Bad Copy


DISTANTS Releases Video for “Belly Up” Off Debut LP

DISTANTS has announced the release of their first LP via Salinas Records! The album will be released on May 31st and is currently available for pre-order.

Below is a write up on the record from Salinas Records’ Marco Reosti:

“DISTANTS, at one point, were a Chicago band. Back in 2016, when the band started, the members were all based in the Windy City, but as the years passed life got more complicated. Today the band describes itself as having members who ‘live in various cities throughout the eastern Midwest,’ with no specific home base. The kinds of complications that prompted that shift feel like the same things that fuel Alex Angus’s songwriting on this LP. Angus, who sings and plays guitar, described the record as being about ‘loss/grief, ego, shit jobs, and self-awareness’ and there’s a cathartic quality to songs like ‘Belly Up’ and ‘Jolly Good.’ But the record, which weaves between punk, emo and indie-rock, is anything but a downer. The opener, ‘Great Lakes Paving Company,’ soars with dueling guitars from Angus and Mynor Gonzalez while backed by Steve Brewer on drums and Zach Leipham on bass. DISTANTS’ LP has a classic Midwestern quality of sounding shiny and bright and gruff and dark all at the same time.”

The band has released the music video for the first single off the album, a song called “Belly Up.” Watch the video below and make sure to pre-order your copy of the new album today!

  1. Fat Guy Fest

    Fat Guy Fest 4 Announces Lineup ft. Signals Midwest, Bong Mountain, The Penske File & More

    Three days of pizza, beer and the best of the Midwest.

  2. Show Review
    Show Review

    Captain, We’re Sinking, Turnspit, Distants, & Merit Badge in Chicago, IL

    Out on a school night and ready to rage... accordingly.

  3. Fat Guy Fest

    Win tickets to Fat Guy Fest 4 ft. Signals Midwest, The Penske File, Bong Mountain & more!

    Enter to win two passes to Fat Guy Fest Aug. 4-6!

  4. Signals Midwest
    Show Review
    Show Review

    Signals Midwest, Bong Mountain, & More at Fat Guy Fest 4 in Kalamazoo, MI

    Beer, pizza, and the best of the Great Lakes.

  5. Record Review
    Record Review

    Distants – S/T

    I love this band so much it's stupid

  6. Feature

    Best of 2018: Ty’s List of Everything Worth Celebrating

    I am so tired! I am having the best time!

  7. News

    Skitchin’ Announces Third Annual Festival Lineup & New Compilation Album

  8. Feature

    Best of 2019: Ty’s List Of Everything Worth Celebrating

    This is just excessive at this point. I'm sorry?

Show Menu Close Menu Diamond Dots Tag Background Left Tag Right Tag icon-Interview Show Review Stream Tour Record Review Book Review TV Video Movie Contest Select Area