Emerging in late 2018 out of Downstate New York, Neckscars turned a variety of stylistic music ambitions into a seamless reimagination of punk. To listeners, their sound is reminiscent of classic punk rock and roll. In reality, the sound is independent of frayed nostalgia and standard song formulas.
Then, in March of 2020, Neckscars entered Nada Studios in Montgomery, NY. The band collaborated with producer John Naclerio and Sean-Paul Pillsworth for their first full-length recording. After ripping through 8 songs in just three days, the session came to a halt in response to the COVID-19 global pandemic.
Eventually, the band returned to the studio in the fall to tie up loose ends and bring another two songs to the table. The album begins with an earthy introduction from “In Front of Me,” followed by an even grittier set of middle tracks, and finishes with more subtle melodic rock undertones espoused by songs like “Let You Down” and “First Time, Long Time.” Finally, the album and new tracks were completed with a mastering by Jesse Cannon followed by the release date announcement.
Neckscars’ motive with their debut album Don’t Panic? To bring to life a blend of rock and melodic punk with gravelly vocal delivery. The band has teased a new single, “Jarring” to highlight the upcoming album release. Below, check out the official music video via Engineer Records.
Key Tracks: Jarring, Let You Down, and First Time, Long Time