Today, Kansas City hardcore meets powerviolence band SPINE have unleashed their new single “Vaico”. The track follows the already released “P.O.C.” from their upcoming third full-length, Raíces, out June 30th on Convulse Records. On “Vacio,” SPINE deliver a blend of thrashy riffs, rapid drums, and jagged Spanish-sung vocals that exude desolation in the absence of joy. You can hear the track now on Bandcamp and streaming services.

Expanding on the lyrics, vocalist Antonio Marquez states:

“As your world continues to steal your happiness and your purpose, nothing else remains except hurt, pain, and anger.”

With eight releases under their belt, it’s no surprise the running joke in the band is “this is going to be our last record,” but with Raíces, SPINE have created a sonic assault that attests to the band’s longevity. Recorded in a steel storage unit that the band converted into a practice space, the record was helmed by guitarist Alex Tunks with most of the instrumental output arranged by bassist Max Chaney (who recently amicably parted ways with the band), and then mastered by Will Killingsworth at Dead Air Studios. The majority of the tracks on the album clock in under one minute, delivering a persistent urgency with biting guitars, frenzied drums, and throaty vocals from Marquez delivered in a mix of Spanish and English. Lyrically, the record grapples with the interplay of heritage and identify, family, and world outlook in the face of oppressive governments. The band pulls from a unique blend of influences, The band pulls from a unique blend of influences, citing ‘80s crossover bands like Siege and Die Kreuzen to Cuban singer-songwriter Polo Montañez, not only in sound but in the ethos of being true to yourself.

SPINE’s invigorating sound translates to their energy-packed live show, which has been on full display across North America and at festivals like Sound and Fury and This Is Hardcore. The band is will head to the east coast in July for a short run with labelmates Destiny Bond. Full dates below.

Raíces is available now for preorder through Convulse Records.

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