The Anti-Queens Release Anthemic Album "Disenchanted" with Vibrant Video for "Overthinking"

Toronto’s powerhouse punk outfit, The Anti-Queens, have unveiled their much-anticipated LP "Disenchanted," accompanied by a striking video for the lead single "Overthinking." Released on Stomp Records, this album cements their status as a staple in the punk rock scene. With over a decade in the game, The Anti-Queens—spearheaded by the fierce duo of Emily Bones and Valerie Knox—continue to defy norms and captivate audiences with their raw, unapologetic sound.

"Disenchanted," recorded at Drive Studios with Steve Rizun and Dave Baksh, is a testament to the band’s ability to blend infectious hooks with a gritty edge. Fans of Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, The Distillers, Hole, L7, Lunachicks, and The Warning will find plenty to love here. The album, penned during the pandemic, is a deep dive into vulnerability, self-reflection, and resilience. Bones and Knox lay everything bare, delivering a collection that is both haunting and uplifting, a juxtaposition that mirrors the tumultuous times in which it was created.

The video for "Overthinking," directed by Michael Crusty and Valerie Knox, captures the essence of the song’s introspective lyrics. Shot in Uxbridge, ON, the outdoor scenes exude the warmth of carefree summer days, offering a stark contrast to the introspective indoor sequences filmed in Etobicoke, ON. The band’s aim was to visually represent the mental spiral of overthinking, using the bright summer scenes to symbolize fleeting moments of joy and the indoor shots to reflect the accompanying turmoil. The use of projection techniques, overlaying summer footage onto the studio walls as the band performs, creates a seamless blend of the song’s emotional landscape.

Founded in 2012 by Emily Bones, The Anti-Queens have made a significant mark on the international punk scene. Their defiant sound and compelling stage presence have earned them a dedicated following. They’ve toured extensively across Canada, the U.S., and Europe, sharing stages with acts like Danko Jones, Streetlight Manifesto, and Protest The Hero. Their festival appearances, including 77 MTL, Montebello Rockfest, and Pouzza Fest, highlight their ability to engage and energize large audiences.

"Disenchanted" is packed with dynamic pop-punk anthems, from rebellious ragers to heartfelt anthems of defiance. This album is set to be a summer favorite, resonating deeply with rebels, misfits, and outcasts. With "Disenchanted," The Anti-Queens reaffirm their place at the forefront of punk rock, delivering an album that is both a rallying cry and a raw exploration of the human experience.

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