Chula Vista hardcore band Take Offense are gearing up for a tour with Municipal Waste, Napalm Death, and Sick Of It All, and if you like those bands but haven't checked out Take Offense yet, now would be a good time to familiarize yourself. They just announced their third album, Keep An Eye Out, due October 18 via Pure Noise (their first for the label), and the first single is the very fun title track which hearkens back to '80s/early '90s hardcore but sounds very modern too.

Of signing to Pure Noise, the band says:

We couldn't be happier with the Pure Noise team. It's always a great thing to be working with people that have that drive, vision, and passion. Not once did we feel pressure to 'be' or 'sound' a certain way. They respect us, and want us to make the record we want to make. You can't ask for more in any label situation.

And regarding the new album, guitarist Greg Cerwonka adds:

I won't sugarcoat it, this record was extremely challenging on all of us. The bar was definitely set high for what we could do as musicians, but it wasn't forced. There is always a form of progression between our records and with 'Keep An Eye Out' it comes 6 years after our last album, 'United States of Mind'. In that time, the band has gone through every up and down you can think of. We've grown older as people, as musicians, as band mates, and as friends. Not once did I stop writing riffs in that time period. This is the band pushing it self as hard as it can, while firing on all creative cylinders.

Listen to the new song, and check out the tracklist and list of tour dates, below.

1. Keep An Eye Out
2. Hidden In Plain Sight
3. Internalized
4. Awake In A Dream
5. Above No One
6. Zoned In
7. Guilt Free
8. Caught Between Nothing
9. Reap What You Sew
10. The Consequence

Municipal Waste / Napalm Death / Sick Of It All / Take Offense -- 2019 Tour Dates
10/3/2019 - Dallas, TX - Gas Monkey Live
10/4/2019 - Austin, TX - Mohawk
10/5/2019 - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall
10/6/2019 - Birmingham, AL - Iron City
10/7/2019 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
10/9/2019 - Richmond, VA - The Broadberry
10/10/2019 - Croydon, PA - Neshaminy Creek Brewery
10/11/2019 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
10/12/2019 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
10/13/2019 - Worcester, MA - Rock N Shock Festival
10/14/2019 - Syracuse, NY - Westcott Theater
10/16/2019 - Detroit, MI - Majestic Theater
10/17/2019 - Chicago, IL - Metro
10/18/2019 - Lawrence, KS - Granada Theater
10/19/2019 - Lincoln, NE - Bourbon Theater
10/20/2019 - Denver, CO - Summit Music Hall
10/22/2019 - San Francisco, CA - Slim's
10/23/2019 - Los Angeles, CA - Teragram Ballroom
10/24/2019 - Los Angeles, CA - Teragram Ballroom

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