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T-TOPS release second single 'Palomino'

T-TOPS release second single 'Palomino' taken from forthcoming new album "Staring at a Static Screen"

T-TOPS 'Palomino' taken from "Staring at a Static Screen"

Pittsburgh's high-energy punk rockers T-TOPS have released another new track taken from their forthcoming sophomore full-length "Staring at a Static Screen", which will hit stores hard on May 28. The second single 'Palomino' combines anger with a catchy tune and early thrash spirit.

The track 'Palomino' is now available via this link:

T-TOPS comment: "Another chunky riff, slapper, but more quiet-loud dynamics", writes singer and guitarist Patrick Waters. "The lyrics are all over the place. Some of it deals with the highs and lows of blindly navigating the mental health obstacle course and eventually acquiescing to the routine."

T-TOPSband pictures, album cover, and other graphic materials are available at this link: (click here for Dropbox)


2. Static Screen

4. Headache

5.Full Blown

6. All Black Crown

7. My Side of the Line

8. Feathers

9. Drugstore

10. Savvy Man

11. Face of Depression


Sophomore T-TOPS full-length "Staring at a Static Screen" is as gritty and soaked with urban detritus as it gets. The trio's new album is a dirty symphony of car wrecks, grimy alleys, beat-to-shit jeans, and bottomless reservoirs of snarling rust-belt antipathy translated into musical form. These tracks give voice to every screaming impulse hidden deep inside, and with each spin the blood boils hotter.

Hailing from America’s former steel town Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, T-TOPS are the embodiment of noisy, uncompromising punk-infused rock. True to street style, the band's name is derived from the removable panel car roof popularised in America in the 1970s, the period when disaffected punk was beginning to coalesce in the musical underground.

T-TOPS' sound draws heavily from such straight-shooting acts as UNSANE and MOTÖRHEAD as well as East Coast hardcore. Founded by guitarist and singer Patrick Waters, these veterans come with a decade-plus of hard-hitting shows delivered with grim determination. Their crunching riffs are twice underscored by the pounding rhythm section of Mike Koch on drums and bass-player Matt Schor.

"Staring at a Static Screen" is a bashing, beautiful, unyielding concrete slab that, like its creators, simply does not give in. Adherents of CANCER BATS, ZEKE and THE MELVINS may latch onto different chunks of the album, which ranges from the face-ripping energy of 'Burn the River' to the stunningly contemplative Fleetwood Mac cover 'What Makes You Think You're the One'. T-TOPS are back and their mission statement is simply to kick ass as hard as humanly possible.

Release date: May 28


Patrick Waters – guitars, vocals

Matt Schor – bass, vocals

Mike Koch – drums

Recorded & mixed by Matt Schor at The War Room.

Mastered by Dan Randall at Mammoth Sound Mastering

Artwork & layout by Patrick Waters and Eli Kasan

Graphic materials are avilable at this link: (click here for Dropbox)

Available formats

"Staring at a Static Screen" is available as digisleeve CD and vinyl LP in red/black marble.


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