“Dodging texts, task paralysis, and avoidance can sever relationships you never meant to. Sometimes that means neglecting the people you love most. I knew I needed help, but feeling like a burden to the people who surrounded me made me think I needed to push them away. When I got better, I had to mend certain relationships and that wasn’t easy. In some cases, there were things I couldn’t fix so I had to seek the closure that I forced people to find themselves,” vocalist Marc Cortes says.“‘Out of Body’ takes on the idea that sometimes a ‘coming of age’ moment can mean realizing that you were wrong/have failed and that’s okay!”
WHEN IT TOUCHES THE HEART, EVERYTHING RESOLVES TRACK LISTING:
1. “Candy Flip”
2. “Think Straight”
3. “Out of Body”
5. “Shake It Off”
6. “Hard to Tell”
8. “Slow Emotion”
9. “Bad Things”
11. “Vanishing Act
Hungover is the product of the ashes of other bands and the years its members — Marc Cortes, Sean Connors, and Gabe Santiago —spent together in the Orlando music scene. It’s there that Hungover cut their teeth in small, packed clubs and bars, carefully honing their penchant for energetic, impactful, and wildly pop-sensible guitar rock. In the studio, Hungover learned to push the envelope and sharpen WILT’s five songs with the help of producer and engineer Alan Reitman. After self-releasing WILT to underground acclaim, Hungover chose to team up with Smartpunk Records to release the EP on vinyl with three brand new, unreleased songs mastered by Alan Douches (Real Friends, Fall Out Boy, Every Time I Die). Three’s Company, Exit: Stage Left, and Sleep Alone all effortlessly exhibit the same vigor, cleverness, and raw emotion of the five songs that preceded them, but capture the experience and know-how of a band at their peak.
Hungover as a whole is a helium, their dynamic sound inflating any room they inhabit. A bar becomes a hall, a club becomes a theatre, and so on; and it’s no accident either. By allowing themselves to be molded by the rooms they’ve played, Hungover is in turn able to mold those rooms themselves. It’s this awareness that instills WILT with the exact same sensation; that urgent push from the inside of the chest and the awareness that the moment is somehow bigger than the seconds it exists in. That indefinable something.
ABOUT SMARTPUNK RECORDS: Smartpunk has been a recognizable name in the scene for a long time (Remember that sponsored Warped Tour stage?!). After exchanging several hands and countless ideas of what it could and should be, they decided to start a record label in 2016 with the main idea of focusing solely on reissuing records that have been out of print or never on vinyl. After all, they’re a label of vinyl dorks themselves! After releasing Set Your Goals‘ Mutiny and Gameface‘s Good, they started to venture into signing newer bands. They actively balance in between many worlds — putting out amazing music from friends and bands that rock, reissuing older titles, and partnering with other incredible labels in our scene and doing exclusive color variants of their releases.”Since forming the record label, Smartpunk Records has released timeless albums such as Less Than Jake‘s Anthem, Nominee‘s Lowlife, RIVALS’ Sad Looks Pretty on Me, Virginity‘s POPMORTEM, and melodic skate punkers The Swellers‘My Everest.