As part of the Albany music scene well known for its hardcore and metal, and veterans of heavy bands themselves,
END OF A YEAR wanted to take it in a different direction. Inspired by the Revolution Summer period
of D.C., END OF A YEAR decided that it is possible to be loud and honest while being tuneful. The music
became a natural outgrowth of that position - melodic and, at times, pleasant but always gritty and married
to a punk sensibility.
Every member had spent time in basements and on stages well before END OF A YEAR and the confidence
from those years is evident. Anxious to pit themselves against whomever, the band took shows with everyone
from the most punishing metal bands to critically lauded indie rock outfits. END OF A YEAR will share a stage
with anyone and everyone, driven by the challenge of "difference." The band hopes to expand this
groundswell of eccentric shows and gain an even more eclectic fanbase through extensive touring in the
Northeast and beyond.
Recorded in the legendary Inner Ear Studios - the birthplace of the band’s chief influences - with the equally
legendary Don Zientara. Sincerely brings together components familiar and new – lyrical quirks that fit the
sound to an eerie amalgam, fused by aggression and melody not often found in such raw music. Smart
without being condescending, hardcore but not for the ignorant, Sincerely is too honest to be ignored.