PREMIERE: Go Deep’s “Slumberland” is hardcore that will keep you awake at night

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photo: Bon Duke

When most people think of music from Brooklyn, New York, they probably think of whatever the latest hipster craze is—something that’s dour and dancey, with more than just a nod to an ’80s band. Go Deep, however, comes nowhere close to that mold: The Brooklyn quartet trades in hardcore, the way it was meant to be played—mid-tempo and pummeling—and with their debut album, Influence, the band continues the tradition of NYHC that was started decades ago by the likes of Agnostic Front and Madball. Today, we’re premiering that album’s opening track, “Slumberland.” Vocalist Kris Kneale comments:

“The record touches on a lot of the battles we fight with ourselves. This is the first song and I think it sets that tone well. There are a lot of heavy ideas to process as you listen through the record, and I felt nightmares were an easy place to start. When I am especially stressed or anxious, I have a lot more trouble sleeping and it becomes an ongoing cycle. Dive in.”

Go Deep’s Influence will be released November 5 via 6131 Records and can be pre-ordered here.

Catch Go Deep on tour with Fashion Week and Gouge Away this fall:

10/30 Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus w/Fashion Week
11/01 Montclair, NJ @ The Meatlocker w/Fashion Week
11/02 Philadelphia, PA @ Lava Space w/Fashion Week
11/03 Baltimore, MD @ Charm City Art Space w/Fashion Week
11/04 Harrisonburg, VA @ Crayola House w/Fashion Week
11/06 Greenville, SC @ The Soundbox Tavern w/Fashion Week
11/08 Jacksonville, FL @ Rain Dogs w/Gouge Away
11/09 Orlando, FL @ Uncle Lou’s w/Gouge Away
11/12 Pompano Beach, FL @ Solid Sound Studios w/Gouge Away
11/13 St. Petersburg, FL @ Lucky you Tattoo w/Gouge Away
11/14 Tallahassee, FL @ The Shark Tank w/Gouge Away
11/15 Panama City, FL @ A&M Theatre w/Gouge Away
11/17 New Orleans, LA @ Siberia Bar
11/18 Austin, TX @ Monkey Wrench Books
11/19 Fort Worth, TX @ 1919 Hemphill
11/20 Abilene, TX @ Primal Skateshop
11/24 Las Vegas, NV @ Sandhill House
11/25 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Underground
11/27 Reno, NV @ Fort Ryland
11/28 Hayward, CA @ Sky Limit Skateshop
11/30 Fullerton, CA @ Programme HQ