Today, El Paso’s favorite alt-punk band Emily Davis and The Murder Police release “Why Weren’t They Stunned?” from their forthcoming album Never A Moment Alone, due out on June 25th. Frontperson Davis, a former member of Cigarettes After Sex and desert-punk shredder whose voice is reminiscent of legends (and personal influences) like Dolores O’Riordan, Shirley Manson, Jenny Lewis, and Neko Case, tackles the world and society’s penchant for head-scratching behavior with clever lyrics and dry humor, while The Murder Police —Jorge Torres (electric guitar, backing vocals), Jose Macias (bass guitar, backing vocals), and Tomas Tinajero (drums, backing vocals)—back Davis up like a freight train of energy. In this timely new track, they address our lack of concern and care when it comes to the role we play in climate change, and in other world issues like the pandemic—or as Davis says, “I don’t think we act with any urgency anymore and that lack of urgency continuously bites us in the ass.”
EDMP has found success across the nation through their poignant music and creatively engaging social media presence. Davis’ “heart-on-sleeve lyrics, biting wit, and own brand of acoustic-electric folk-punk,” as El Paso Inc. described it, brings a unique presence to the Southwest US music scene.
Davis has had a fascinatingly unique journey to the national stage. Their YouTube channel, featuring numerous punk rock covers (of, most notably, Bad Religion) has drawn serious attention—accumulating nearly 7 million views. Davis has clearly proven their talent deserves to be noticed and noticed they were, leading to the band’s most significant outing to date—an opening slot on Bad Religion’s 2019 fall tour to packed venues across the country.
Davis’ lyrical vulnerability on mental health, particularly regarding their experiences with bipolar disorder, is palpable but written in a manner that still feels relatable. EDMP has some significant accomplishments under their belt, even beyond their 2019 run with punk legends Bad Religion. In 2017, Davis toured solo with Bad Religion frontman Greg Graffin, supporting his at-the-time recently released solo record, “Millport.” In 2019 alone, the band opened for Leftover Crack, The Toasters, Authority Zero, and alt-rock cult superstars Cold War Kids. They were about to head out on tour with El Paso-based rock legends Sparta this last spring but had to put that plan on pause due to COVID-19.
Still, EDMP hasn’t let the pandemic hinder their progress, and with Never A Moment Alone, the band’s second full-length effort, Davis has deftly continued to curate a brilliantly unique blend of 90’s-inspired alt-rock, folk, and punk that will expand your horizons while it tests your speakers. Click HERE to pre-order Never A Moment Alone.
NEVER A MOMENT ALONE TRACKLIST
God Hates Flags
Eden Is The Worst
Partner In Crime
Don’t Make A Promise
Why Weren’t They Stunned?
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