Featuring Andy Guida (Supertouch, Altercation, Running Like Thieves, Absolution) and Matt Warnke (Bold, Running Like Thieves, etc.), While We Wait plays uptempo hardcore with a heavy emphasis on melody. Recorded at Guida's Six III Studio in Queens, NY, While We Wait's three-song debut 7" just hit stores courtesy of No Echo contributor Freddy Alva's own Wardance Records.
The 7" kicks off with "King's Ransom," a track that features a few tempo shifts and interesting guitar riff transitions. It's a dynamic song that keeps pulsating forward 'til around the 1:40 mark, where it breaks down and slows the speed up for its closing minutes. "By Now You Should Know Right From Wrong" is a barnburner with a skate punk feel in its verse sections. Warnke's vocals have a lot of personality to them, and suit the song's lyrical bite and punk vibe. "All the Plans You Made" falls a bit more in the classic NYHC mold that Guida and Warnke cut their teeth in.
I know Guida is very busy running his studio and engineering a ton of recording sessions, but I'd love to see While We Wait continue to work together and make a proper full-length in the near future.
Check out Freddy Alva's 2015 interview with Andy Guida to find out more about his various projects.
- Wardance Records (7")