Koyo share video for new single 'Anthem'
Koyo share video for new single 'Anthem'
Thursday, June 22, 2023 - 18:08
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Long Island upstarts Koyo recently announced their debut full-length, Would You Miss It?, and today they're back with another early taste of the record, "Anthem." Due out September 29th from Pure Noise Records, Would You Miss It? is an unabashedly heart-on-sleeve blend of punk, hardcore, and emo, that makes for a modern coming-of-age classic fit for any generation of listeners.

The fittingly titled "Anthem" follows lead single "You're On The List (Minus One)" (which garnered praise from the likes of Stereogum, BrooklynVegan, Uproxx, Revolver, and more) and provides another jolt of heavyweight guitars and earworm melodies--perfect for stage dives and singalongs at the band's shows this summer.

Vocalist Joey Chiaramonte discussed the new song, saying:

"I feel like so many of the bands we love had songs that celebrate the world they come from. Songs about finding music, hardcore, being inspired to create, those tangible moments that change your life when you’re young and just create an obsession with playing and going to shows. Anthem is our stab at adding to that greater catalog. Specifically, 'Anthem' is more than just addressing personal nostalgia, or coming of age show going experiences. It’s an open letter to everyone out there right now, listening, understanding what I mean and say in that song without having to be walked through it. If you understand it immediately, the song is written about you."

Emerging from the Long Island underground with members of Typecaste, Hangman, and Rain of Salvation, Koyo hit the ground running with a sonic style that fully embraces the sound of their legendary scene. Drawing on elements like the widescreen melodies of Taking Back Sunday or the tuneful grit of Silent Majority, the band have managed to wear their influences proudly while cultivating songwriting chops that speak for themselves. Would You Miss Is? was recorded by Markson (Drug Church, Taking Meds, One Step Closer) and his deft production sounds gigantic without sacrificing the basement show rawness of Koyo's sound. It's an album that figuratively and literally brings together the past and present of East Coast punk, with appearances from Glassjaw's Daryl Palumbo, The Movielife's Vinnie Caruana, and Vein.FM's Anthony DiDio.