California’s Sic Waiting return after a 7 year hiatus with the strong new full-length A Fine Hill to Die On. Produced by Cameron Webb (NOFX, Motorhead, Lagwagon), the album is full of the melodic hooks and crafty songwriting that has come to define the band over the past two decades. For Fans Of: Rise Against, Strung Out, No Use For a Name

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SIC WAITING – A Fine Hill To Die On
With an album title that pays homage to the sounds that defined melodic punk rock in the 90’s, Sic Waiting are back at doing what they do best on ‘A Fine Hill To Die On’.
The Oceanside, CA band around Jared Stinson has seen its share of line-up changes over the years, but with the help of Jason York and Daniel Bubert, two veterans of the SoCal music scene, Stinson has managed to churn out another set of punk rock tunes that will make you think of Rise Against, No Use For A Name and Strung Out and everything in between. Produced by Cameron Webb (NOFX, Pennywise, Motörhead), ‘A Fine Hill To Die On’ packs a dozen slices of prime punk rock in just over half an hour. Whether it’s the aggressive opener ‘Uncommon Veins’, the poppy Menzingers vibe of ‘American Hearts’, the metallic riffage of ‘Here’s To You’ or the Junction 18-reminiscent ‘Good Things’, there is an awful lot of good stuff to check out on the band’s first new album since 2015’s ‘Derailer’.
If this should turn out to be the hill that Sic Waiting dies on, then at least they went out with a bang.
7.5/10 – Review by: Tom

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SIC WAITING – A Fine Hill To Die On
I love loud, aggressive punk rock, but there will always be a special place in my heart for melodic punk. I guess I’m just a sucker for melody and a message. Take A Fine Hill To Die On by Sic Waiting for example. The band has been around for about 20 years, but this was my first time hearing their music. I’m kind of embarrassed to admit that considering how much I like this album, but better late than never, right?
Being a melodic punk act from Southern California puts Sic Waiting in the same light as bands like No Use For a Name, Face to Face, Strung Out, and Ignite. Not bad company to keep, if I do say so myself. The songs on A Fine Hill To Die On would fit right in with albums released by Epitaph or Fat Wreck Chords in the ’90s. But don’t confuse Sic Waiting for a throwback or nostalgia act. Their songs are tight, melodic, and filled with modern sensibilities. While the group pay homage to the past with this record, Sic Waiting is firmly planted in the present.

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SIC WAITING – A Fine Hill To Die On
We were beyond stoked to check out the brand new record “A Fine Hill To Die On” from Oceanside CA band Sic Waiting.
You can listen to “A Fine Hill to Die On “ on Spotify and on Apple Music
Sic Waiting was formed in 2000 by Jared Stinson. Over the course of the decades they’ve released multiple albums and EP’s and are back with another strong full length called A Fine Hill to Die On. The title pays homage to the sound that defined melodic punk rock in the 90’s and is still what the band plays so well. A virtual revolving door of musicians over the years has seen Stinson keep the music alive, and now includes Jason York and Daniel Bubert, two equally established vets of the SoCal music scene.
“A Fine Hill to Die “ is an absolute killer record. The album which is out today (November 4th ) via the amazing folks at Thousand Islands Records (USA/CAN) and Pee Records (AUS), with UK/EU distro by Lockjaw Records. The album was produced by Cameron Webb (NOFX, Motorhead, Pennywise) and is the follow-up to the band’s 2015 ‘Derailer’ release. Artwork by Chris Shearer.
The band waste no time on “A Fine Hill to Die On” They bring it at full force with the absolutely sonically perfect “Uncommon Veins “
We loved the feel on “American Hearts” it has a real throwback sound to it that we love .
From the intro drums we were hooked on “Bad Times “ This one is so catchy it stayed with us for while ( That’s a good thing )
One of the shinning stars on “A Fine Hill to Die On “ (There are many shining stars on this record) is “Good Things “ the song is flawless. We love how in the pocket “Sic Waiting “ sounds on this track.
The guitar riffs on “Here’s To You “ are freaking masterpieces The tune seriously kicks some major ass . We definitely hit repeat on this one a couple time .
Sic Waiting really hit one out of the park with “A Fine Hill to Die on” From “Life On Fire” to “Fireworks” this album is jam packed with PRIME QUALITY PUNK ROCK

04 November 2022

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Executive Producer: Jared Stinson
Produced, engineered and mixed by Cameron Webb
at Maple Studios, Santa Ana, CA in March 2021
Additional Engineering by Sergio Chavez
Drums Edited by Sergio Chavez
Additional Editing by Daniel Bubert
Mastered by Andrew Alekel at Bolskine House, Los Angeles CA
Artwork by Chris Shearer

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