stream premiere: On the Outs - Alright
On their new EP — the first material since a 2015 7” — alright leaves nothing on the table. The band is back with a quiet vengeance, tearing through tracks that explore a romance filled with indecision (“Flowers”), the acceptance of never being able to completely understand anything or anyone (“Ghosts”), and the pain of being left on the outside (“On the Outs”) From the pensive, moody beginnings of the slow-to-unravel opener “On the Outs” to the brief, but impossibly catchy rage of “Ghosts,” every second is fun, memorable, and unexpected. It’s a whirlwind trip, but one you’re happy to take again and again.
As the band explained about the record: all of the songs on this ep were written at a time when we were going through a lot of changes - we had just started playing with a new drummer (john) - and we were really starting to think about who we were as a band and what intentional direction we wanted to go in. i think that our lives at the time were mirroring that - all of these songs kind of deal with getting too complacent in your relationships and the feeling of realizing that it's happening. it's about feeling pulled in two different directions between yourself and this other person. it's about standing on the edge of something and recognizing that you have to make a choice.
12/12 Washington, DC @ Pie Shop
12/13 Lindenhurst, NY @ Brewhaus Pub
12/14 New Brunswick, NJ @ In The West
12/15 Philadelphia, PA @ Green Line Cafe
12/16 Baltimore, MD @ TBA
12/17 Richmond, VA @ Gallery 5
12/21 Charlotte, NC @ The Milestone