For the first time in six years, pop-punk quintet Stickup Kid will be releasing brand new music. Just a few days ago, the Bay Area five-piece unveiled that they will be unveiling their brand new album, Soul Drive, on May 3rd. With the announcement, the band have presented the eponymous title track, which fans can stream below.
In addition to the announcement news, the band have announced that they’ll be hitting the road for a short run of U.S. tour dates at the end of May and beginning of June. They’ll be joined on each date with support from Glacier Veins and Till I Fall.
In a press release, vocalist Tony Geravesh stated the following in regards to the Soul Drive album:
"Soul Drive is that “bridge” record for our band. After some success as teenagers, moving into adulthood and finishing college wasn’t a cake walk by any means. At some point, doing more than one thing in life is just impossible. We all had to place music aside to hash life out - we were all going through individual growing pains, and as friends and band mates, we struggled to see eye to eye. Eventually we broke through to the other side. We came back together from what felt like opposite ends of the world. Our communication improved, our goals aligned, none of us listened to the same kind of music anymore but it was a special feeling jamming again - like we opened a chest full of new sounds and potential. Soul Drive was that chest, the realization of “wow, we can be so much more than just another generic pop punk band”. There was this hunger in everyone’s heart to be the best and the humble attitude to reach that goal.
I just think there comes a time to choose what you want to be - do you want to be a true musician and lifelong student of music, or do you want to be a band that builds a career off of writing the same songs over and over with the same bar chords? We chose, individually and as a band, the former. There was no other option for us.
Soul Drive is the furthest thing from perfect. The furthest. But it is that chest of potential unlocked, it is that “take your own reins” adult realization, it is that bridge between who we were and who we know we will be if we continue to humble ourselves and push push push push to be the fucking best. It’s been an unwritten rule in this band that if anyone doesn’t want to be the best, they can get the fuck out of the band. As you can see though, there’s a reason we’ve had the same members for 10+ years. My boys rise to the challenge and will always continue to do so. Enjoy Soul Drive. We are very excited for the future and you should be too."
You can check out the album’s title track below, as well as the full tour routing for their upcoming US run this May. Click here to pre-order the album.
Stickup Kid Tour Dates with Glacier Veins and Till I Fall
May 24: Fresno, CA- Tioga Sequoia
May 25: San Jose, CA- The Art Boutiki
May 26: Portland, OR- The Waypost
May 27: Seattle, WA- Funhouse
May 28: Boise, ID- The Shredder
May 29: Salt Lake City, UT- Wild Pepper Pizza
May 31: Phoenix, AZ- Rebel Lounge
June 2: Anaheim, CA- Chain Reaction
June 3: Bakersfield, CA- Jerry's Pizza