From their upcoming EP “DOPAMINE DEALER” being released February 3rd 2023
The unhinged song, which was complimented by an equally unsettling music video, draws nostalgic sounds for fans of early 2000s metalcore bands such as Every Time I Die, The Chariot and Converge.
American Standards Vocalist Brandon Kellum said of the song:
“I’ve always wanted to do a spin on Doris Day’s ‘Que Sera Sera’. I love the idea of not worrying about what you can’t change but wanted to challenge the concept of leaving it up to “fate”. In our version ‘The Dealer’, it pushes the listener to own their path, preserving through both external adversities and internal self doubt. It ends with a question, are you living up to your potential or waiting for a future that isn’t promised?”
Sometimes strong emotions can make you lose focus. That’s not the case for Arizona based metallic hardcore band, American Standards. After losing their guitarist to suicide and shortly after the vocalists father to cancer, the band founded in 2011 released their most emotional and socially poignant album to date. Now more focused than ever, American Standards has hit the road playing shows with bands such as Knocked Loose, Stray From The Path, Comeback Kid, Every Time I Die, Zao, and Norma Jean. Their mantra; “Don’t wait for things to happen. Make them happen.” Heralded by Metal Injection as “one of strongest bands in the realm of hardcore and metalcore this year” and with features on Alternative Press, Decibel, Lambgoat and Revolver, people are beginning to take notice.