After dropping tons of hints and hashtags on social media of late, Charleston’s Heyrocco finally released their new album Waiting on Cool today with Vital Music Group (U.K. and Europe) Dine Alone Records (U.S.).

The six-song EP is less Disney grunge than Teenage Movie Soundtrack, replacing pop hooks and lyrics about teenage affairs (premature ejaculation, virginity, being a loser) with songs that better reflect the post-teen life of one very rock ‘n’ roll band.

Anyone who’s followed the trio’s travels to the U.K. and back and all over the States for the past two years can’t help but sense those experiences seep into Waiting on Cool. From the lead track “Yeah!,” which sounds like late-70s punk made out with British indie rock circa 2004, to the ’90s American radio rock of “Build it Up,” the record sees Heyrocco driving naturally toward an equally confident but grittier sound than ever before — a sound that has matured and seen a thing or two but is still so very Heyrocco.

Titled in reference to bassist Chris Cool, Waiting on Cool should whet the appetite of Heyrocco fans until the release of the band’s second LP next year.

You can stream the EP now on Spotify or listen below. 


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