We are proud to present a combined effort between two bands from extreme opposites of the American continent. Both bands showcase their affinity for melodic hardcore while wearing their influences on their collective sleeves.
Police & Thieves (Washington, DC) are known for their melodic brand of 80's influenced harDCore, while Remission (Santiago, Chile) plays a style of hardcore reminiscent of bands like Verbal Assault and One Step Ahead.
For Police & Thieves this is their first official recording since their 2nd EP, "Amor y Guerra" on Youngblood Records in 2008. The songs on the split maintain their mid-tempo melodic sound from their previous releases, while adding faster parts to the songs, giving them a more dynamic and powerful feel. The lyrics of these songs focus on personal struggles as well as those of self-empowerment.
For Remission, they recorded these 2 new songs shortly after their "Winds of Promise" 7" on React! Records. Their style has been influenced by Verbal Assault and Dag Nasty but they continue to put their own stamp of melodic hardcore over this classic style. Lyrically the songs touch upon social and personal issues of the day. It has been said by many that this band put South America on the hardcore map, discover why!