Seattle noise rock band Voycheck spent 2016 blazing a trail of fire built of hearts and minds with the release of their debut ep/demo “This Ain’t No Joy Joy.” As we step into 2017 with an uncertain future, one thing is for sure: Voycheck is ready.
To that point, Voycheck are pleased to announce the upcoming release of their debut full length, #FuckingProfessional. #FuckingProfessional, a concept album of sorts, will be hitting stores, digital and physical, Tuesday May 16.
In their words:
In 100 years….when all the time capsules are opened, what will the future say about the time in which we currently live? Who are we as a tribe, as a nation, as a people? What was our story? Will they laugh at our quaint little Kindles, our clunky wearable tech and our heated cupholders in voices like Alvin from the chipmunks declaring his desire for a hula hoop repeatedly? Will they laugh at our repeated inability to accept the qualities of others regardless of gender, race or religion? Will they clasp their hands to their mouths, in aghast fashion, over images we don’t even realize could be compared to the poor taste of Coon Chicken Inn or Sambo’s.
Either way, the world will progress, regardless of the current appearance or short-lived, small-handed trends. We exist in forward momentum with occasional missteps. The past fears the future and must, sometimes, be placated by the present. The album you’re about to hear includes those elements. This album is built as a story: like a book or movie to be taken in as a whole. We will introduce characters, reference other events and include aspects that may be viewed as offensive, but are intended as a literary device to progress the story. This is a story of change. This is a story of protest. This is a story of war.
It’s the story of the people that are forcibly removed from their homeland. It’s the story of the men and women that, after being oppressed have found the power to rise up. It’s the story of those that take action. It’s the story of the rebuilding of a nation. It’s the story of the journey of civilization.
This is the story of the conquerors that are often revered but are rarely people of merit we would want to continue to follow in life as we did in battle for so often when our successes are in destruction our failures are often in construction. Are they people that stand in the way of progress? Who do they become when the war is over and they’re discarded? That could be part of the story.
This could be the story of the time in which we live. We could be at the dawn of that century. We could be living at the beginning of that story. This is that story...the story of #FuckingProfessional…the story of the business of war:where business is booming.
It is with enthusiasm for this release that Voycheck is excited to release the cover art for #FuckingProfessional, designed by vocalist Chas Roberts:
#FuckingProfessional will be released independently on Tuesday May 16. You can currently listen to their demo/debut EP “This Ain’t No Joy Joy” on Bandcamp, iTunes, Spotify and other digital retailers people seem to trust.