Photo by Jack Grisham
Mesa, AZ's The Venomous Pinks are back with some of the most 90's punk you'll hear all year. "Apothecary Ailment" is the kind of song you would have heard back on the Warped Tour in the 90's. It's a heavy song, with driving guitars and drums along with screaming vocals, but there's also an unexpected melody and it's just starting to lean into poppy territory. It's the kind of fast and loud melodic punk bands like Pennywise and Bad Religion were just starting to creep into the mainstream with. This is really making me nostalgic for the summers of my college years.
Guitarist/vocalist Drea Doll says of the band's new single:
“‘Apothecary Ailment’ is a track about how consuming the cycle of addiction can be. I witnessed someone close to me struggle with severe addiction. It was a matter of life or death. The lyrics are a plea for them to choose life. I’ve had my own personal battles over the years, and facing one’s demons is never easy."
You can watch the video for "Apothecary Ailment" below. Vita Mors is due out June 3 on SBAM Records, and you can pre-save/pre-order a copy here. For more on The Venomous Pinks, check out the band's website.