The Anti-Queens, Toronto's premiere punk rock 'n' rollers, have just released their latest LP, "Disenchanted," with an accompanying video for the track "Overthinking". The new album appears worldwide on digital and vinyl formats via Stomp Records. For over a decade, The Anti-Queens have been a prominent force in Toronto's music scene. The band is led by the fiercely talented and dynamic duo of Emily Bones and Valerie Knox, who bring a punk-rock energy that challenges the male-dominated music industry. Known for their electrifying live performances, they've gained a reputation for their unstoppable energy and powerful stage presence. Their latest album Disenchanted, Recorded at Drive Studios in Toronto by Steve Rizun and Dave Baksh, continues their tradition of crafting infectious, hook-laden anthems that will surely delight fans of Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, The Distillers, Hole, L7, Lunachicks, and The Warning. Written by Emily Bones and Valerie Knox over the course of the pandemic, this album is a conscious meeting of vulnerability, self reflection, and finding one’s self worth and motivation to attack what life throws at you head-on. As the band says: Nothing is held back and everything is on the table. Disenchanted, light and dark, bright and dreary. Magical and kinda sad.


The captivating new music video for "Overthinking" was directed by Michael Crusty and Valerie Knox and produced by Crusty Media. Filmed by Michael Crusty, Sarah Mathieson, and edited by Michael Crusty, the video stars Emily Bones, Valerie Knox, Michael Crusty, Zoe McMillan, Ivy Bones, and Maggie Knox. Shot against the picturesque backdrop of Uxbridge, ON in August 2023, the outdoor scenes radiate with the warmth of carefree summer days, perfectly embodying the song's theme of navigating the mental labyrinth of overthinking. The band reflects “Overthinking is about the mental spiral of stressing over things that are beyond our control. We wanted the music video to visually echo this theme. The summer scenes are meant to capture that carefree happiness you feel when spending a warm, sunny day playing with your dog while in the company of a best friend”. The juxtaposition of these joyful moments with the introspective indoor scenes, filmed in January 2024 at GS209 in Etobicoke, ON, captures the emotional depth of the track. “We shot the full-band segment in a brightly lit white room, opting for all-black attire to dramatically heighten the visual contrast and intensify the mood”. The use of projection techniques during the indoor shoot, where the summer footage is overlaid onto the studio walls as the band performs, creates a visually stunning harmony, seamlessly blending both worlds and enhancing the narrative resonance of the music while simultaneously linking both moments together.

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Founded back in 2012 by the visionary singer/songwriter Emily Bones, The Anti-Queens have been carving their unique mark on the international punk rock landscape. With a sound as defiant as their name suggests, they blend raw energy, lyrical depth, and an unapologetic stage presence that captivates audiences everywhere they go. They've embarked on extensive tours across Canada, the United States, and Europe, sharing stages with notable acts like Danko Jones, Streetlight Manifesto, and Protest The Hero. Their festival performances include appearances at 77 MTL, Montebello Rockfest, and Pouzza Fest, among others, showcasing their ability to captivate audiences on a grand scale. Throughout their journey, The Anti-Queens have remained a symbol of resilience, creativity, and the unbreakable bond of music. Their narrative is a testament to their ability to adapt, overcome, and inspire, connecting with audiences around the globe through electrifying performances and a genuine commitment to their craft. The new album is absolutely rammed with massive pop-punk-rock anthems. From defiant ragers to heartfelt angry love songs to scathing social castigations, Disenchanted is set to be the summertime favorite for rebels, misfits and outcasts. 









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