Sirs is a four-piece punk band from upstate New York. Formed in 2009 after meeting at school, original members consisted of Justin Jurgens, Dave Benton, Kyle Seely and Hart Seely. They released a six-song EP Vas Deferens in may of 2010. After a summer tour, Dave left the band and was soon succeeded by Mike Caridi. They then released a split 7” in December 2010 with Chalk Talk and their first Topshelf release in 2011 with run, WALK! (Holy Roar Records). They are anticipating their firs full-length release in July 2012. Primary musical influences include The Band, Anti-Nowhere League and Electric Light Orchestra.
“Sirs are a revelation.”
“When a group list their influences as The Band, Anti-Nowhere League and Electric Light Orchestra you know you’re either in for something special or they’re really taking the piss. Fortunately Sirs fall into the first category, bringing an assault of dissonant chords and unbridled passion.”
-Dawn of the Deaf
“The six pogoing songs that fill Vas Deferens, the debut EP from Sirs, pop and explode. Unlike most of the other acts on this list, Sirs simply crank their amps to 11 and make nearly every second a high-velocity affair. Even during the moments when things seem quiet, it’s just the eye of the storm, and their bouncy, angular aural onslaught fits their voice just fine.”
-Washington City Paper
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?I.P.A. For An Answer?
We are so pumped to release our brand new ?SIRS: I.P.A For an Answer? beer, courtesy of Cake Life Brewing Company. It?s a cherrywood-infused pomegranate India Pale Ale. We will hopefully be making a video blog with brewmaster and rocker, Cameron Wisch later this week!
Incredible. Save us a bottle!
It?s rare that we do compilations here at PropertyOfZack, but they tend to be special ones when we do. Today it?s a true pleasure to be taking the wraps off of a special charity-fueled compilation that we?ve been working on for a month or two now called The Big Comp by Big Footprints, Lame-O Records, and POZ.
Big Footprints is the marriage of musical and artistic communities around the world for the betterment of our environment. Donations will be going to The Nature Conservancy - a non-profit organization that works towards reforestation. We will also be participating in TNC?s Adopt An Acre program, where we will be adopting acres of land in The Appalachian Mountains, The Northern Rockies, The Southern Coastal Plains, as well as adopting acres of Coral Reef.
And when we say big, we mean it. For a minimum of $5 you can download 75 fantastic tracks by 75 different bands with all donations (minus Bandcamp fees) going directly to charity.
PropertyOfZack, Big Footprints, and Lame-O Records would like to thank No Sleep Records, Run For Cover Records, Topshelf records, Paper + Plastick Records Records, Pure Noise Records, Asian Man Records, Tiny Engines Records, and of course all the bands and artists involved in this great comp.
What are you waiting for? Check out the artwork and track listing and download the 75 band comp for a minimum of $5 (or more) below by clicking ?Read More.?
playing some shows in April, more to be announced soon!
- April 4th - New Brunswick, NJ w/ Ex-Wife, LVL UP, Toasted Plastic - http://www.facebook.com/events/437856719627258/?fref=ts
- April 5th - Baltimore, MD w/ Spook Houses, LVL UP, Southern Dunes - http://www.facebook.com/events/139498969557999/?fref=ts
- April 6th - Harrisonburg, VA w/ The World Is, Spook Houses, Monument, Dads, + more - http://macrock.org/bands/
new t-shirt design in three different colors! http://sirsmusic.bandcamp.com/merch/sirs-circle-t-shirt
I?m laying here in my room, dazed and fully confused thinking about everything that I shouldn?t and nothing that I should. Days filled spending time here with my housemate listening to records all bleed into one as dissertations and meetings get pushed further down my metaphoric timetable. There?s the sound of a familiar dull click picked up by the needle as it arrives at the end of Fugazi?s ?End Hits? LP, and I?m searching for something else to help soundtrack another pointless day. This is when I come across the split run, WALK! did with Sirs, a record I haven?t spun in a while but fully love. Prior to picking this up at one of run, WALK?s last ever shows, I hadn?t really been turned onto Sirs, but their two tracks on this 7 inch won a place in my heart. After a listen through again it has me hyped and thinking, ?Why have I not been keeping up to date with Sirs??? ?I wonder if they?ve done much since??? ?Why have I not listened to this self titled, 5 month old, full length yet?? Damn.
Twenty-five minutes has passed since then, and it?s safe to say Sirs are now cemented as one of my favourite bands around at the moment. This new ish record has you at, ?Early Riser, you?re a lot of laughs. You?re suicidal? doesn?t let up once, barraging your ears with the uptempo garage rock I fell for before. The punk crunch vocals work perfectly alongside chaotic guitars and never once fail to keep pace with the high velocity noise this band are capable of making. The breaks in vocals give way to simple yet infectious guitar parts like that on Parading, proving that this band are way more than another punk band that get by on only playing fast and hard.
Backscratcher is one of the highlights of this self titled, and iterates my point about this being much more than just balls out punk. Half way through, the song strips back to punchy strummed guitar and sullen vocals that creates a sombre atmosphere, something that adds a certain depth to the record.
?She doesn?t think to look around anymore, she just does what she?s told?
But heck, if you get bored of that for some reason, who knows, you might be a heartless bastard, skip to Like Father, Like Son for a 54 second injection of pure morphine driven explosive punk rock that acts as the perfect transition to Eye for an Answer, another slower paced track that builds to an almighty crescendo of perfectly timed drum and guitar fueled frivolity.
?Calling all horses to town for the masters of our senses, get angry when their trumpets blown. Nothing but hot air and spit, we?re making headway.?
The record closes out with a six minute anthem that?s a contender for track-of-the-album for me. Left to Our Own Devises is a track that see?s Sirs utilise every weapon they have in their arsenal to make a song that sounds Fugazi esque with simple picked and repetitive guitar riffs. This acts as an ideal closing track for an incredible record and one I wish I?d listened to sooner. The melodically spoken lyrics are almost hypnotising and have me down and out for the count. If you?re reading this and made the same mistake I did, rectify it immediately. Buy it from Topshelf Records here.
Sirs - S/T (Black /300 - 1st Press)
It is my opinion that more people need to listen to this record.
November 2nd 2012
The Double Deuce
The Fake Boys (Mass)
Sirs (by Carly Hoskins)
2012/08/14 The Space, Hamden, CT
Holy Roar Records
Packaging-wise, this is one of my favorite records we?ve released.