Brandon Prinzing & The Old Revival is a four-piece folk punk group from Bend, Oregon. Inspired by classic americana, the intricacies of metal and the defiant energy of punk rock, Brandon Prinzing combines all three in an all-consuming kick, stomp and holler force of motion. Hear This, their debut album recorded by Aaron Gillespie of Underoath, details the struggle of loss and fighting to continue. Inspired by a near-fatal car crash that left his girlfriend paralyzed and paraplegic, Prinzing explores the darkness of feeling trapped with no way out – but still fighting to pursue happiness.

“I wrote Riot on a Sunday in my spare room in the middle of the night. It was my way of saying ‘I hate where we are, I hate how you are acting and treating me, but I’m just as responsible for it as you are, and I’ll be damned if I won’t fight for it.’  It was the self-reflection of ‘Why in the hell do I do what I do? Why can’t I change this, why can’t I be more honest with her and myself?’

It was a huge mix and swing of emotions when I wrote it, and that contrast become the theme of the song. I asked myself how I felt inside, and the word I came up with was RIOT. I felt like it was a riot inside and all hell was breaking loose. But on the outside? I felt like I was putting on the attitude of someone just hanging out on a lazy Sunday afternoon. I would feel like a Riot and a lazy Sunday all at once and I just couldn’t explain it any other way. Once that lyric was struck for the chorus, the rest of it flowed, as well as the verses, just openly talking about the anger and confusion with my relationship as a boyfriend and a caregiver. Am I just being used as caregiver, or do you actually love me?” – Brandon Prinzing

Listen here 

Hear This
Brandon Prinzing & The Old Revival1. Nerve
2. Bitter Cold
3. Riot on a Sunday
4. Hear This
5. Revived
6. Petersburg
7. Sink
8. Unorthodox
9. Cheyenne
10. Burning Things

All songs written and performed by Brandon Prinzing & The Old Revival
Mixed & Mastered by Aaron Gillespie (Underoath, The Almost) and Ken Riley @ Rio Grande Studios in Alburquerque, New Mexico

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