The Cross

from by Pawns

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    After two 7″s and a split cassette (w/ Cemetery), New York City’s Anarcho-Deathrock hybrid PAWNS are poised to release their debut full length “The Gallows” this summer. Against the landscape drawn up by 80s influenced post-punk, Pawns cast a more complex shadow than it’s predecessors, exploring dark and desperate melodies, rooted in classic peace-punk yet teaming in vision and avoidance of categorization. The clean, driving basslines thump alongside a rhythmic framework of tom-driven percussion with a wash of choral echoing guitar tones. In this melodic maelstrom of bleak gothic punk sits frontman Gage Allison whose ominous vocals call to mind the genre pushing industrial post punk delivery of bands like Killing Joke. Engineered by Ben Greenberg (Uniform)
    This record is released by Mass Media Records / Nothing But A Nightmare out of Orange County, Ca. Please visit our brick and mortar studio/shop in Garden Grove, Ca.

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from The Gallows, released July 28, 2017



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Mass Media Records Costa Mesa, California

Modern dark music label founded in the early 90s as a vehicle for the burgeoning peace punk movement in Orange County, CA featuring bands like Media Children, Autonomy, Resist and Exist and More. Our love for the death rock, peace punk, and dark synth music that got us going as kids has only intensified with time. We hope you enjoy! ... more

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