January 22nd, 2014 by Larry


Having made a name for themselves over the last few years as one of hardcore’s most honest and sincere bands, PRAISE now prepares to deliver one of the most anticipated records of the year. “Lights Went Out” builds upon the foundation of the band’s two previous EPs (“Growing. Changing. Healing.” and “Two Songs”) and exceeds the standards set with their earlier work. Strong references to the evolving mid-80’s Dischord Records catalog (Minor Threat, Embrace, Dag Nasty) meld effortlessly with the urgency of melodic straightedge bands like Verbal Assault and Turning Point in a way that only PRAISE can. Recorded with Will Yip (Title Fight, Blacklisted) Lights Went Out sounds… well, perfect; the product of years of painstaking development and evolution, crafted with precision and care, fine tuned to the highest standards, and delivered with confidence. Lyrically, Andy Norton offers himself to you unprotected by pretense and unfiltered by ego and confronts his insecurities with an honesty and vulnerability that few people can. This is the kind of record that helps others by sharing the burden. Reach deep.

Pre-orders will kick off on Tuesday, February 4th at


  1. (B)OLD Says:

    verbal assault was never a sxe-band!

  2. ShayKM Says:

    This is very much in the vein of Embrace: open chords, dynamic melodies, pleading vocals. I don’t hear anything from the Dischord catalog except Rev summer in this. Certainly no Minor Threat! It’s great, but not at all what the description asks us to hear. This might stand up well next to the Fuel (SF), Navio Forge, John Henry West stuff done by Mike Kirsch et al.

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