If the year 2020 has proven one thing to me – well, one thing that’s positive anyway – it’s that punk rock is what soothes my soul more than anything else. So, when I became aware of The Mazlows, a pop punk band out of Lakewood, CO – just next door to my hometown of Golden – I knew I had to talk to them.
Their debut album Community Locker was entirely self-produced and features 14 tracks. On this week’s episode, you’ll not only get insights from Colton Kooker and Nate Hout about their origins, their evolution, and their style, but also how a punk band in 2020 measures success, why they opted to do their entire album DIY, and what mountains they hope to climb as a band. Also, you get to hear their first single “Leaving Town” at the end of the episode. It fucking rips.
If you take one thing away from this chat, it’s that punk is alive and thriving in 2020, and you don’t even have to go that far to find new, amazing stuff created just outside your backyard. Now, more than ever, support local music, local art, and local businesses. We’re not done with this pandemic, but that doesn’t mean the things we love, and the people who create them, have to be done, too. The Mazlows’ debut album Community Locker drops Thursday, August 6. Get yourself a copy. Here’s all the places you can keep up with The Mazlows:
Check them out at their official website.
Listen to them on Spotify.
Like them on Facebook.
Like them on Instagram.
Follow them on Twitter.
Watch them on YouTube.