This 5 peice Denver based punk band emerged from the sea in 2002, skipping the surface with harmonies and melodies just
after setting off a tsunami of sound which leaves their fans soaked in their own emotional sweat!
Fast riffs and catchy hooks which the members of Boldtype have honored over the course of five albums,
has propelled the band forward for the past decade. Boldtype came out of a very active and
rich punk scene in Denver in the late ‘90s, a scene that included such local acts as Pinhead Circus,
Electric Summer and the Gamits. Coming full circle, Boldtype’s latest album, Iku-Turso,
was recorded by Gamits frontman Chris Fogal, at his Black in Bluhm studio. As they’ve done
with previous albums, the members of Boldtype are handling all aspects of the release themselves.
“We enjoy doing everything DIY, it’s all about attitude and doing it yourself.”
It’s also about tenacity and determination, as the guys saw firsthand from being around Guttermouth,
a venerable punk band they accompanied on the road twice in the past two years, for two separate
month-and-a-half-long jaunts. They took a lot away from those tours and from sharing the stage with
outfits such as, Pennywise, Less Than Jake, Authority Zero, Flatliners, The Dwarves, Left Over Crack,
Offspring. To name a few.
Iku-Turso represents a new chapter for the long-running band. In a way, it’s also a symbol
of the central struggle that the members of the band face and overcome every day. “It’s the
eternal sea monster of life,” explains Waterhouse of the album’s title. "It’s a creature with
several arms from the deep. Each arm is a different emotion, or burden and it’s just wrecking shit. That’s
what humankind has to deal with — a sea monster wreaking havoc on our lives. You deal with that
every day. That’s what comes across in the music. So grab your towels and hang on, these guys bring sincerity
to an ever dying sound!