Punk rock supergroup Fire Sale - comprised of Matt Riddle (Face to Face, No Use For A Name), Chris Swinney (The Ataris), Pedro Aida (Ann Beretta), Matt Morris and Brad Edwards - carry on with their proclivity for releasing 2-song 7" with 'The Albatross,' out Feb 9th on Negative Progression Records.
Mixed at The Blasting Room and featuring hand-painted art by Mark DeSalvo (NOFX, Lagwagon), the new song comes with two new tracks: the title track and B-side 'I Remember Damage'.
"The Albatross" starts with an intricate bass line that builds momentum into galloping pop-punk drums and the gang vocals that Fire Sale has become known for. Lyrics delve into the difficult issue of gun violence and scream for a change.
Singer Pedro Aida says, “The Albatross is about the frustrating and hopeless feeling we have when we send our children to school and the worry of bullying, bad grades, and drug use have been overshadowed by the fear that they won’t come home at all.” Guitarist Chris Swinney adds, “The Albatross is a song that we have been trying to write since the beginning of the band. If you grew up listening to anything on Fat or Epitaph…it is a huge nostalgic slap in the face.”
B-Side "I Remember Damage" feature melodic vocals that ride the wave of driving power chords and a lead guitar riff that dances all over the fretboard.