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PREMIERE: Shatterproof Release New Music Video For “So Punk”

Shatterproof are teaming up with VENTS for the premiere of their music video for the infectious, catchy new single “So Punk.” The video shows the band behind the scenes of touring as well as a live performance. . The track is off of the band’s latest self titled EP, 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. Shatterproof draws inspiration for their music from combining carnival, gypsy, and latin influences.

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). In 2014, Shatterproof became youngest band ever to be accepted into SpokesBUZZ. With the support of SpokesBUZZ, they recorded and released a 5-song EP “Discord Harmony,” teaming with producer Andrew Berlin at Blasting Room Studios (Rise Against, Alkaline Trio, Puddle of Mudd). Throughout the following years, the band toured throughout the western united states, including the Denver stop of the Vans Warped Tour multiple times. Shatterproof have also showcased at the South By Southwest festival, and shared the stage with a plethora of noteable acts, most recently of which being Against the Current and Switchfoot.

In addition, we had a chance to chat with the band to discuss the new single and more!

Hi guys, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?

“We have been really well. Just been working a ton internally. “

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “So Punk”?

“So Punk funny enough was a working title and wasn’t even supposed to be the song name. It was only because Benji (drums) sent the single to our label Revival Recordings calling the single “So Punk” However this song is our most upbeat fast pace in your face song and we just really wanted to write something that was a blast to play live.”  

Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?

“There wasn’t really an event that inspired us to write So Punk, more so us evaluating  the music industry as a whole. When you look closely you see the artists are actually starving in reality as the businessmen who signed them fill their pockets full of cash. Good thing we signed with a label that respects our financial situation and supports our art fully”

How was the filming process and experience for the music video?

“ We haven’t officially filmed a music video for So Punk yet… yet is the key word. However as far as this live video goes, we’ve had an amazing time touring over the last few years. We feel very blessed to have had some of our best friends come on tour with us and capture some of the most intense and exciting moments we experience on the road. “

The single comes off your new self-titled EP – what’s the story behind the title?

“ We decided to self title our EP because it was the first material we released through our label and we felt that it was appropriate for our industry debut to be self titled.”  

How was the recording and writing process?

“We all get so giddy when we get to go into the studio to record. We work with a great producer/audio engineer Chris Beeble. The chemistry that we all share together when we get into the studio is unlike anything. Recording is like the entire duration of a marriage. The first days are so exciting! And by the end, you just want to pull your hair out. With So Punk, we found that the recording process actually went very smooth from start to finish and it was a blast to track and record.”

What made you want to explore the carnival and gypsy world?

“ We have always naturally been drawn to these types of sounds. It is a very unique sound that we felt was cool and just worked with the type of music we wanted to right”

What aspect of these cultures and scenes did you get to explore on this record?

“ We honestly did zero research on gypsy and carnival culture. It’s a little embarrassing. We pulled influence from brief samples of gypsy or carnival music but other than that we just did what we thought sounded good and worked.”

Any plans to hit the road?

“ We are always planning on hitting the road. 2018 Should be a very packed year.”  

What else is happening next in Shatterproof’s world?

“ Currently getting an albums worth of material together and business planning for next year. We feel that the rest of 2017 is really the best time to get our game plan together so we can attack next year with everything we have.”

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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