Critically acclaimed Orange County based alternative rock band Commonwealth has officially joined the ranks of Los Angeles based independent label SharpTone Records. Featuring ex-members of Movements and Hotel Books, the rising four-piece has released a teaser video today for their forthcoming single, “Fear,” which will debut on Friday, August 17th.
“We are honored and privileged to be brought into a label such as SharpTone. We have been waiting to share our art and passion with everyone for quite some time and the time is now.” – Bryce T. Evenson
Founded in 2016, Commonwealth describe themselves as “honest music for the worn out soul,” that’s conveyed with a subtle, ethereal style of post-rock infused alternative musicianship with melancholic, whimsical lyricism and poignant vocal delivery. Energetic enough to remain catchy and engaging while somber and sobering enough to speak through to the listener’s soul, Commonwealth are a unique band built on a platform of authentic passion, appealing to fans of atmospheric post-hardcore, pop-punk and alt-rock all with one sprawling, all-encompassing dynamic.
While the band are young and have a few songs to their name, they’ve gained vast experience and a solid foundation from a dedicated work ethic, which has led to them playing alongside Set Sights and Modern Color in support of 2016’s critically acclaimed single, “Father(s).” A harrowing and personal track detailing strained family dynamics and loss alike, the song served as an initial introduction to the band’s incredible potential. This became more evident with the release of “Vinyl” in 2017.
Since then, Commonwealth have been relatively quiet, collecting themselves for their next big move—joining SharpTone’s roster and their forthcoming full-length record, containing the two previously released songs and several other tremendous, touching and talented cuts like the forthcoming single “Fear” that incorporate elements of everything from post-rock to post-hardcore—creating soothing and immersive music that truly adds to the common good.