Koyo announce debut album ‘Would You Miss It?,’ share new single ‘You’re On The List (Minus One)’

Long Island upstarts Koyo have announced their debut full-length, ‘Would You Miss It?,’ due out September 29th from Pure Noise Records. In just a few short years the band has been turning heads with their unabashedly heart-on-sleeve blend of punk, hardcore, and emo, and now ‘Would You Miss It?’ makes good on that early promise with their most satisfying release to date.

To mark the announcement, Koyo have shared the album’s first single ‘You’re On The List (Minus One).’ Driven by huge guitars and a heavyweight chorus, the track is a perfect introduction to Koyo‘s hyper-anthemic sound. The song’s accompanying music video is a tongue-in-cheek testament to the Koyo‘s ability to tie together different generations of East Coast punk and hardcore, featuring winking appearances from Frank Iero of My Chemical Romance, modern hardcore favs Regulate, photographer Michael Dubin, and producer Jon Markson.

Koyo – ‘Would You Miss It’ artwork

‘Would You Miss It?’ tracklist:

01. 51st State
02. You’re On The List (Minus One)
03. Life’s A Pill
04. I Might Not
05. Flatline Afternoon (feat. Anthony DiDio)
06. Anthem
07. Sayonara Motel
8. Message Like A Bomb (feat. Daryl Palumbo)
9. What’s Left To Say (feat. Vinnie Caruana)
10. Postcards
11. Crushed

Emerging from the Long Island underground with members of Typecaste, Hangman, and Rain of Salvation, Koyo hit the ground running with a sonic style that fully embraces the sound of their legendary scene. Drawing on elements like the widescreen melodies of Taking Back Sunday or the tuneful grit of Silent Majority, the band has managed to wear their influences proudly while cultivating songwriting chops that speak for themselves. ‘Would You Miss It?’ was recorded by Markson (Drug Church, Taking Meds, One Step Closer) and his deft production sounds gigantic without sacrificing the basement show rawness of Koyo‘s sound. It’s an album that figuratively and literally brings together the past and present of East Coast punk, with appearances from Glassjaw‘s Daryl Palumbo, The Movielife‘s Vinnie Caruana, and Vein.FM‘s Anthony DiDio. The result is a modern coming-of-age classic that’s fit for any generation of listeners.

Koyo will be touring heavily in support of ‘Would You Miss It?.’ The band’s busy schedule kicked off with a North American tour with No Pressure, followed by UK and EU tour dates in the summer.

*with No Pressure

May 20th – Palladium – Worcester, MA
May 21st – Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA
May 23rd – Rec Room – Buffalo, NY
May 25th – The Sanctuary – Hamtramck, MI
May 26th – Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL
May 27th – Ace of Cups – Columbus, OH
May 28th – The End – Nashville, TN
May 30th – Paper Tiger – San Antonio, TX
May 31st – Tulips FTW – Fort Worth, TX
June 2nd – Nile Theater – Mesa, AZ
June 3rd – SOMA – San Diego, CA
June 4th – The Belasco Theater – Los Angeles, CA
June 5th – Santa Cruz County Veterans Memorial Building – Santa Cruz, CA

*with Fleshwater

June 25th – Booze Cruise Fest – Hamburg, Germany
 June 27th – JunkyardDortmund, Germany
June 28th – Bei Chez Heinz – Hamburg, Germany
June 30th – Le Jardin Moderne – Rennes, France
July 1st – SupersonicParis, France
July 2nd – TrefpuntGent, Belgium

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