Since their beginning in 2013, Rebuilder has refused to follow the rules. Their first show was at a bar playing to no one. Their second show was playing to a sold-out crowd with Dropkick Murphys – That’s definitely against the rules.
So what has Rebuilder been up to since the release of their debut full length “Rock and Roll in America”? Well they’ve been doing just that. The self proclaimed gnarly-punk band from Boston has piled into their van, and brought their brand of never-say-die Rock & Roll to the people. Tireless travel up and down both coasts, throughout the Midwest, and even crossing the occasional boarder into Canada and Mexico, Rebuilder has put the pedal through the floor since their inception.
Their newest release on Panic State Records, an EP entitled “Sounds from the Massachusetts Turnpike” ,is a fervent and rambunctious follow up to ‘RNRIA’. With power and intensity, this record widens and solidifies Rebuilder’s sonic footprint in the landscape of rock and roll, re-thinking the traditional three chord punk song and developing their own unique style. ‘Sounds from the Massachusetts Turnpike’ came out Sept 1st 2017 and was recorded, mixed and mastered by Jay Maas at Getaway Studios in Haverhill, MA.
Rebuilder will continue to pick up the pieces of a broken scene, and cast aside a broken system. They will soldier on, and rebuild the community of sounds that has given them so much to be thankful for.
Refuse, Rethink, Rebuild.
Rebuilder is Sal Ellington (vocals, guitar), Daniel Carswell (bass), Brandon Phillips (drums/guitars), Harley Cox (drums)
6 times nominated for Best Punk Band In Boston by Boston Music Awards
Opened for: Dropkick Murphys, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Diarrhea Planet, Iron Chic, Single Mothers, Pennywise, Bad Religion, NOFX, Frank Turner, Piebald, etc.
“Rebuilder need to get on the road with some of skate-punk and pop-punk’s great masters, like the Descendents and NOFX. Their one-two punch of two lead vocalists and straight barre-chord punk is catchy as hell, and deserves to be heard by the masses.”
– Do 617
“Loud, fast, pop punk with attitude.” – Daykamp Music
“Rebuilder are the best kind of in-between from hardcore punk and early 90’s skate punk. Bigass hooks, singalong choruses, gritty palm-muted guitars…go do a kickflip, break your wrist, and go to a Rebuilder show in your cast. That’s how it should be.” – Adam Parshall Allston Pudding
“A killer punk screed needn’t exceed two minutes. Economical and phenomenal.” – Jed Gottlieb Boston Herald