Knuckle Puck premier video for new track “Pretense” and info for new album!

Pop-punk band, Knuckle Puck have premiered their new track,“Pretense.”

“Pretense” is the third single off the band’s debut full length ‘Copacetic’ out July 31st, 2015 via Rise Records. Fans can pre-order the album, as well as watch the video for “Disdain,” above!

Knuckle Puck most recently premiered their new track, “True Contrite,” with SPIN. Can stream the single here:

On Copacetic (named one of the Most Anticipated Albums of 2015 by Alternative Press), the band set out to flip the script on what’s expected from Knuckle Puck without losing sight of the foundation that’s converted thousands of devoted fans around the world: rough-around-the-edges urgency buoyed by vocalist Joe Taylor’s explosive, gritty vocals.

The name, Copacetic, was plucked from a lyric on the album’s sprawling 7-minute closing track, “Untitled.” Copacetic is a title that might sound vaguely beatnik, but it’s entirely applicable to the charge set forth on the album’s 11 songs.

“When we thought of the album title, we thought it was a way to say, ‘OK, here’s an album of things I’m upset about and hurt over,’” says guitarist Nick Casasanto. “But at the end of the day, everything’s fine, everything’s copacetic, because you have to look at what you do have. I think it’s important, especially in this scene, not to magnify depression and wear it like a badge. You should use music to feel better.”

It’s this refreshing sense of perspective, along with a fire-charged pop-punk sound, that has helped set Knuckle Puck on a rapid trajectory over the past few years. Breaking from Chicago’s southern suburbs in 2011, the band — Taylor, guitarists Casasanto and Kevin Maida, bassist Ryan Rumchaks and drummer John Siorek — are regarded as one of the genre’s hottest up-and-coming acts, as seen on tour with the likes of The Maine, Real Friends, Modern Baseball, and Senses Fail.

Copacetic will be released July 31, 2015 via Rise Records.


1. Wall to Wall (Depreciation)
2. Disdain
3. Poison Pen
4. Swing
5. Ponder
6. Evergreen
7. True Contrite
8. Stationary
9. In Your Crosshairs
10. Pretense
11. Untitled

You can catch Knuckle Puck on tour supporting State Champs in the UK at the following dates:

15th September Belfast QUB Students Union
17th September Liverpool O2 Academy 2
18th September Birmingham Asylum
19th September Newcastle O2 Academy 2
21st September Glasgow Kings Tuts
22nd September Leeds Stylus
23rd September Manchester Sound Control
24th September Nottingham Rescue Rooms
25th September London O2 Academy Islington
26th September Southampton 1865
3rd October Kingston Hippodrome

Danny Peart
Editor / Live Music Photographer / Journalist at Soundcheck-Live

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