This is All We Ever Get

Buffalo, NY hardcore band Spaced will release their new album "This is All We Ever Get" on March 22, 2024 via Revelation Records. Spaced live up to their name, blending hardcore with out of this world sounds to create an explosive and hallucinogenic landscape. Originally formed in 2019, the Buffalo, NY based band would burst onto the scene in 2021 with their four-song demo, followed by the 2022 compilation, Spaced Jams and a dual single in 2023, both on New Morality Zine. The band’s vitality and unique take on the genre caught the attention of long-standing home to hardcore Revelation Records, who will release Spaced’s new record, This Is All We Ever Get in March 2024. On the album, the band pulls from a wide range of influences, while still staying centered around individuality.

As the band expands: “We’ve always had the intention of approaching hardcore with a traditional base—taking our influence from bands like The Rival Mob, Suicidal Tendencies, Gorilla Biscuits, and so many others—but adding textures and sounds that you might hear from bands like Sonic Youth, My Bloody Valentine, The Cure, Swans, etc. This release is our most confident work yet, and we feel stronger in what we’re doing with every facet of the band. We want the riffs and vocals to hit and impact anyone who listens—whether you’re discussing the record or a live setting—while adding reverb, flange, and delay in sections to fulfill the “SPACED” sound. We’re continually shaping what that means for us, and look forward to keep developing our sound in the hardcore space.”

Working with Jay Zubricky (Mindforce, Terror) at GCR Audio in Buffalo, NY, Spaced knocked out recording over a few days in May 2023 and sent the album off for mastering with Will Killingsworth (Orchid) at Dead Air Studios. The eight tracks on This Is All We Ever Get are enthralling and dynamic, with the longest run time hitting two minutes and thirty seconds. Opener “Landslide” leads with a huge bounce, as vocalist Lexi Reyngoudt’s shouty approach drives off the band’s circling rhythms primed for side-to-side mosh. As the album continues, punchy tracks lay between rich textures, like on the run from instrumental “AIATB” to the powerful “Rat Race.” Dizzying riffs and distortion highlight “Cosmic Groove” as the crushing chant of “I need I need I need I need, I need something to set me free. I know I know I know I know, I’m feeling stuck inside your world,” hold as an anthem for the record. The band’s range shines on closer “Running Man,” providing an impassioned delivery centered on breaking out of the mindset of feeling stuck. And while the band’s lyrics may focus on inner-struggles, their outward trajectory is continuing to ascend.

Check out the singles "Landslide" and "Rat Race" below from the forthcoming LP.

RIYL: Turnstile, Scowl, Gel, Buggin