Chicago’s pop punk band Cliffhanger are excited to release their new single and video “After Sunrise,” out this Friday, November 22. Watch HERE.

Cliffhanger self-produced the melodic, high-energy track at Flashpoint Chicago and partnered with Michael Govaere (ex-Every Avenue) for mixing and mastering. As their band continues to grow, they would love your support to share the video and help take Cliffhanger to new heights. Please reach out for any additional information needed, or to request an interview.

Infectious and chock-full of lightning fast power chords, “After Sunrise” captures the essence of longing for summer as the seasons change. The lyrics focus on battling the harsh winter to stay up all night with their friends and loved ones.

Guitarist Mike Centracco explains, “We wrote ‘After Sunrise’ last year when Chicago was hit with one of many arctic blasts. We would trek through this freezing weather to write new music together. We thought it was ironic that we were writing such an upbeat, summer-sounding song in the frigid weather. We related the lyrics to our situation at the time instead and kept the music energetic.”

Filmed and directed by Matt Adema, the new video watches the band work up their appetite during a late-night hang session as they find their way to their favorite pizza parlor: Paisans Pizzeria.

“After Sunrise” is the first single the band has released since their third EP, Old Wounds. Featuring prominent electric guitars and thoughtful melodies, the record revisits the pain and nostalgia of every wandering punk’s angsty yesteryear.

Listen to Old Wounds HERE.

Cliffhanger has an impressive history of shows, with performances at the Vans Warped Tour, Subterranean, Beat Kitchen, and numerous sold out gigs. They’ve also shared the stage with Chicago’s soul-crushing Belmont, nudist punk rockers Keep Flying, We Were Sharks, Light Years, and many more.

They look forward to hearing your thoughts on the single. Once again, please reach out with any questions!

Cliffhanger is:

Matt Meindl – vocals

Dan Rickert – guitar

Mike Centracco – guitar

Lou Pontillo – bass

Mike Licari – drums

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