Pop Evil Score First No. 1 Hit on Active Rock Chart With ‘Trenches’
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Pop Evil land their first-ever No. 1 on the active rock radio chart this week with ‘Trenches.’ The hard-driving track is the breakout single off their third studio album, ‘Onyx,’ which hit stores in May.
With the disc being independently released via eOne Records, the Michigan five-piece is particularly thrilled to reach the peak despite the absence of major-label backing.
“‘Trenches’ was written about the constant grind to survive in the music business,” says singer Leigh Kakaty. “Earning our first No. 1 means more than you could imagine! Thanks to our supporters and believers at rock radio, management and record label. Most of all we thank the Pop Evil die-hard fans for making this happen!”
To celebrate the milestone, the band is offering a discounted download of the song on iTunes. The track is currently available for 69 cents here.
Besides being a major career highlight, ‘Trenches’ is also a sort of Pop Evil manifesto. “It’s about our battles,” Kakaty has said. “Not focusing on the things we can’t control, if we really want to be a band that stands the test of time we have to write the music that connects. We have to dig our way out of the trenches.”
Check out Pop Evil’s summer tour dates here, and watch the video for ‘Trenches’ above.