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March 22, 2024

Breaking Chains and Finding Hope: 

Bridge City Sinners Release New Single from Upcoming Album. 

By Racketeer Radio KFQX  |  March 22, 2024 | 

From the misty, pine-covered hills of the Pacific Northwest emerges a musical force unlike any other. The Bridge City Sinners, hailing from Portland, Oregon, defy traditional genre boundaries with their eclectic blend of Americana, New Era jazz, and Appalachian death folk. This unconventional string band has carved a niche for themselves in the music scene, captivating audiences with their raw talent and unapologetically punk ethos.

The Sinners' journey began humbly, as they took to the sidewalks across the country, busking and honing their craft. Fuelled by a DIY mentality, they founded their own record label, Flail Records, and released albums that spoke to the soul of their nomadic existence. Their breakout album, "Unholy Hymns," stormed into the American Billboard charts, peaking at #70 for current album sales in September 2021, catapulting the band into the national spotlight.

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Despite their newfound success, the Bridge City Sinners remain grounded, staying true to their roots while embarking on extensive national and international tours. From the legendary stages of Punk Rock Bowling to the gritty vibes of Riot Fest, their electrifying live performances have garnered a dedicated following within the punk community and beyond.

Now, as they gear up for their upcoming album, "Age Of Doubt," slated for release on July 12, the Sinners offer a glimpse into their sonic evolution with the release of the first digital single, "Break The Chain" This fast-paced, melancholic bluegrass barn burner encapsulates the essence of the band's ethos, weaving a tale of hope amidst uncertainty. You can hear it on all streaming platforms as well as here on Racketeer Radio KFQX and our Racketeer Radio monthly playlist on Apple Music and Spotify. 

Bridge City Sinners guitarist, Michael Sinner reflects on the meaning behind the track, stating, "Break the Chain is a song about finding hope in times of uncertainty. As you get older, you feel like the world is less black and white and instead an endless sea of gray."

The song delves into the internal struggles of self-doubt and the perpetual quest for clarity in a world shrouded in chaos. Sinner's poignant lyrics speak to the universal experience of grappling with life's uncertainties and the constant flux of change.

cover-2.jpg (75 KB)"In the Age of Doubt," the forthcoming album, via Flail Records, promises to delve deeper into these themes, exploring the existential tug-of-war between right and wrong, and the pursuit of self-acceptance. Building upon the sonic landscape of "Unholy Hymns," the album melds folk instrumentation with alternative influences, transporting listeners into a fictional, post-apocalyptic world teetering on the brink of collapse.

Amidst the turmoil, the Sinners offer a beacon of hope—a musical refuge for those navigating the complexities of existence. Their songs serve as an antidote to the harsh realities of life, fostering a sense of solidarity and connection among listeners.

As the Bridge City Sinners continue to break chains and defy conventions, their musical odyssey resonates with audiences far and wide. In a world fraught with doubt and uncertainty, their melodies offer solace, reminding us that even in the darkest of times, there is always light to be found. Recently the Bridge City Sinners released a live session of an upcoming track from the album, 'Heavy' which the video can be seen down below. So, heed the call, and join the Sinners on their journey—you won't want to miss a single note.

Bridge City Sinners will be on the road beginning May 26th with Frank Turner and Amigo the Devil for one of the tour lineups I've seen on print! Catch This tour as it hits the PNW in June with the bands stopping in Seattle June 7th at Showbox Sodo and June 8th in Portland at the Crystal Ballroom. Tickets are available now and you can get more details and links to a show near you here.

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