“One night we played a 1980s versus 1990s show hosted by a seemingly depressed Biz Markie,” said singer/guitarist/primary songwriter, Spencer Askin. “The capacity of the club was 2,100 and it was packed. We were double booked that night, and when we loaded in for our later performance, the venue was empty and there was a dude being loaded into an ambulance. It was like ‘back to reality.”
In ‘Reminders’, sight and sound, merge as it should with a tint of the Beatles’ and a glimmering darkness of folk-atmospherics of modern day Radiohead. A glance into the giddy under-representation of it all, the band tracks into parodies of mal-contentment and nihilistic apathy.
It’s a joyful song. Really. The beautifully choreographed sling of hooks upon rock-hooks, deflect with contentiously decadent skateboard ollie of child-like happiness and cynical adult-apparitions. The skin of the lyrical adoration begins from the beginning, as the layers of thoughts and remembrance.
The song is a veritable smorgasbord of story telling, succinctly delicious, and honestly refreshing.
The Costa Mesa, California based quartet features Spencer, Trevin Eck, Spencer Wiles and Stefan Macarewich.
‘Reminders’ is a return to a glory days of rock gone by. And that happy-but-contrastingly-sad vibe is tasty from the get-go.
The track will be paired with a video directed by David M. Helman (The Weeknd, Khalid, Glass Animals, Skrillex, and Gucci Mane, among others).
See the band next @ The Wayfarer, Costa Mesa on November 25th.