“It may be an east coast thing.” –Jon Strader (guitarist)
It’s a simple formula, really. Put five guys together in a basement for four years. Throw in a strong work ethic and a bit of humility. Then top it off with music filled to the brim with relevance, catchiness, and honesty, and what do you get? You’ll get a band that has a chance to break through the radar and actually leave its mark on the world above them. You’ll get No Trigger. And since their quiet beginnings four years ago, this five piece out of central Massachusetts has done just that. They’ve managed to take their music and their message out of their east coast basement and into the ears of fans worldwide.
The story of No Trigger begins in Massachusetts in the year 2000 when the impassioned hardcore punk outfit made their first splash with a series of self-released demos and split EPs. Fast forward to 2006, countless live shows later, and the release of the band’s landmark debut (and to this point, only) full length album, Canyoneer on Nitro Records, an album that, regardless of any future releases, cemented the band’s legacy in punk rock forever. Such is the story of No Trigger, a band destined to release groundbreaking punk rock albums, riling up their fanbase, only to disappear into the abyss and return again years later.
On their sophomore album, Tycoon, released in February 2012 on No Sleep Records, No Trigger compiled what is already being considered by many to be their greatest achievement to date, and an album sure to turn the entire punk rock community on its ear, again.