Ocean County Beach Punk Rockers After The Burn describe themselves as " 4 dudes, who's songs are fed by angst and turmoil," who "serve up catchy songs about broken dreams, while leading pretty normal lives along the Jersey Shore." They are the first band I have come across that instead of listing bands and artists as influences, they list life experiences, including:
Tragic Life Moments
thoughts and emotions
Frustrated Anger and Pain
Broken Hearts and Broken Dreams
Dealing With It
While channeling such influences, they manage to stay clear of the Emo realm. They don't sound whiny, but do maintain a certain Generation X-like angst. Their songs are fast-paced, full of energy and come across as much more upbeat than their influences would suggest. The band appears to be all about overcoming adversity and their beach vibe fits in very well on their Jersey Shore home turf.
You can catch them in action right down the street from the beach in Long Branch when they rock The Brighton Bar on March 25. They're on the bill with Overmind, Jon Caspi and The First Gun, Bionic Monkey and Aristicants. Doors are at 8pm. Tickets are just $8. More info at brightonbar.com.
After The Burn's new album "Frustrate On Repeat" is out now. You can score it along with the band's entire discography at aftertheburn.bandcamp.com
To learn more about After The Burn, check out their facebook page!
After The Burn's video for "Paradise Hell" was Recorded and filmed at Eight Sixteen Studios by SpinCycle Productions.