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Hometown: Richmond, VA (USA)

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There's a certain point in your 20's where you either give in and start working for that American dream of suburban retirement, or you double down on your own path and figure out what drives you. The four members of Worn In Red all hit that crossroads awhile ago, and clearly decided to work toward their own definitions of happiness. For them, writing interesting, evocative songs - and lighting a room on fire when those songs are played - is a crucial part of feeling alive. It makes the frustrations of this world more bearable. And when you do it with some of your best friends, it can be more fun than anything you ever imagined.



Worn In Red have addressed these themes in their music over the years. The pummeling catharsis of 2009's In The Offing (No Idea) reflected the fading hope that punk rock might still have a role to play in the brighter tomorrows being promised at the time. But with 2012's Banshees (No Idea), Worn In Red eschew reliance on such grand abstract notions, and instead celebrate reliance on each other. Banshees extolls the people in our lives who help us remain true to our own paths no matter how difficult it gets. It also excoriates the institutions that make this quest for authenticity so difficult in the first place. The sound of Banshees mirrors this mix of optimism and struggle, with potent melodies that are both unconventionally memorable and gloriously frenetic. Combined with a locked-on rhythm section and vocals that could inspire a cavalry charge, the cohesive set of bangers Worn In Red offers on this latest release shows a band in its prime, ready to inspire a legion of people to follow their hearts.


Reviews

Worn in Red Banshees

Worn in Red

Banshees (2012)

No Idea Records

The Measure [SA] / Worn in Red live in Philadelphia

The Measure [SA] / Worn in Red

live in Philadelphia (2010)

live show

Worn in Red In the Offing

Worn in Red

In the Offing (2009)

No Idea

Benard / Worn in Red Split [7 inch]

Benard / Worn in Red

Split [7 inch] (2008)

Alaska / No Brakes

Media: Worn in Red: "White Heavens, Dark Daydreams"
Though the album is already out digitally, Worn in Red continue to release songs from their upcoming No Idea Records release, Banshees. It's on…
July 27, 2012
Streams: Worn in Red: "Blackout"
We've got a stream of a new song from Richmond, VA-based Worn in Red. The band is releasing the digital version of Banshees this week. It's on…
July 19, 2012
Media: Worn in Red: "The Road"
No Idea Records punk outfit Worn in Red have announced their next album and posted a new song from it. Due out August 7, 2012, the album is titled Banshees. It's the first new full…
July 03, 2012
Media: Algernon Cadwallader, Restorations, Red Collar confirmed for Treasure Fest
Treasure Fest, a two day festival held in Charlotte, NC, have announced the details for their second year. The fest will feature acts such as Algernon Cadwallader, Restorations,…
February 15, 2012
Tours: Campaign (east coast)
Campaign will be hitting the road this week for dates on the east coast with Off With Their Heads, Dead To Me, Banquets, Worn in Red…
August 08, 2011
Contests: Shoot a commercial for Best Friend's Day, win stuff
Best Friend's Day need your help. The event needs a commercial to help promote the ton of bands performing which currently includes: 7 Seconds, Against Me!, Baroness, Big Eyes, Capsule, Converge,…
July 05, 2011
Contests: Best Friends Day adds Zero Boys, Kevin Seconds, Mikey Erg
Best Friends Day 10, a Richmond tradition taking place August 18-21, has added Zero Boys, Kevin Seconds, Mikey Erg, Tubers, Sexy Crimes and hometown…
June 06, 2011
Contests: Converge, 7 Seconds, Against Me! at Best Friends Day 2011
The initial lineup for this year's Best Friends Day has been announced. This year's edition will be happening August 18-21 in Richmond, VA and will feature performances from Against Me!, 7 Seconds, Converge, Corrosion of Conformity (Animosity lineup), Pg. 99,…
March 31, 2011
Contests: Hot Water Music, Against Me!, more confirmed for Fest 10
It's only February, but the organizers behind The Fest 10 have announced much of the lineup. The Fest will be happening October 28-30 in Gainesville, FL and will feature performances from Hot Water Music, Against…
February 25, 2011
Contests: Worn In Red, Attack! Vipers!, OK Pilot announce 3-way split
German-based Yo-Yo Records have announced plans to release a three-way (kinky!) split featuring Worn in Red, Attack! Vipers! and OK Pilot. In the name of synergy, the release is currently slated for February 2011, when the bands will be touring Europe together. More details are expected…
December 17, 2010

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