Better Days Will Haunt You have announced that they’ve signed No Edits, a band formerly known as Fixtures, to the label’s roster joining Mall Walker, Del Paxton, Pswingset and more. The trio will release their new album in 2023. In the meantime, catch them performing in the Northwest and Seattle, Washington, area all year.
Comprised of Jeff Bartlett (bass), Matt Maisano (drums), Kyle Shaffer (guitar/vocals), in 2022 performed live at Robert Lang Studios, a studio used by the biggest names in Seattle rock including Nirvana, Soundgarden, Queensryche, Alice In Chains, and released an EP from the performance (available here). Watch it here.
Prior to that, the band released their debut, Life In Retreat, an effort that puts emphasis on the instrumentation and odd song structures, capturing a restlessness and tension throughout. The songs twist and turn, but never abandon an underlying groove laid down by the rhythm section, calling to mind early-aughts Washington D.C. post-hardcore and math rock. While the songs pay tribute to past influences, the group explores thoroughly modern themes through lyrics about climate change and the adverse effects of technology on our humanity. Listen to it here.
Photo courtesy of No Edits