Andrew Hamlin 11:30 a.m., July 19
RIYL: The Penetrators, the Zeros, Cardiac Kidz, Just In Case, Flag On Fire, Guttermouth, Implants, Counterpunch, After the Fall
Influences: Black Flag, Dead Kennedys, Misfits, the Penetrators, Bad Religion, Pennywise, Strung Out, Propagandhi
Melodic skate punks Castoff entered Doubletime studios in early 2015, to work with Jeff Forrest (Blink 182, Rocket From the Crypt, As I Lay Dying) to track and mix their first effort with their newest lineup. The EP Lines and Passages was mastered by Jason Livermore at Blasting Room Studios, and was later picked up and released in early July on Bird Attack Records and Morning Wood Records. They continued to play shows through 2015 to support the release.
The band released their First Step To Recovery LP in early 2016, via Bird Attack and Morning Wood. It was recorded and mixed by Patrick Burkholder (Wraths) at Screaming Leopard Studios and mastered by Daryl Phenneger at the Freq Zone Studio. A limited edition variant run was produced on vinyl (100 copies), and a video was created for the track “Certain As The Sun.”