Punknews is excited to premiere the first track from Seattle pop-punk/indie act Encourager. The song, "Unswimming Lessons," comes off of the band's forthcoming LP, Rager. Pre-orders for the album are up now, with a digital release date of May13th, and physical copies shipping out soon thereafter.
This is the band's first LP, and follows up their 2014 extended EP I Get A Kick Out Of Jokes. I'd best describe Encourager's sound as what would happen if Nerfherder on their best day and early-era Weezer had a baby, but with quite a few unexpected hooks all their own (I'm especially fond of the breakdown in the third act on this song).