The Alt/Rock quintet, who recently inked a deal with Revival Recordings (Alesana, Famous Last Words, The Funeral Portrait), Shatterproof, from Fort Collins, CO, consists of Branson Hoog (vocals/guitar), Jeremy Marmor (guitar/vocals), Josh Schoenig (bass/vocals), TJ Wessel (violin/keys) and Benji Spoliansky (drums). Last month, the band launched their single “So Punk”about the struggles of working artists and while times may seem tough, to never give up living out one’s dream. Following the release of “So Punk” the band headed out on the Best Summer Ever Tour, alongside Never Let This Go, which wraps this weekend with shows on June 24th in Austin, TX and June 25th in Dallas, TX.
Today the band is thrilled to unveil their next single, “Karma” with a music video premiere exclusively with Idobi Radio and details of their forthcoming self-titled EP which is due out 7/21. The self-titled EP was recorded at The Blasting Room, produced/engineered by Chris Beeble, mixed by Mark Needham at Red Oak Studios with assistant mix engineer by Tyler Spratt and mastered by Stephen Marcussen. The band expands on their forthcoming EP, by stating:
“We believe that this EP is the best of Shatterproof. We have been a band for almost 6 years and have written so many songs. But this EP is what Shatterproof is about, our favorite songs we have written so far. It is painting a picture of the direction we want to go, how we want to write songs and what kind of band we want to be. Having the opportunity to put this EP out through Revival Recordings is huge for us. This EP is some old stuff for older fans, and some new stuff for everyone, and as a package we couldn’t be happier with it.”
The music video for “Karma” directed and produced by Hudson Bloom, is “the classic Mariah Carey, revenge-breakup song,” continuing the band says,
“It’s about being cheated on and taking things into your own hands. This story is developed further in the actual music video for the song. A girl breaks up with Benji in the first scene. Instead of being down about it, he channels this energy into his music. The girl slowly makes her way from one band member to the next, breaking all of our hearts and eventually becoming a sort of fake mythology for how the band started. Each member joins this band and bonds over being cheated-on by the girl.”
Fans can listen to “Karma” and “So Punk” now as well as pre-order the self-titled EP: