Song Premiere: Every Avenue, ‘No One But You’


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Michigan pop-punk band Every Avenue have barely rested since the 2009 release of their second album, Picture Perfect. Now, we’ve got the exclusive premiere of “No One But You,” the lead single from the band’s upcoming album, Bad Habits.

Last time we checked in with the guys, they were being held hostage by an overzealous female fan in the video for the radio-friendly “Mindset.” If “No One But You” is any indication, they’ve ratcheted up the guitars and gone for a harder edge. Sounding more Foo Fighters than foo-foo, “No One But You” would’ve been a solid mid-’90s alt-rock staple nestled between Silverchair and Filter, but the band adds in enough modern flourishes to make it work today.

Frontman David Ryan Strauchman sounds like his therapist told him to exorcise his relational demons in the studio, drawing from rock screechers like Axl Rose and Chris Cornell to emphasize his primal vocals. “I want your heart so I can break it,” sings Strauchman. Side note to Strauchman’s ex: Damn, what did you do? Meanwhile, drummer Dennis Wilson, anchoring the track, punishes his drum kit like it stole money off his dresser.

“No One But You” is the lead single off the group’s upcoming third album, Bad Habits, out Aug. 2 on Fearless Records.

+ Listen to the premiere of Every Avenue’s “No One But You.”