Koyo share new single and video ‘Anthem’

Long Island upstarts Koyo recently announced their debut full-length, ‘Would You Miss It?,’ and today they’re back with another early taste of the record, ‘Anthem.’ Due out September 29th from Pure Noise Records, ‘Would You Miss It?’ is an unabashedly heart-on-sleeve blend of punk, hardcore, and emo, that makes for a modern coming-of-age classic fit for any generation of listeners.

The fittingly titled ‘Anthem’ follows lead single ‘You’re On The List (Minus One)’ (which garnered praise from the likes of Stereogum, BrooklynVegan, Uproxx, Revolver, and more) and provides another jolt of heavyweight guitars and earworm melodies–perfect for stage dives and singalongs at the band’s shows this summer.

Vocalist Joey Chiaramonte discussed the new song, saying: “I feel like so many of the bands we love had songs that celebrate the world they come from. Songs about finding music, hardcore, being inspired to create, those tangible moments that change your life when you’re young and just create an obsession with playing and going to shows. ‘Anthem’ is our stab at adding to that greater catalog. Specifically, ‘Anthem’ is more than just addressing personal nostalgia, or coming of age show going experiences. It’s an open letter to everyone out there right now, listening, understanding what I mean and say in that song without having to be walked through it. If you understand it immediately, the song is written about you.”

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 have 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.

Koyo will be touring heavily in support of ‘Would You Miss It?.’ The band’s busy schedule continues with a run of UK and EU tour dates starting today. 

Upcoming Shows:

* with Fleshwater

June 22nd – Audio – Glasgow, UK
June 23rd – Outbreak Fest – Manchester, UK (without Fleshwater)
June 25th – Booze Cruise Fest – Hamburg, DE
June 27th – Junkyard – Dortmund, DE
June 28th – Bei Chez Heinz – Hamburg, DE
June 30th – Le Jardin Moderne – Rennes, FR
July 01st – Supersonic – Paris, FR
July 02nd – Trefpunt – Gent, BE
July 04th – Fighting Cocks – Kingston, UK
July 05th – Asylum 2 – Birmingham, UK
July 06th – Temple of Boom – Leeds, UK
July 07th – New Cross Inn – London, UK
July 08th – 2000 Trees Fest – Cheltenham, UK (without Fleshwater)

* with Bayside, I Am The Avalanche

July 21st – Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center – Harrisburg, PA
July 23rd – The Paramount – Huntington, NY
July 24th – Fuze Box – Albany, NY (without Bayside, I Am The Avalanche)
July 25th – House Of Blues – Cleveland, OH
July 26th – Town Ballroom – Buffalo, NY


Koyo – ‘Would You Miss It’ artwork

‘Would You Miss It?’

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



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