Brooklyn, NY's Safety have signed to Chicagoland record label Jetsam-Flotsam. The band, who has been releasing music for more than twelve years, will release a new EP with the label in 2021.
To celebrate the occasion, the band shared their new single, 'Song of the Night Gator.'
In this internet age, some bands make it "big" in a matter of months while others quietly grind in the background, writing and release powerful music without nearly enough fanfare. Falling squarely into the latter category, Safety is a band that deserves a bigger audience. Those who have picked up Congratulate Me, I've Lost My Mind from Community Records or caught one of their sets at The Fest might already know that Safety is more than a tight punk-rock trio—that their stormy brand of pop-punk, mixed with jangly midwestern emo sensibilities, pair them with The Lawrence Arms as well as Into It. Over It. On their new single "Song of the Night Gator," Safety resurrects the straight-ahead punk found on their full-length Night Lights, but renders it as a watercolor of blurry chords and dripping tempos and dueling vocals. The result is explosive and dreamy and surprising—the sort of song that explains why Safety has lasted longer than so many others in this internet age.
In 2015, Safety released their five-song EP Congratulate Me, I've Lost My Mind with Community Records; the label also released their full-length Night Lights in 2012.