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Album Review: Banquets – ‘Spit at the Sun’

Banquets are at it again for one last round. Seemingly out of nowhere, the NJ quartet announced their dissolution, but not before releasing Spit at the Sun, their final length album. So how does a band follow up an album as strong as Banquets, while also creating a worthy swan song? By doing exactly what they’ve always done.

In spite of the fact that the album catches the bands during their final moments, Spit at the Sun has very few moments of finality. In fact, the only sign that the end is nigh is reflected in the album’s artwork itself: a speaker that’s been stabbed with a knife. The music is far from dead, however, and the songs are just as heavy hitting as they’ve always been. Tracks like “Hell, Hello” and “No Rome” see the band in top, chorus-heavy shape, and even the more experimental (so to speak) songs like “Stop Signs in a Ghost Town” and “Lucky Lighter” have the signature Banquets sound mixed with the changes in tempo and song structure.

For better or for worse, Banquets stick to their guns throughout Spit at the Sun but its lack of innovation is overshadowed by its success as a last act. It has just enough punch to win over some new fans who are late to the party, but all-in-all it’s an album for the longtime and faithful fans: Spit at the Sun is an enjoyable way for Banquets to go. So put the album on repeat, pour one out for the band, and hock a loogie into the center of the solar system. It’s what they would want.

4 / 5

RIYL: Junior Battles, Nightmares for a Week, Luther



Banquets stream new album “Spit at the Sun”

New Jersey’s Banquets are currently streaming their third and final album Spit at the Sun in its entirety, and you can give it a listen here.

Spit at the Sun is set to be released on October 9, 2015 through Black Numbers.



Banquets stream new song “Lucky Lighter”

New Jersey’s Banquets have released a stream of a new song titled “Lucky Lighter,” which you can listen to here.

“Lucky Lighter” will appear on Banquets’ third and final album Spit at the Sun, which is set to be released on October 9, 2015 through Black Numbers.



Banquets stream new song “Backwash”

New Jersey’s Banquets have released a stream of a new song titled “Backwash” which you can listen to here.

“Backwash” will appear on Banquets’ third and final album Spit at the Sun, which is set to be released on October 9, 2015 through Black Numbers.



Banquets stream single “Hell, Hello” off upcoming album “Spit At The Sun”

New Jersey’s Banquets have released “Hell, Hello,” the first single off their upcoming album Spit at the Sun, which is set to release on October 9th through Black Numbers. You can check it out here.

Spit at the Sun will be the band’s third and final full-length release, serving as a follow-up to their 2013 self-titled album.



Banquets release teaser video for final album “Spit at the Sun”

New Jersey’s Banquets have released a teaser video for their upcoming Spit at the Sun, which is set to release on October 9th through Black Numbers. You can check it out below.

Spit at the Sun will be the band’s third and final full-length release, serving as a follow-up to their 2013 self-titled album.



Banquets (NJ punk) announce final album, “Spit At The Sun”

Bittersweet news from the Banquets camp today.

The Jersey punks have announced plans to release their third album. It’s called “Spit At The Sun,” and it’s slated for an October 9th release date via their label home, Black Numbers.

The bittersweet part? “Spit At The Sun” will not only be the band’s third album, but it’ll also be their final album. Yours truly did the official Dying Scene review for their debut album, “Top Button, Bottom Shelf,” and still listens to it regularly. Stellar album. Anyway, stay tuned for pre-order options for “Spit At The Sun.”

 



Live video: Banquets – “Stop Signs In A Ghost Town”

New Jersey’s Banquets played Death To False Hope Fest last weekend, and as a result a video of them performing their song “Stop Signs In A Ghost Town” has surfaced on the internet.

You can check it out below.

Most recently the band released a split LP with Nightmares For A Week.



Nightmares For A Week and Banquets stream split LP

New York’s Nightmares For A Week and New Jersey’s Banquets are streaming their brand new split LP. The ten track album features five new songs from each band, and you can check it out below.

The split album was released on March 18th through Black Numbers. It is the follow up to both Banquets’ 2013 self-titled album and Nightmares for a Week’s Civilian War.



Nightmares for a Week and Banquets release songs off of new LP

Pop-punks Nightmares for a Week joined forces with Banquets to release a 4-track split LP, and you can preview one song from each band by clicking here.  Both bands also released their own LPs in 2013, and they are both heading out (separately) on tour this spring.  You can check the dates below.



Banquets and Nightmares for a Week releasing split; stream new song each

New Jersey’s Banquets and New York’s Nightmares For A Week are teaming up together for a split LP. The split will feature a total of ten songs, five from each band, and will be released on March 18 through Black Numbers. Additionally, both bands are streaming one new song from the split right now.

You can check out both Banquets’ “My Moped Year” and Nightmare for a Week’s “Dead Will Stay” here. Pre-orders for the split can be found here.

Banquets last released their self-titled album in May 2013, via Black Numbers, while Nightmares for a Week released Civilian War in March 2013 through Suburban Home Records.



Hooked On Records offer Summer compilation for free download

Hooked On Records has release their 2013 Summer compilation. The compilation features Man the Change, Tiny Moving Parts, and Banquets. You can download it for free here.

 



Banquets announce North American summer tour w/ Nightmares For A Week

New Jersey punks Banquets have announced they will be hitting the road for a summer tour of North America, with Nightmares For A Week joining them on about half of the dates.

Click here for a full list of dates and locations on the tour.

Banquets last released their self-titled album on May 7, 2013, via Black Numbers, while Nightmares For A Week’s last release “Civilian War” came out on March 26th through Suburban Home Records.



Black Numbers offers digital sampler featuring Banquets, Real Friends, and more

NJ label Black Numbers is offering a digital sampler consisting of 11 songs from different artists such as BanquetsReal Friends, and Pentimento. You can stream and download it for free here.



Watch live video footage from Death to False Hope Fest

NJ punk band Banquets have posted some live footage from Death to False Hope Fest.

You can watch it here.

“Banquets” was released on May 7, 2013, via Black Numbers.