Punk rock supergroup comprised of Matt Riddle (Face to Face and No Use For A Name), Chris Swinney (The Ataris), Pedro Aida (Ann Beretta), and Matt Morris, released a new 2-song single ‘A Fool’s Errand.’ The single is mixed and mastered at The Blasting Room, and features hand-painted art by Mark DeSalvo, known for classic album covers for NOFX, Lagwagon, and Pulley.
The Fire Sale single marks the third release for the recently relaunched indie label Negative Progression Records. Over the course of 18 years, NPR became known for discovering, developing, and supporting young bands, taking them out of the garage, and helping them hit the road.
‘A Fool’s Errand’ starts with a dynamic bass line that pushes the melody all over the fretboard. With plenty of “woahs” to go around, fans singing along in front will be squished against the stage by the inevitable circle pit.
Of the single, Matt Riddle shares: “I wrote the music to this song while I was extremely ill about 10-12 years ago. The bassline came about by testing myself, to see if I could still play at all. It has a weird picking style, kind of a banjo-ish thing. Thumb and first two fingers. It’s a pretty simple chord progression, but when I showed the guys, they seemed to really like it. Pedro wrote this killer vocal melody with rad harmonies, Chris tracked the guitars and Matt laid down these insane drums and I was like, wow!”
B-side ‘We Dance For Sorrow’ is a mid-tempo roam with a “hey! hey! hey!” chorus so catchy, you’ll be singing to yourself all over town.
Of the track, Chris Swinney says: “‘We Dance For Sorrow’ started off as just the verse. I have had that riff knocking around for years, but could never turn it into a song. One night last year, I couldn’t sleep, so I went out to the studio. I wrote the chorus progression and the chromatic bridge riff. When the other guys wrote their parts, it really took shape. We have written and recorded a lot of songs over the last couple of years, but this is one of my favorites. It has a cool melancholy vibe to it, perfect for the fall.”