Issues Release New Song “Drink About It,” Announce Tour with Polyphia, Lil Aaron and Sleep Token


Last I checked in with Issues several years ago they were a fourth-gen copycat metalcore band. Either that assessment was a snap judgment that was way off (very possible) or I’m far behind the times (also very possible), because the band’s new song, “Drink About It,” is basically a modern pop song with a few chugs in it. It’s got all the hallmarks of a pop gem you’d hear on the radio — a big, hooky, Maroon 5-like chorus, a glitchy beat, auto-tuned vocals, a concise, three-and-a-half minute runtime, etc. — but it just so happens to be played by metal dudes.

Truthfully, I greatly prefer this version of Issues to the prior version (or what I thought the prior version was) because at least this song is pushing boundaries, ya know? I don’t know of any other bands doing this exact thing. It’s all hella catchy and deftly executed on its own right. In short: I happily eat crow on whatever negative words I slung Issues’ way in the past!

Check out “Drink About It” below. New album Beautiful Oblivion comes out on October 4 via Rise Records. The band just announced a fall tour with Polyphia, Lil Aaron and Sleep Token; dates underneath the video.

11/7 Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
11/8 San Antonio, TX @ The Aztec Theater
11/9 Houston, TX @ House Of Blues
11/10 Dallas, TX @ House Of Blues
11/12 Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
11/13 Phoenix, AZ @ The Pressroom
11/14 Los Angeles, CA @ The Mayan
11/15 San Diego, CA @ House Of Blues
11/16 Sacramento, CA @ Ace Of Spades
11/17 San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom
11/18 Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
11/19 Seattle, WA @ Showbox at The Market
11/20 Boise, ID @ Revolution
11/22 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
11/23 Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
11/25 Lawrence, KS @ The Granada
11/26 Des Moine, IA @ Wooly’s
11/27 Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity
11/29 Cleveland, OH @ House Of Blues
11/30 Grand Rapids, MI @ Elevation
12/1 Chicago, IL @ House Of Blues
12/2 Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall
12/3 Toronto, ON @ Opera House
12/4 Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
12/6 New York City, NY @ Gramercy
12/7 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
12/8 Philadelphia, PA @ TLA
12/9 New York City, NY @ Gramercy
12/10 New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place
12/11 Reading, PA @ Reverb
12/12 Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
12/13 Charlotte, NC @ Underground
12/14 Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead Theater
12/15 Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House Of Blues

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