Neckscars is a four-piece Post-Hardcore band based out of New York City, with members living in the Northern side of the greater metro area. Having come together back in 2019 as long time friends and occasional bandmates, they have culminated in putting together a sound that is familiar to fans of Hot Water Music, Nothington, Leatherface, Seaweed, but they are far from a carbon copy of any of those bands.
Principal songwriter/vocalist/guitarist Will Romeo and guitarist/backing vocalist Justin Parish join the podcast today to discuss the band’s new album, Don’t Panic, and also give us an insight into the beginnings of the band and where they are headed. The individual members of the band each perform in other projects alongside Neckscars, and are veterans of the music scene, showing a maturity in their songwriting and overall approach to the craft.
During the pandemic, the band opted to push forward with the release of the album, partnering up with Sell The Heart Records (hey, that’s us!!) and Engineer Records (UK). The album has seen some high praise, and with shows starting to slowly return, they have already gotten to work with shows in their home area with homies Jukebox Romantics, American Thrills, Oh! The Humanity, and more and they are certainly eager to get the band on the road.
During the episode, we talk about how their music translates well to acoustic, how they have all become interested in bikes as they’ve gotten older, and the two lay out some bands that you should keep on your radar, and as always, they give me their 5 desert island albums. Be sure to watch the whole episode to catch the music video for their single, “Jarring.”
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Question The Answers Podcast is hosted by Andy Pohl, who is the founder of Sell The Heart Records and the guitar player for Tsunami Bomb. Every week we will be presenting a brand new episode featuring an individual that has made a contribution to the independent music scene in some way. Check back here on Wednesdays for a premiere of each episode, and you’ll also be able to find us on Spotify, Apple Music, Stitcher and other audio podcast streaming services in the days following the initial premiere.