Normally we wouldn’t want to be left behind, but we’re making an exception today with the premiere of Nights Like Thieves’ brand new EP, The Forgotten. Due out on Friday, May 8th, this is a heavy-hitting new piece of work starring the band in all of their glory, but also accompanied by many special guest stars. You can expect to hear none other than Sonny Sandoval of P.O.D., Scott Sellers of Rufio, Jared Woosley of Fivespeed and Angel Flores of Painting Promises on The Forgotten, a testament to how this group is viewed among its peers for its contributions to the punk and rock scenes of both South California and New Mexico. The Forgotten is at once melodic, but also a little chaotic through its five upbeat tracks. There’s certainly some nostalgia you’ll find within if you were a listener of turn-of-the-century punk rock music.
In discussing the new EP, the band explained its conception as well as its soon-to-come continuation. “The Forgotten is a collection of songs that we have been sitting on for the last two years. We started off with 22 song ideas and came down to eleven songs that we were planning on putting out as a full-length album. We then decided to split the full-length in half and release two separate EPs. Each song stands out on its own and with the blending styles of the featured vocalists and NLT’s singer Mario J. Rivera, it gives each song its own character and distinctive sound. Together as an entire EP, the songs are very melodic, tastefully heavy, with catchy melodies that get stuck in your head! They have a nostalgic feel of the emo/punk style bands from the late ‘90s to 2000s, but they make it sound new again. The second EP will be titled The Lies We Tell Ourselves which we plan to release within the next three to six months.”
The Forgotten marks the third EP release for Nights Like Thieves and the follow up to 2018’s Sophomore Slump The EP which was nominated for ‘Best Alternative Rock Album’ at the 2019 edition of the San Diego Music Awards, standing up beside releases from bands such as Blink 182, the Frights, Slightly Stoopid, P.O.D., and Switchfoot. They are nominated again this year in the ‘Best Indie/Alternative Band’ category, an illustration of just how well-respected they are within their locality.
It’s not often you can say this, but isn’t it nice to be among The Forgotten? Let’s bask in the glow for a moment, shall we?