Brentwood, California quartet Pyrite Sidewalk have been honing on their brand of adrenaline-fuelled post-hardcore since 2011. Next month they’re set to release their Manic Kat Records debut in the form of ‘rôr′shäk’. Its five songs combine the band’s emotional drive and muscular instrumentation with a sly stylistic nod to Pyrite Sidewalk‘s influences; Underoath, Silverstein, Senses Fail and a host of other bands that emerged throughout the mid-2000s.

Nevertheless, Pyrite Sidewalk are far from a nostalgia act. With its title being a reference to Rorschach, the personality test using ink blots, ‘rôr′shäk’ has plenty of character and refreshing energy.

For a preview, we’ve teamed up with Pyrite Sidewalk and Manic Kat Records to premiere the opening track from the EP – ‘Clouds’. With its chugging guitars, thriving chorus and bombastic drum work, its certainly a statement of intent from the Bay Area four-piece.

From a lyrical standpoint, it perfectly highlights the emotive spine of the band and the EP. “Clouds is a song about coming to terms with anxiety and depression, and wanting to change but not being able to,” explains Pyrite Sidewalk‘s Jake Stai.

‘rôr′shäk’ EP by Pyrite Sidewalk is released on 15th March on Manic Kat Records.

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