Disconnect Disconnect Records (This Is A Standoff, Luther, Jet Market) is excited to welcome Lipona to its growing roster. The punk label will issue the Tallahassee, FL outfit’s newest full-length, Networks, on June 18th, 2012 in the UK, while Lipona will self-release the album Stateside.
Networks will be available digitally and as a 12″ LP, with the latter being limited to 250 on white vinyl. Stay tuned for pre-orders, which will launch in a few weeks.
To celebrate today’s announcement, Disconnect Disconnect and Lipona have teamed up with Alternative Press for an exclusive debut of the song “Breakthrough.” To stream the first single from Networks, go here.
Networks is the follow-up to Lipona’s critically acclaimed 2009 EP, Pigeonholed (available for free download), as well as the band’s debut long-player, Atlas (2008). While previous releases have been outward-looking and pseudo-philosophical, Networks finds the four piece treading more personal waters, such as coping with loss and the delicate balance of musical ambition with the transition into adulthood.
Lipona’s sound, however, remains firmly anchored in the technically precise, fiery punk rock that first attracted us to the Florida quartet nearly four years ago. Scorching riffs and a pummeling rhythm section remind the listener that thrash-y, hardcore-inspired skatepunk is alive and well, yet front man Yamil Velez’s vocals soar through shimmering choruses and introspective instrumental passages. Perhaps Lipona’s most noteworthy attribute is its ability to temper the relentless, forward-moving attack with a seemingly unending infusion of melody and atmosphere. Simply put, Networks is the continuing evolution of Lipona’s inspiring, progressive hybrid-punk sound.
02. The River
03. Rights of Passage
07. The Last
08. On Giants