by Dan Goldin (@post_trash_)
It’s been over ten years since Flesh Lights brought their conversational garage punk from San Antonio to Austin, a fitting move for a band known for their live intensity. Their sound is rock ‘n’ roll without irony, it’s built on giant riffs and conversational lyrics in a way that recalls late Hüsker Dü and The Replacements. Their songs are punchy, easily memorable, and if you get drunk and shout along with them, you’ll be in good company. Set to release Never See Snow on February 22nd via ATH Records (The Hermits, Big Bill, She Sir), their third album has been a long time in the making. It’s a bit more refined than the caustic in-the-red attack of Muscle Pop but the hallmarks of their songwriting remain true.
Second single “Someday” is a song that contemplates the changes we all face as we get older and friendships fade but never disappear. It’s a (dare I say) radio friendly rocker… if the radio still played “rockers” and there’s more than a couple of blistering solos cut between the bouncing punk bass line. This one was meant for warm weather and good times, a distant memory to those of us caught in the polar vortex, but Flesh Lights bring us along for the ride.
Speaking of the track, Flesh Light’s Max Vandever shared:
“We all have friends that we naturally see less and less as we get older. "Someday" is about the emotions behind being very close with someone and then barely seeing them as life moves forward.”