For Which We Stand
Fresno, CA-based, political-rock outfit Republik didn't know what they were getting into when they formed at the end of 2007. As they laid the groundwork for what would later become tracks like 'American Nightmare', 'Kamikaze High', and 'Shell Shock', they only had one goal in mind: To Write energetic music that carried a message. Just over a year later, Republik is set to release an album that does just that. With one solid punch-to-the-face after another, 'For Which We Stand' delivers every scream, solo, build-up and breakdown with a fervent aggression that demands undivided listener attention. And with the 2009 release of this anticipated 11-track debut (co-produced by Republik and Peter Wolf) it's more than evident that Vocalist Ben Lowrey, guitar player Leo Ceja, drummer Mike Lopez and Bassist Joe C. Albert a.k.a Frank Shank have accomplished their first of many missions to come.