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Shades Apart: Garden State Melodic Punk Greats Return with “95” (PREMIERE)

Like the Descedents or Agent Orange, Shades Apart is one of those melodic punk bands that even the staunchest hardcore fan fell in love with back in the day. The pride of Bridgewater Township, New Jersey, Shades Apart formed in 1988, quickly forging a strong connection with the hardcore scene from the start.

While their earlier discography features releases on such hardcore-minded labels as Wishingwell Records and Revelation Records, the trio would go on to go the major label route for a couple of albums, scoring some radio success along the way.

Now, after close to two decades since their last album (2001's Eyewitness), Shades Apart will be returning with Eternal Echo, their seventh studio full-length.

Mixed and mastered by the supremely talented Jason Livermore at the Blasting Room (ALL, Face to Face), the album will be out later this month. But let's get into a new track from the record called "95" that No Echo has the honor of premiering for our readers here today:

Shades Apart shared the following about the song's lyrics:

"The track '95' is a tribute to the community of friends and musicians who inspired us, and a generation of youth breaking down walls and making an impact in arts and culture and real life. They echo forever, like a soundtrack for our lives"

Eternal Echo will be out on August 28 via Hell Minded Records and can be pre-ordered today.

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