The Los Angeles-based pop-punk trio known as PVMNTS has been causing quite a stir as they gear up for their debut EP Better Days, due out August 17th. With the release of only 1 song thus far, fans have been asking for new music and the band has answered with the release of the circle pit-inducing track “Chemical Trails“. “We wanted to release Chemical Trails as a second single to show everyone that we can write anthemic songs, but we can get down and dirty and write some heavier stuff” shared vocalist Freddy Ramirez in an exclusive interview with Substream Magazine.”
Inspired by Ramirez’ battle with anxiety and depression since childhood, Chemical Trails refers to the aftermath of prescription drug use to get through the day. The lyrics visit emotions, memories and thoughts felt throughout the symptoms and withdrawal process of certain drugs, all of which were written during his final relapse of his condition.
Earlier this summer, PVMNTS rocked a headlining tour through the UK as well as a performance at
Slam Dunk Festival. They gave stateside fans a taste of new music on the Full Sail University stage at the Vans Warped Tour in Ventura and will be joining the tour for the final 3 dates in Florida next month. The band recently announced an EP release show at the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn, NY. Taking place on Sunday, August 12th, this show will be east coast fans’ first opportunity to hear PVMNTS live! Tickets to the All-Ages show are going fast, so be sure to grab yours here. VIP packages are also available, while supplies last, at https://www.pvmntsband.com/
Upcoming PVMNTS Shows
August 3 – Vans Warped Tour – Orlando, FL
August 4 – Vans Warped Tour – Tampa, FL
August 5 – Vans Warped Tour – West Palm Beach, FL
August 12 – Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, NY
Behind the scenes, Freddy Ramirez (vocals, guitar, bass), Tyler Posey (vocals, bass, guitar) and Nick Guzman (drums) have been working toward this for nearly a decade, long before officially forming PVMNTS in late 2016. It’s the culmination of those years of hard work and collaboration that’s led to Better Days, PVMNTS’ debut EP: a collection of undeniable pop-punk that seamlessly blends old- and new-school influences together with the muscular edge of the mid-2000s underground scene.
Better Days Tracklisting
1. Chemical Trails
2. Hit The Ground
3. Standing (On My Own Two Feet)
4. Another Monday
5. White Walls
6. Heavy Moon
Produced by Kyle Black (New Found Glory, State Champs), Better Days is the sound of a band unafraid to dig deep within themselves to tackle topics of depression, anxiety, death and self-doubt-offering a lyrical heft to match their musical bite. Drawing from influences like Blink-182, The Story So Far, Taking Back Sunday and so many more major bands in this scene, PVMNTS is ready to take the lead of this next generation of pop-punk.
PVMNTS is Freddy Ramirez (vocals, guitar, bass), Tyler Posey (vocals, bass, guitar) and Nick Guzman (drums).