Band: Passed Out
Single: “Bukowski & Brautigan’
RIYL: Desaparecidos, Japandroids
The Buffalo, NY emo[tional]-punk outfit, Passed Out (f. 2015) consider themselves a champion for the despondent; turning inward to channel their emotional vulnerability and unguarded passion in an effort to write songs for those wearing their heavy hearts on their sleeves. Coming off their August 2016 debut EP ‘Infinite Regression,’ which the band described as an “encapsulation of their energetic and raw live sound.” With their forthcoming EP ‘the Aforementioned and how it Pertains to Absolutely Nothing’ (due for release on October 20, 2017) Passed Out aims to ascend to a more refined sound, whilst remaining true to the youthful angst that has brought the band notoriety within the Buffalo music scene.
With, ‘Bukowski & Brautigan,’ an aggressively angst-y anthem and the latest single from the bands forthcoming EP, Passed Out is picking up where they left off with Infinite Regression. On the surface, the lyrics describe a slight that lay to rest an important relationship; however, in accordance with most of their songs, there exists a much deeper subjectivity beneath the façade of a catchy framework. Furthermore, ‘Bukowski & Brautigan’ wrestles with the ramifications of losing someone; an important limb of oneself and retreating into the depths of seclusion.
Passed Out currently consists of focal songwriter and guitarist, Andy Pothier (Pine Fever and Deadwolf); bass player, Jake Rogers; lead-guitarist, Dominic Sciarrino (the Stockcar Boys); and drummer, Dan Schwach (Folkfaces, the Observers, and Tiny Rhymes).