Reunited Canadian hardcore band Chokehold will have a new record entitled “With This Thread I Hold On” released through Good Fight Music on April 19th. A first track called “2.0” is streaming ahead of that for you below.
Comments frontman Chris Logan speaking of the new single:
“‘2.0‘ is a song about the hardcore community and the use of social media to tear down like-minded individuals within it. Hardcore was built on our collective discomfort with society, but it now seems that it’s promoting more dissatisfaction among ourselves. In a way, we are losing sight of what this is supposed to be about and how we should be treating each other.
Political discussion in hardcore is becoming stagnant over the fear of alienation over the difference of opinion. While the world is falling apart around us, we are happy to cut and paste and copy and share our revolution blindly because we are too busy internalizing, shaming and collecting hardcore toys. No more us versus us, it’s us versus them.”
“We are incredibly fortunate as a band to be still doing this thing after so many years. We are even luckier to be doing it with our longtime friends at Good Fight. We have always wanted this group to be a vessel for us as individuals to vent our ideas and our anger about injustices, politics and life challenges.
The world seems like it’s in its death throes and we are constantly bombarded with those things designed to keep us sedate and in place. It’s especially easy in these times to become victims of those traps and to feel overwhelmed and helpless. This record covers a lot of uncomfortable topics but moving forward means talking about them and exposing them. This band and this music is the thread we are holding on by, the thing that gives us a voice to be heard and hopefully allows us to make a change no matter how small.”