ROMP are streaming "Backfire," the third single off of their debut album Departure From Venus now via Impose Magazine. Departure From Venus will be released March 4th viaBad Timing Records. Pre-orders for the album are available now. "Backfire" is the loudest, most powerful single released by ROMP, showing off the punker side of the album after the indie dance pop of singles of "Last Year" and "Avoiding Boys." The full album will stream at the end of the week.
ROMP signed to Bad Timing Records in 2015 after the release of their EP Sorry, Not Sorry. Now with new drummer Mike Linardi, ROMP are excited to showcase their expansive "angry pop" sound on their first ever full length record. A quote from Madison Klarer and guitarist Lucas Dalakian can be found below.
"Departure from Venus is really important to us as a band and to me personally. A lot of things in my life have changed in the past two years and this album covers a lot of those issues. We wrote these songs the same way we wrote the EP but this time we were much more intricate in our approach. As always, recording with Jesse Cannon was a fantastic experience. He always pushes us and brings out all of the right emotions at the right times. We're proud of this record and excited to share it. " - Madison
"We're really stoked to show people our musical range. There's only so much you can offer on a 4 or 5 song EP and we think this album displays a little more of what ROMP is about. We really dug into crafting this album to have something for everyone. We're excited to play all the new songs live" - Lucas
ROMP will be playing the Punk Talks benefit show in Hawthorne, NJ on March 5thalongside Prawn, Steady Hands, Broken Beak, and others. All proceeds benefit Punk Talks, an organization that offers free mental health assistance and resources to touring musicians and music professionals in punk, emo, pop-punk, and DIY. More information on the event can be found HERE. Tickets are available for purchase now via Punk Talks.
Departure From Venus is out March 4th via Bad Timing Records. Pre-orders are available now.
Departure From Venus tracklisting:
2. Departure From Venus
3. Get Off The Scale
4. Last Year
5. Come Undone
6. Naner Manor
7. Avoiding Boys
8. Go Back To Bed
03/05 - Hackensack, NJ - Punk Talks Birthday Celebration
03/08 - Ramapo College, NJ - Friends Hall
03/11 - New Brunswick, NJ - Ask A Punk
03/12 - Philadelphia, PA - The Birdhouse
03/18 - Wilkes-Barre, PA - The Othersidewb
03/19 - Columbus, OH - Misfit Manor