In life, you either evolve or die. In punk, you either evolve or turn into Pennywise, and nobody wants that. So it should be no surprise that after three straight full-lengths of bouncy, gruff punk that fit perfectly in between the Lawrence Arms and the Loved Ones in your record collections, Fort Collins, Colorado, quartet Elway are changing it up a little on their new album Better Whenever, for their own sanity if nothing else. The songs are a little bit slower, a lot more thought out and a smidge more musically adventurous. But even if the tempo drops, the punk rock spirit Elway has carried for nearly a decade is still front and center. Today, we’re bringing you the title track off Better Whenever, a midtempo anthem-in-training that features a chorus so immediately goose bump-inducing that it’s sure to make the windows of whatever venue the band plays at the Fest this year rattle with the voices of hundreds of drunk punks screaming along. Vocalist/guitarist Tim Browne explains:
“I wrote this song while really roughing it at a house on the shore of Big Spirit Lake, Iowa. It is my favorite song that I’ve ever written and I couldn’t be happier with it. I sincerely hope you dig it.”
Better Whenever comes out July 24 via Red Scare Industries and can be pre-ordered here.
Catch Elway at the following festivals this fall:
Aug 28-30 – Denver, CO @ Riot Fest
Sep 11-13 – Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest
Oct 30-Nov 1 – Gainesville, FL @ The Fest