The Cast Before The Break - Where We Are Now

Mint 400

The Cast Before the Break have cemented their position as one of the best bands you can almost guarantee none of your friends will know…” – Strange Glue

“One the more remarkable capabilities of [The Cast Before the Break] is how they take such perfect clean tones and then explode into an engaging, powerful section…” – ShowPopr

“Fans who have been asking for new music throughout the last decade should be mighty pleased…” – The Rodeo

A formula for monumental success…” – AbsolutePunk (RIP)

Post-rock underdogs, The Cast Before the Break, announce their first album in ten years, aptly titled Where We Are Now. The record’s beginnings are rooted in 2012, when the quintet began tracking at a Connecticut-based studio on Red Cedar Lake. Sadly, the group disbanded before they could finish it.

The progress that was made was looked back on fondly throughout the years, but it wasn’t until 2021, amidst a pandemic and the corresponding ten-year anniversary of their seminal Deep Elm Records release Still, that the five musicians began seriously talking about finishing what they started. The remaining guitars and vocals were recorded remotely at home, passing files back and forth via email. With a rhythm section rooted in 2012, and the rest of the soundscape in 2021, Where We Are Now is truly a decade-long labor of love.

The Cast Before the Break formed in 2007 in Upstate New York where all five members attended college. In 2011, they signed with emo pioneers, Deep Elm Records, who re-released their emotional debut As Your Shoulders Turn On You alongside their aforementioned sophomore release, Still. Both were released to critical acclaim, and the band found themselves a growing regional following. Post-college, mid-twenties life took a toll in various ways, and the band played their last show in 2013.

With their new partner in Mint 400 Records, the band are set to release their long-awaited third album, comprised of plenty of fanfare for listeners old and new. Where We Are Now perfectly encapsulates everything the band put forth on their outstanding first two records – it all adds up to the most dynamic, raw and epic release of the band’s career.


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