South bay punks Deviates have announced plans to release Holding Out, their first new batch of songs in 20 years, on September 17th. 500 limited edition translucent blood red vinyl copies of Holding Out are also available. Vinyl Ships 11/15.
Twenty years ago, Deviates were considered “the future of punk rock.” The South Bay band encapsulated everything that was right about Southern California’s late ’90s/early 2000s punk scene, and they seemed poised to explode after consecutive summers on the Warped Tour and the success of Time is the Distance, their sophomore effort.
A year later, they weren’t even a band anymore.
“At the time, it seemed like being a part of the future of punk rock required devotion to being in a touring band for life, which wasn’t really what I think we had intended or what we thought it was gonna be,” says lead singer Brian Barbara. “When we started the band in 1994, we didn’t think that it would be anything. We were just kids playing the music we listened to, and punk rock was the soundtrack to our lives. By the time it evolved and grew to where we were putting out records, life had changed and we were ready to lay it down, and we didn’t know if that would be forever or when we’d pick it back up again.”
The first single and music video “Wasted” is now streaming everywhere.
Check out the video for ‘Wasted’ below or alternatively you can stream the track via the following link.
Orders Deviates Merch and vinyl via the following here.