2019's listmaker "Never Better." As a flip in expectations, the two-track, 7" single "New Shapes" is truth in its details, as we're dealing with an impressively different sounding side of the band. "More Than A Letter" is an acoustic-spangled bout of hardcore-pop that gravitates toward the energy of Angel Du$t in its strum, while the two-fold "Not Now, Please/Dante's Afternoon" pulls the aggression out from the "Never Better" cut "Please Not Now," and attaches a distantly aching piano coda onto its second half.