Twentytwo. release new single 'Surrounded'
Twentytwo. release new single 'Surrounded'
Friday, June 14, 2024 - 17:34
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Formed in 2019, Twentytwo. is a dynamic melodic punk band hailing from the Philadelphia area that has quickly made a name for themselves delivering more than a throwback sound. With the release of the single “Surrounded” the band has teamed up with Jump Start Records for the upcoming release of their debut LP that the band will begin tracking in late 2024. The band joins labelmates Bad Planning, You Vandal, and Wes Hoffman & Friends who continue to fly the modern melodic punk flag that is reminiscent at times of late 90s and early 2000's Fat Wreck and Epitaph's 'golden years' without being derivative and unoriginal.

With Tony Conner on vocals, Bryan Fischer on bass, Jason Mack on guitar, Justin Mondschein on drums, and Mike Wrigley on guitar each member brings their own unique style and energy to the band. Drawing inspiration from everyday life experiences, Twentytwo.’s songwriting is both raw and authentic with lyrics reflecting on personal struggles, triumphs and a sincere sense of community they hope to continue building through releases and live shows.

When asked about the creative process behind some of the band’s songwriting, Tony is quick to point out that “I mostly try to write from others perspectives and minimally of my own,” showing an extrospective world view that has had a lasting impression on the band’s output.

Having recorded their debut EP with Pete Steinkopf of The Bouncing Souls, 2020’s 505 Palomar Place was followed up with a series of post-Covid released singles in 2023 recorded with Matt Brasch of The Wonder Year that has proven the band as adept in the studio as they are on stage. With the band delivering passionate and engaging performances, their energetic live shows are not to be missed.

Twentytwo. hopes to contribute to the resurgence of the local scene by bringing a sense of fun, excitement, and community to their music while feeling part of something special, bigger than the sum of their parts.