None More Black Bio:
“It’s a struggle but we’re going”. The last lyric of the song “Dance on the Ruins” off their much anticipated new full length This Is Satire, pretty much defines the history and attitude of None More Black. In five years the band has gone through a few member changes. While singer/guitarist Jason Shevchuk and bassist Paul Delaney have remained constant, the two have struggled to keep it together.
The past year has been an enlightening one for None More Black. “It’s like we are putting the past behind us and starting over completely”, says Shevchuk about his excitement With the addition of guitarist and long time friend Colin McGinniss and drummer Jared Shavelson. The band finally has something that Shevchuk always wanted, chemistry. “Things just click with us now. We have fun. That’s inspiring”
The band recently shacked up in Baltimore with producer J. Robbins (Against Me!, Jawbox) to record what Shevchuk humbly admits is the greatest album he’s ever been a part of. While in the studio with J. Robbins, the band became inspired and fearless. Which lead to a pretty diverse sounding rock record.
None More Black is awaiting the release of This Is Satire, their first full length in three years. They plan on hitting the road hard. Having toured the U.S., Canada and Europe in the past, they are anxious to pick up where they left off.
“In an age of crisis, satire is a way of challenging accepted precepts by making them seem ridiculous.” Some of the earliest satirists were playwrights. So, imagine yourself at a performance. The curtain rises, and the lights focus on four men; friends, with shared feelings about music, relationships, and freedom. Their roles are set. They are here to perform what the intersection of their lives has created in material form: a record, appropriately entitled This Is Satire.