New single “Kid” off the debut EP of the same name, via St. Catherines, Ontario punk-rock band Standards is the kind of song you blare in your bedroom, loud enough to hope that your parents consider that maybe you aren’t a kid anymore.

Standards is the newest release from the Tennessee-based metallic hardcore band, Stand Your Ground. This EP may be short, but don’t let that deter you from picking it up as it sure packs a mighty punch! The pummeling immediately begins with opener “Contradictions”, a tune that slaps the listener upside the head forcing them to take notice. Not waning at all after the initial burst, the remaining four tunes nicely continue the same unrelenting assault.