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Salad Days Magazine | December 3, 2022

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DAN VAPID AND THE CHEATS SHARE NEW SINGLE, ‘CYBER WORLD’ OFF UPCOMING ALBUM ‘ESCAPE VELOCITY’

DAN VAPID AND THE CHEATS SHARE NEW SINGLE, ‘CYBER WORLD’ OFF UPCOMING ALBUM ‘ESCAPE VELOCITY’
Salad Days

In January of 2020, Dan Vapid And The Cheats began recording their fourth full-length album at Encapsulated Studios in St. Louis, Missouri.

They opted to stop the session due to the Coronavirus pandemic and it sat in limbo for over a year. Upon receiving the Covid-19 vaccine, singer Dan Vapid continued the session in the summer of 2021. Now they are ready to release their fourth full-length, ‘Escape Velocity’, due out on November 5th via Eccentric Pop Records. Dan Vapid And The Cheats is a punk rock band featuring singer, songwriter, and guitarist Dan Vapid. A veteran of the punk scene who has played in influential bands such as Screeching Weasel, The Riverdales, Sludgeworth, The Methadones, Noise By Numbers, The Mopes, and The Queers. The current lineup features Dan Vapid (Vocals/Guitar), Simon Lamb (guitars/vocals), Dillon Dunnagan (bass/vocals), and Gabe Usery (drums/vocals).

‘Escape Velocity’ exemplifies the trials and tribulations the Coronavirus pandemic has had on all of us. But life goes on. And the year hiatus made clear that this life is too short to not do what you love. The single, ‘Runaway Jane’ is inspired by John Updike’s novel, ‘Rabbit, Run’. I thought about what it would be like if a woman from a small town in Illinois left her husband without giving him a warning. I pictured a woman who felt she lived her entire life serving the prescribed roles in our society, only for it to blow into a middle-age existential crisis.” – Dan Vapid

Artwork by Justin Santora

1. Come Find Me
2. Burning Questions
3. Middle America
4. Cyber World
5. The Talk
6. Guilt and Relief
7. Runaway Jane
8. Robots
9. Teenage Wallflower
10. Tears Are Falling
11. Bitter And Sour
12. Maybe Tomorrow
13. Midnight Blue

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