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About Knuckle Puck
When it came time for the members of KNUCKLE PUCK to name their debut full-length (and first release for Rise Records), the band knew exactly what kind of statement they wanted to make. They settled on Copacetic, plucked from a lyric on the album’s sprawling 7-minute closing track, “Untitled,” a song that finds the quintet reaching for new sonic heights while distilling slinky guitar lines, looped vocals and electronic samples into a dreamy result. Copacetic is a title that might sound vaguely beatnik, but it’s entirely applicable to the charge set forth on the album’s 11 songs.
It’s this refreshing sense of perspective, along with a fire-charged pop-punk sound, that has helped set Knuckle Puck on a breakneck trajectory over the past few years. Breaking from Chicago’s southern suburbs in 2011, the band — Taylor, guitarists Casasanto and Kevin Maida, bassist Ryan Rumchaks and drummer John Siorek — are regarded as one of the genre’s hottest up-and-coming acts, as seen on tour with the likes of The Maine, Real Friends and Senses Fail.
On Copacetic (named one of the Most Anticipated Albums of 2015 by Alternative Press), the band set out to flip the script on what’s expected from Knuckle Puck without losing sight of the foundation that’s converted thousands of devoted fans around the world: rough-around-the-edges urgency buoyed by Taylor’s explosive, gritty vocals.