Written by Scott Fugger
Remo Drive’s sound is a hard to classify, but caught my ear right away. The band is a melting pot of punk, emo, and hardcore in a way that is refreshing rather than overwhelming. On first listen I was pulled toward a comparison of a mixture of both Make Do and Mend and The Obsessives, along with something a bit heavier. Today, we have the pleasure of debuting their upcoming 7”, Breathe In // Perfume.
Remo Drive is an outlet for the three of us to express feelings we can’t identify without the help of music. These new songs are personal- ‘Breathe In’ is about dealing with underlying anxiety that doesn’t seem to have an outward cause but is intense nevertheless. ‘Perfume’ is about the same anxieties interfering with other aspects of my life.
It really makes me happy that being open and discussing mental health issues such as anxiety and depression, has become so widely accepted in our scene as of late. Music is such a powerful outlet for both the artist and the audience. Something as simple as hearing a song you enjoy and realizing that you aren’t alone in your feelings can make a world of a difference. “Be more – be more rational / I wish that I could let it all go” is the one line in particular that stood out to me. Feeling anxious without knowing why is so overpowering. Even just having something to place the blame on would make things better and seem less irrational, but having someone else put this feeling into words helps too.
Digital release and vinyl pre-order of these songs is set for November 10th, with vinyl shipping in early 2016. Breathe In // Perfume is a joint effort from Endless Bummer Records, Really Rad Records, and Supermoon Records. Each label will have a limited number of copies, with both blue and black variants to match the artwork.
You can listen to the songs, find pre-order links, and see 2016 tour dates after the cut.
Tour dates with Weathered in early 2016:
January 2nd – Stevens Point, WI
January 3rd – Elburn, IL
January 4th – Grand Rapids, MI
January 5th – Port Huron, MI
January 6th – Columbus, OH
January 7th – Indianapolis, IN
January 8th – Chicago, IL