words: Sean Deveney
There’s something about this song that creates an entire universe. “Everything They Said” by Brooklyn dream pop band Surf Rock is Dead employs a phenomenal bass line that creates a dark opening which is then quickly filled with light as the song lifts off. It could be the reverb that swims throughout the track or perhaps the dependable drums that make this song so atmospheric in a way that make it feel as if you are not just hearing it but are actually inside of it.
The universe it creates is one of bustling activity and full of life. Amidst the action though, songwriters Kevin Pariso and Joel Witenberg seem to find themselves in a stage of reflection as they think back to “Everything They Said.” The song is so teeming with feeling that it suggests a scene consisting of the bright lights of a city with hectic traffic forever moving forward despite those stuck in it forever looking backward. It is the feeling of being alone in a crowd drenched in reverb with an infectious bass line and relentless beats.