Long Island five-piece Backtrack are thrilled to unveil their new single, “Bad To My World,” which will appear on a limited edition zine/flexi combo available digitally on September 1st and physically on September 8th from Bridge Nine (pre-order) or directly from the band on the Life & Death Tour. The flexi also includes a b-side “Breaking Loose” and is combined with a 32-page fanzine curated by Backtrack which features art, illustrations, lyrics, stories, collages and more.
Listen to “Bad To My World” here.
The track will also appear on the Backtrack’s forthcoming new full-length, due out later this year on Bridge Nine. While details revolving around the album are currently under wraps, the roster of main players behind the album has already stoked plenty of anticipation; topping the list are one of the East Coast’s most coveted engineers Dean Baltulonis behind the boards and Terror’s Nick Jett producing. The album - Backtrack’s third - will be following up 2014’s Lost In Life, a somewhat tribute to the NYHC hardcore that catalyzed Backtrack’s existence. By integrating dynamic, hook-laden overdrive into their go-for-the-jugular sound, Backtrack were able to concoct a collection of material that proved to be their most remarkable yet. Exploring open-dialogue themes of personal identity, social alienation and finding solace in struggle, Lost In Life has set the bar high for the punk vets.
Additionally, Backtrack will canvas North America in September and October on the year’s most exciting hardcore tour - the Life & Death Tour. Backtrack will appear alongside No Warning, Twitching Tongues, Higher Power, and Vein on the duration of the tour. Regional support will be comprised of impressive acts such as Terror, Down to Nothing, Bitter End (who are celebrating the 10 year anniversary of Climate of Fear) and Bracewar in select markets. Check out the tour’s full routing below.
More news coming soon from Bridge Nine and Backtrack.
LIFE & DEATH TOUR 2017
Feat. No Warning, Backtrack, Twitching Tongues, Higher Power, Vein
September 8Los Angeles, CA @ Union *
September 9Berkeley, CA @ Gilman Street *
September 10Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
September 11Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
September 12San Diego, CA @ SOMA
September 13Mesa, AZ @ The Nile
September 15Dallas, TX @ The Door ***
September 16San Antonio, TX @ Korova ***
September 17Houston, TX @ Walters ***
September 21Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge **
September 22Louisville, KY @ The Art Sanctuary **
September 23Detroit, MI @ The Ritz **
September 24Rochester, NY @ German House **
September 25Montreal, QC @ Foufounes **
September 26Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bazaar **
September 27Cambridge, MA @ Hardcore Stadium **
September 28Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts **
September 29Wilmington, NC @ Morning Glory Coffeehouse ****
September 30Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade ****
October 1Tampa, FL @ Transitions ****
* w/ Terror
** w/ Down to Nothing
*** w/ Bitter End
**** w/ Bracewar
October 2Richmond, VA @ Canal Club
November 4Eindhoven, Netherlands @ Sound Of Revolution Festival (Backtrack only)