I'm uploading the entire Close To Home Records discography on to YouTube over the next week or so, and we start with Shortcuts self titled from 2012.
This is the record that kick-started Close To Home Records back in 2012. No one would release my bands EP... so I did. 4 years later here we are.
Personally, I'm still pretty proud of this little 3-track EP. It was the first time I'd been a part of a band who recorded something, and it was also the first time I got to read nice things about something I'd done in A Short Fanzine About Rocking, which I thought was the coolest thing ever.
We also played shows with Into It. Over It., Koji, Starters, Driveway,Basement, Dead Swans, Moose Blood, Losing Sleep... the list goes on. Basically - it was a fun time, and this EP acts as a time capsule for that brand of melodic hardcore / pop-punk crossover that blew-up in 2009... even though it was released in 2012.