Senior Discount Levels Up

Providence punks get signed and gear up for a new summer record


Pop punk rockers Senior Discount have been putting in the work since they first flipped on their amps more than 10 years ago. In that time they’ve shared the stage with big names in punk, and been awarded Best Pop Punk Band in readers’ polls in Motif the last two years running. Now they’re getting ready for the next stage in life as a band: getting signed.

This month, Paper and Plastick Records will be putting out the outfit’s new album, The Best Revenge, a collection of just-in-time-for-summer jams that drummer Christian Staton feels is ready-made for playing loud on the way to the beach.

“We want people to be able to roll down their windows, put this on, and just blast it,” he says.

As if releasing a new record on a label isn’t exciting enough, this is a moment of acknowledgement from a longtime hero. Paper and Plastick Records’ founder is Vinnie Fiorello, drummer for the ska band Less Than Jake. “[They’re] a band that we idolize,” says Staton.

Paper and Plastick will be handling the mastering of the record – which was recorded by RI’s legendary George Dussault – and distribution, expanding Senior Discount’s reach to a new audience beyond their home state. To celebrate the release, the band will be playing with Badfish at The Whiskey Republic on July 13.

“We’re can’t wait to see what the rest of the summer holds, says Staton. “We have a bunch of songs that we’re really happy with. It’s got a sort of summertime, upbeat feel. We’re super appreciative and thankful.”