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The city of Scranton, Pennsylvania may be best known as the setting for NBC’s The Office, but it’s also home to scrappy punk band Captain, We’re Sinking. The band has been staying afloat for just over a decade now, and after a four-year break, during which frontman Bobby Barnett toured the UK with his brother Greg of The Menzingers, they’ve returned with their strongest LP yet, King Of No Man.

The album was inspired by what the band calls “life’s seemingly constant defeats”: desperation, debt, death. With lyrics like “So tired and bored to death / Mid-twenty-somethings up to their necks in crippling debt.” In an interview  Barnett reflects, “I was starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel as far as school was concerned, but I also had a lot of things happening in my personal life that seemed to be caving in. I would walk around campus humming the chorus to myself and just laugh to myself.