“Permanent Record,” the latest single from El Sancho, releases Friday, June 19 on Spotify, Apple Music, Bandcamp, and other streaming platforms.
The Waikoloa Village punk band has released several singles during the COVID-19 crisis called the Stay Home Series, which featured songs the band had begun recording together before Hawaii’s Stay-at-home order began and were finished at home independently by band members Alan Kasameyer and Jose Colmenares. “Permanent Record” is the fourth, and final single in the series.
Lyrically inspired by the classic Ramones movie Rock ’n’ Roll High School and the Violent Femmes’ 1983 hit “Kiss Off,” “Permanent Record” tells the tale of a friendship gone awry after a few drunken comments, including support for Donald Trump, that is permanently etched in the author’s brain.
The spastic two-and-a-half-minute song features collage cover art showing a post-COVID Donald Trump rally, which was unintentionally timed to be released the same weekend Trump restarts his campaign rally schedule.
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, El Sancho was performing regularly around the island, including opening for legendary touring punk bands D.O.A. and D.I. in January and March. As the Big Island slowly starts to reopen, the band is getting ready to perform live again, and is planning to head into the studio to record a new EP as a full band later in the summer.
Listen to “Permanent Record” here:
El Sancho’s website: https://www.elsanchoband.com
The previous Stay Home Singles: “Nuclear Dudes,” “Me and Squee,” and “Back to the Bay” are all streaming on Spotify, Apple Music, and other digital platforms, along with El Sancho’s self-titled 2019 EP.
Featured image: Steve Roby