Chicago-based Action/Adventure have released another cover, this time from the Queen of pop, Taylor Swift.
“Folklore was one of the biggest albums of 2020, and I got pretty fixated on a few songs from it-“The Last Great American Dynasty”was one of them.” says Oren Trace. “It was a tough sell for the rest of of the band, but once we laid down a riff that fit the intro, the rest came together pretty quickly, and we ended up with an arrangement that everyone was stoked about.”
Action/Adventure is the pop-punk band you didn’t know you needed. The dynamic five-piece are all multi-instrumentalists who have been playing together for nearly a decade. Comprised solely of BIPOC, their mission is to create #PopPunkInColor and ensure pop-punk is a genre where everyone is represented on and off stage. Action/Adventure has gotten attention from alt scene tastemakers like Alternative Press and Kerrang!, garnered nearly 20k monthly listeners on Spotify, over one million plays on TikTok and even secured a slot at the final Vans Warped Tour in 2018.
Typically landing somewhere near melodic hardcore, Action/Adventure collectively writes music that slides along the vast spectrum of pop-punk. Poppy lyrics and melodies bring an air of familiarity that are simultaneously bringing a fresh perspective through a new lens and gripping riffs and thrashing breakdowns that you can nod your head to, they draw inspirations ranging from Fall Out Boy to Senses Fail and Four Year Strong.
Action/Adventure has now successfully planted their flag into the national landscape of the pop-punk scene following a nearly overnight viral success of the impactful music video for their powerful 60-second single ‘Barricades’ on TikTok. The video details specific discrimination that each member has faced as a group of entirely BIPOC while playing at pop-punk shows. Within three weeks the guys had one million-plus views of the video and an email from their dream label in their inbox.
The band will also be doing a handful of dates this summer including supporting New Found Glory and Four Year Strong on their 20th anniversary tour in San Antonio.
ACTION/ADVENTURE: Adrian Brown (drums) / Blake Evaristo (lead vocals) / Manny Avila (bass) / Oren Trace (guitar) / Brompton Jackson (vocals/guitar)
Listen to previous single, The Anxiety’s 2021 hit ‘Meet Me At Our Spot’, featuring label mate Alex Melton HERE