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Exclusive Premiere: Releaser – “Should’ve Known Better”

The Band Covers Richard Marx With This Classic Hit

Today we bring you the exclusive video premiere of “Should’ve Known Better”, by Chicago-based rock quartet, Releaser. The song is a cover of the 1987 hit which was originally written and performed by iconic singer-songwriter, Richard Marx.

The bands take puts a little more edge and aggression into the upbeat 80’s pop classic, which is a cautionary tale about falling in love with someone that you know is going to hurt you. The track was mixed and edited by Nick Radovanovic, (formerly of Acceptance).

Stephen Mueller comments:

I’ve always been a huge fan of Richard Marx. In my early days in bands, my friends would call me the punk rock Richard Marx because my voice kinda sounded like his and I sang songs about girls. Since he’s always been an influence on my songwriting, I thought a great way to pay respect to that influence would be to do a cover of one of his songs. Should’ve Known Better is a perfect choice in my eyes for Releaser to cover. It’s upbeat, catchy as hell, and just an overall great song.

The video was directed by Alex Zarek, which also features and stars musician and actress, Valla Di.

The song will be officially released to Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, and Deezer tomorrow, July 3rd. You can pre-save the track by visiting the following link.

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Should've known better For the first time in our lives, we recently saw live music come to a total standstill. Chicago four-piece Releaser, however, isn’t letting 2020 slow them down.

Releaser met and assembled with the common objective to deliver you the highest quality songwriting and live performances that their decades of collective grind and know-how could muster. The music is astute and effective. The lyrical content is honest – something too many artists have abandoned in favor of sounding important. The vocals and melodies are the reason you check out new music. These guys will have you singing in your head at work like a pro.

Stephen, Andre, Duane and Jeremy saw in each other the pieces that had been missing in previous projects. With a different atmosphere of talent and trust, a new culture revealed itself: like-minded and hardworking, where the only band leader is the song.

Singer/Guitar Stephen Mueller previously recorded with Mark Needham and Jeff Saltzman (The Killers), collaborated with PJ Smith (Def Leppard, Something Corporate), Phil Solem (The Rembrandts), and played on tours featuring Better Than Ezra, Sister Hazel, and Stroke 9.

Jeremy Mederich has played well over 3,000 shows and has extensive touring experience with his previous band Luster. He’s worked with Taylor Bray, Alex Gibson, Greg Calbi, and recently wrapped up with producer Matt Wallace on his other project, Prizefighter.

Andre Robert and Duane James Jr. have vast experience touring the US and opening for acts such as Boys Like Girls, Cobra Starship, The Format, Quietdrive, Taking Back Sunday, The Damned Things, Cartel, Story of the Year, Escape the Fate, Terraplane Sun, Irontom, Barns Courtney, and The Arkells.

After debuting their EP, Retox, and sharing the bill with national acts like Local H, Lucky Boys Confusion, The Spill Canvas, Punchline, Red Sun Rising, The Black Moods, Them Evils, Selfish Things, Radkey and AM Taxi, Releaser has begun churning out new material for a sophomore drop.

One week away from hitting I-55 south for seven showcases at SXSW, 2020 was gearing up to be a hectic one. We all know what happened next. But this isn’t these guys’ first rodeo in confronting adversity.

Releaser met the challenge by continuing to demo for their upcoming full-length. The band also recorded and shot a video for Richard Marx’s Should’ve Known Better, out and streaming on July 3rd, 2020.

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