Alt Punk Band Unrivaled, release debut album “Quarter Life Crisis”

Cincinnati alternative punk band Unrivaled released their debut album ‘Quarter Life Crisis’. Produced and mixed by Dylan Ray of BlackWolf Room and mastered by Garrett Haines of Treelady Studios, the band went into the studio with an open mind and created a record that is unique and relatable to listeners.

“We went into the studio looking to record 10+ songs for our debut effort. With very little experience recording beforehand, we took a massive leap of faith with this project. Unsure if these songs would sound better or worse, we went in the studio with an open mind and a willingness to adapt on the fly. Eight months and one pandemic later, we came out with eleven songs we’re proud to call our own. Something unique. Something we can’t wait to share with the world. It wasn’t until about halfway in, we settled on the name ‘Quarter Life Crisis’. With the subject matter of these songs, it seemed like the perfect name for this album. Right to the point and something relatable to our audience. The songs were initially written by me, but these tracks wouldn’t be nearly as good without Paul and Austin’s touch. This was a project where every cog needed to align, and we did just that.” – Jimmy Alexander, guitarist

Hailing from Cincinnati, Unrivaled is a three-piece band that blurs the lines between punk and metal to create a sound that lives up to their name. Their formation began when guitarist Jimmy Alexander met up with drummer Austin Pflum in an attempt to create a spark in southwest Ohio. Along with the addition of Paul Lipps on bass, the band was born into existence at the beginning of 2019. Drawing influence from bands such as Rise Against and Green Day, they are looking to reinvent rock in their own image.
Since forming, they have been hard at work writing and spending time in the studio recording. When they were able before the pandemic, they had been playing shows throughout the local Cincinnati music scene opening for bands such as The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus and Eyes Set To Kill.
Ahead of the release of their debut album, the band released three singles off of it including “I’ve Relapsed”, “Still Alive”, and “Doppelganger”. With no plans on looking back, Unrivaled is determined to make an impact with their debut album ‘Quarter Life Crisis’, which was released on January 29th, 2021.


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