Track Premiere: American Standards – “The Pendulum, The Podium”

Posted by on August 26, 2021



Arizona hardcore outfit American Standards have teamed up with Metal Insider to unleash their brand new single, “The Pendulum, The Podium,” via Manic Kat Records. The track marks the group’s first piece of new music since 2019’s Phantom Limb. The pandemic gave the band time to reflect and write the tenacious new track, as Brandon Kellum explains:


 “American Standards has always written at our pace. Sometimes it’s at the speed of opening the floodgates and other times it’s a slow trickle. Either way, we never want to force it. With almost two years off during the pandemic, we started prepping for a charity live stream event. Although the intent was to get sharp on old material, we had a few riffs we had been sending each other in a group chat. We decided to jam one and it basically became what it is today in the course of a few playthroughs. We took it to the studio and that’s where we really got to refine it and make it into something that we’re all excited about.”


Listen to the single below: 



Categorised in: Exclusive, Premieres