Phoenix hardcore crew American Standards drop new single, “The Tourist”

Phoenix hardcore crew American Standards have unveiled a new single.

“The Tourist” is out now, on Manic Kat Records.

Listen via:
Apple Music

American Standards spoke exclusively to Decibel Magazine, to discuss the new track.

cover art - the tourist

Since the release of debut album Still Life in 2012, American Standards have lived up to the moniker, delivering a consistently pinpoint blend of hardcore and punk. Sonically, the Phoenix four hone a visceral and emotive soundscape and one which pulls no punches. Fueled by real life tragedy – losing both a founding member of the band and frontman Brandon Kellum’s father in quick succession – the close knit group have channelled this adversity into the music.

With their 4th and most recent album Anti-Melody (Victory Records), American Standards followed the mantra: “don’t wait for things to happen, make them happen”, mixing, producing and releasing the collection independently.

Over the years that followed, the band hit the mark on a national scale and beyond, earning tastemaker acclaim from Kerrang RadioAlternative Press and Revolver as well as sharing the stage with legends of the hardcore scene, including Every Time I Die, Comeback Kid and Knocked Loose.

Having announced their signing to Manic Kat Records, the Arizona outfit wrapped 2022 with the release of “The Dealer” and have kicked off the new year where they left off, with a new single that hones the best of Brandon Kellum’s resonating lead vocal and pairs it with a raucous interplay of powerful drums and pummelling riffs.

Listen to American Standards’ brand new single “The Tourist”


American Standards is:
Brandon Kellum – Vocals
Corey Skowronski – Guitar
Steven Mandell – Bass
Mitch Hosier – Drums

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