Lansing, MI’s Homelife is excited to announce their debut full-length, Translation, will be released by Black Numbers (Grey Area, Go Rydell, Luther, PJ Bond) and Bermuda Mohawk (Cheap Girls, Tin Horn Prayer, imadethismistake) May 15, 2012.
The 12″ vinyl for Homelife’s Translation will be limited to 500 on black vinyl and is available for Pre-Order now. The first single from Translation, “Viewfinder”, is streaming exclusively on Alternative Press right now!
Carrying the torch for rugged Midwest bands into the next generation of punk rock, Homelife is expanding upon its forebears with 2012 full-length debut, Translation. Since forming in 2009 in the same rugged plains and college towns around Lansing, MI as like-minded acts such as Small Brown Bike and Cheap Girls, the band’s debut full-length album marks not only a progression for Homelife and its members’ roots in hardcore acts, but for the genre itself.
Translation follows up Homelife’s 2011 split with Bike Tuff as well as their 2009 Demo. Both can be downloaded for free here.
While the members’ hardcore background is still on display in some aspects of Translation (most of the songs clock-in the 2:30 range and sound best played LOUD), the sparkling and sharply-cut dynamics on display have set the ideal background for Weston’s unique delivery and lyrics that throwback to the sincerity of 90’s favorites such as Jawbreaker, Knapsack (whom the band covers here), and The Promise Ring. Taking a number of sonic risks, beyond what its peers may have been comfortable with, represented a monstrous swing from Homelife and a clear homerun with Translation, which is almost certain to gain traction one of the best surprise debut LP’s in punk rock that 2012 will have to offer.
02. Unsteady Hands
03. No Direction
05. Paradigm Shift
07. To Elude
10. Lasting Impressions