New York hardcore and oi punk veterans, Will Shepler, (Agnostic Front, Madball) Scott Roberts, (Biohazard, Spudmonsters) and Carlos Congate (45 Adapters, Urban Noise, Legion 76) have joined forces to create the next highly anticipated New York sensation, The Take… I know, right? This shit is fucking titillating.
Shepler, a drummer of legend, is back on the scene after a long hiatus, in which time he’s gained a family and a degree. He never rejoined Agnostic Front after their initial breakup in ’93 due to increasing obligations with his other legendary hardcore band Madball, except briefly when occasioned to fill-in. After Madball, Shepler’s focus fell on his family, respectively, playing in smaller circumstantial acts, and still somehow finding time to go to shows. He says now, however, that he’s ready to let music retake a more prominent role in life, and he’s bringing it back with the help of these other fine gentlemen to their other family.
That’s you and me, young scenesters, and today is your lucky day.
We’re bringing you the first look at The Take’s debut music video for “The Elitist”.
“The Elitist” was directed and put together by noted videographer – legendary in his own rights – Drew Stone, in collaboration with Jeff Plisken of Raised Fist Propaganda. Stone is known for the documentary The New York Hardcore Chronicles, as well as producing videos for a host of reputable musical acts including Run-DMC, Vanilla Ice, and Insane Clown Posse, and currently has a documentary streaming on Netflix called Who the Fuck is That Guy? The Fabulous Journey of Michael Alago.
Keep an eye out for the band’s self-titled album to drop soon on Demons Run Amok Entertainment sometime this spring. Of the album, Shepler says, “The influences are from everything we grew up listening to and were a part of : oi! / punk/ hardcore / rock’n’roll, that is our roots. It’s in our soul. It’s in our DNA! We are not trying to copy something, we are just playing what is within us already and trying to give it a new voice, a fresh sound.”
The band is excited. Here’s one for the punks and skins!! Premiere the music video for The Elitist below.
Photo credit: Rich Zoeller