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Mascots Embrace The Challenges Of Change In “Slipping In The Dark”

You can do it! Even when you find yourself slipping into old habits.

Sometimes in life, the most random or innocent beginnings can spawn something so much greater. This statement couldn't be truer for the modern emo/pop-punk band Mascots.

Started as a passion project among five friends, the Cincinnati outfit quickly blossomed into something more serious, with their debut EP “Nothing To Lose” immediately establishing them as some of the most exciting up-and-comers in the business. As the Mascots continue to shoot for even greater heights, we can’t wait to see what they’ll show us next.

Having initially come together in the fall of 2014, Mascots is still going strong nearly a decade later. Throughout constant challenges, lineup changes, and even the COVID-19 pandemic, the boys from the Cincinnati suburbs didn’t just survive; they evolved and thrived.

With their eclectic blend of sounds and willingness to explore relatable yet challenging topics like mental health, they’ve captured the hearts and imaginations of listeners everywhere. The sky is the limit for this group of friends; we’d say they’re already well on their way.

Mascot’s latest single, “Slipping in the Dark,” sends you back to the early 2010s in the best way possible. It’s got that nostalgic punk-rock feel while simultaneously managing to feel rooted in the present.

Led by powerful drums and an electric guitar that almost feels like it has a soul of its own, the instrumentals perfectly complement a vocal performance that feels practically dripping with emotions. This is fitting; “Slipping in the Dark” is more than just your run-of-the-mill release.

It reminds us that even when we slip into our old, negative ways and mindsets, we can rise more than ever. Mascot believes in you; now it’s time for you to believe in yourself.

Mascot’s new release, “Slipping in the Dark,” is an empowering offering that shows listeners that change and instability might be some of the toughest obstacles you might face.

Still, it’s possible to pick yourself up and thrive at the end of the day. Whenever you’re ready, tap in and stream Mascot’s “Slipping in the Dark,” out April 3rd.

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