Arm’s Length have released their highly anticipated debut full-length album, Never Before Seen, Never Again Found today via Wax Bodega. Along with its title, titanic emo punk compositions, and melodic beauty, Never Before Seen, Never Again Found feels like a defining record of a new generation of emo because of where it’s from: three young people grappling with the brutality, confusion, and deep-rooted family traumas of 21st century life amid the funerals, farm fields, and strip malls of a rural, small-town Ontario community, with little hope of getting out.
“Never Before Seen, Never Again Found tells a story from start to finish,’” explains vocalist and guitarist Allen Steinberg. “It’s a combination of sounds and topics we’ve experimented with before, but we think we’ve taken things to another level through song structure and more vivid storytelling. We truly hope anyone listening can relate to these songs and feel something when they listen.”
Alongside the announcement, Arm’s Length has shared a music video for “Tough Love”. On the track, Steinberg explains, “’Tough Love’ is a more lighthearted approach to our usual melancholic songwriting. The subject matter in the lyrics and the melodic elements is very much the same, but it’s done in a different way. We wanted to write a cohesive song that feeds into our quiet / loud dynamics and also add some y’allternative twang.”
Arm’s Length are on the road this fall with Young Culture and Super American on the Yo, Sup? Tour. Tickets can be found HERE.
October 29 – Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar
October 30 – Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
October 31 – Sacramento, CA – Goldfield Trading Post
November 2 – Seattle, WA – Vera
November 3 – Portland, OR – Mano Oculta
November 5 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Beehive
November 6 – Denver, CO – HQ
November 8 – Kansas City, MO – Rino
November 9 – Indianapolis, IN – Hoosier Dome
November 10 – Columbus, OH – Big Room Bar
November 11 – Franklin, WI – JJ’s Bar & Grill*
* Headline show w/ Barely Civil and Tiny Voices