Newly signed SHARPTONE RECORDS band POST PROFIT — Matt Jackson [vocals, guitar], Nick Hawner [guitar +vocals], and Zach Hicks [drums + vocals] — have announced their new, six-song EP, Self Defeater, out November 17.
Pre-order it here.
Today, the band has shared the video for ‘Drug Emporium.’ Watch it here.
Visually, it’s a youthful romp that will transport you back to those high school afternoons — when you headed for the skateboard and bike ramp as soon as the homeroom bell rang.
Musically speaking, if you dig Deftones and Quicksand, you’ll love Post Profit and their chunky post-hardcore sound.
“This song is about the growing pains of growing up in the real world,” the band explains. “While there’s nostalgia in the music, the lyrics are about moving yourself forward and evolving. And since we’re all fans of skateboarding, it only made sense to include it in the video.”
Fresh off a spate of dates supporting Nothing More and Dead Poet Society, Post Profit will return to the road and embark on a co-headline tour next month with Silly Goose. All dates are below. Get tickets here.
SELF DEFEATER EP TRACK LISTING:
“Keep Your Excuses”
POST PROFIT ON TOUR:
WITH SILLY GOOSE:
11/1 — Orlando, FL— Level 13
11/3 — Chapel Hill, NC — Local 506
11/4 — Washington, DC — DC9
11/6 — New York, NY — Mercury Lounge (Late Show)
11/8 — Pittsburgh, PA — Preserving Underground
11/9 — Ferndale, MI —Loving Touch
11/11 — Columbus, OH — Summit Music Hall
11/12 — Chicago, IL — Cobra
11/13 — St. Louis, MO — Blueberry Hill – Duck Room
11/15 — Austin, TX — Empire Control Room
11/16 — Houston, TX — WHL Studio
11/18 — New Orleans, LA — Parish @ House of Blues
11/20 — Nashville, TN —The End
Some would say Post Profit have been waiting for this moment since the cradle, with each member being introduced to musical instruments between the ages of 2 to 6.
Zach and Matt forged a friendship as toddlers ever since their moms became best friends from church in Longview, TX. Nick would later learn of Matt’s vocal prowess through the high school intercom. “Matt’s father was the high school principal,” explains Nick. “And he’d have Matt on there in the mornings singing about refraining from drugs and alcohol and striving for good school attendance.”
Over the next few years, the trio would really get to know each other from attending and performing at local shows. Nick and Zach especially hit it off and quickly became inseparable, spending much of their time listening to music, eager to put their own band together. Meanwhile, Matt was sinking his teeth into a Dallas based metalcore band called Far From Earth.
During early 2017, Matt started hosting open jams every Sunday at a smoky East Texas dive bar and one night asked Zach to join on drums. Zach dragged his new friend Nick along on guitar and the trio quickly formed a strong musical bond. They would soon start slipping originals into their covers sets and after months of unrelenting practices and bar jams they booked their first show at a Halloween party in Tyler, TX.
With the experience of countless gigs across the South, Post Profit soon gained a reputation for their commanding and impactful live performance, including powerful 2021 and 2022 performances at Welcome To Rockville in Daytona, FL. Rallying around influences such as Deftones, Incubus, Failure, and Quicksand, the band refined their original songs and sound into what would become their 2022 debut self-produced album When You Think It’s Right It’s Always Wrong.
The release garnered over a million cumulative streams independently, and the success of their single “Smother” grabbed the attention of SharpTone Records, eventually landing them a deal.