Astpai (Wiener Neustadt, Austria) is currently touring the East Coast and Midwest in support of the North American release of their sophomore album, Corruption Concealed (Under Deceptive Slogans), on Philly label Jump Start. The record will officially hit stores on May 10th but you can pick up a copy from the band on tour. Originally released on Fond Of Life and Rise Or Rust Records in Europe, Corruption Concealed is Astpai’s follow-up to their 2005 debut Feeling Safe In Programmed Channels. While Austria – a country with a population comparable to that of New York City – is hardly known for a thriving punk and hardcore scene, the band has been heavily influenced by the spirit and ethos of their American counterparts. Astpai is not only a testament to the reach and power of punk rock, but also its ability to unite and create something entirely new.
Combining intelligent, thought-provoking lyrics, Astpai fuse up-tempo punk and hardcore with a catchiness rarely seen in a band playing this style. They’ve been compared to contemporaries From Ashes Rise, but with the pop-sensibilities of Kid Dynamite or None More Black. You can stream a few tracks on the band’s myspace page.
APR 28 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Howlers w/ One Win Choice, American Armada
APR 29 – State College, PA @ The Brewery w/ One Win Choice
APR 30 – Saratoga Springs, NY @ TBA w/ One Win Choice
MAY 01 – Albany, NY @ 289 Delaware Ave w/ One Win Choice, After The Fall
MAY 02 – East Stroudsburg, PA @ Penn Monster Factory w/ One Win Choice
MAY 03 – Philadelphia, PA @ Disgraceland w/ One Win Choice
MAY 04 – Toms River, NJ @ Show Shed w/ One Win Choice
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