American Standards just released a music video for the new song “WEEP” which premiered on Decibel Magazine.
The song, which is now available on all music platforms, employs a fair amount of heavy dissonance in the vein of bands such as Converge, The Dillinger Escape Plan, The Chariot and Every Time I Die.
American Standards decided to donate proceeds from WEEP to the American Foundation For Suicide Prevention.
The song, which could be teasing a new album to come, employs several of the staples that fans are accustomed to from instruments that erupt into chaos only to stop on a dime, to panic chords which lay the foundation for an unrestrained vocal delivered with the intensity of a screaming banshee. Where WEEP really shines though, is in its attention to song structure and dynamics. It’s these elements that give WEEP its replay value. Rather than being overly technical or heavy for the sake of heavy, it makes the song multidimensional, allowing listeners to really feel the emotion that the band speaks of below.
“We all had a hell of a year. From losing friends and family to other struggles in our lives, it was’t hard to get down about stuff. It also wasn’t uncommon to be out having a good time when that heavy feeling would hit me like a ton of bricks. WEEP is about how your past can affect your present. Its about trying to put your life together after tragedy. It’s easy to dwell on negative experiences but at some point you have to decide to pull yourself up and change your perspective because at the end of the day, sometimes that’s all that you have control over.” -Brandon Kellum
American Standards - “Weep” Official Video