Schedule 1 are a "melodic punk band from Vancouver, BC." There must be something in the water up there, because even a melodic punk band comes out sounding pretty damn dark. Their latest single, "Show Your Children," has plenty of jangle to the guitars and much more actual singing than you would expect with punk. But Schedule 1 sound like a very early version of The Cure decided to go a little more punk than New Wave and come out the other end sounding much more post punk. If that description appeals to you, you're going to love this. It has all of the energy of punk, but with a lot more fuzz than you normally get and with the edges softened just slightly.
You can listen to "Show Your Children" below. Schedule 1's self-titled 12" is due out January 28 on Dirt Cult Records, and can be pre-ordered here. For more on Schedule 1, check out the band's Facebook and Bandcamp.