Orange Country indie-pop rock band Greer will release their brand new EPHappy People on 5th November 2021 via Epitaph Records. The collection’s crunchy melodies bear the mark of classic power-pop influences like Elvis Costello and Big Star.
Today, the band share new album track “Way Out,” an introspective song with a sky-scraping chorus about making decisions for yourself despite the expectations that are put on you.
Frontman Josiah says of the single: “‘Way Out’ describes a desire for independence from the burden of responsibility, and the feeling of contradiction and guilt that comes with it. As Mr. Strummer once said, ‘should I stay or should I gooo’.”
With early acclaim coming from Coup de Main Magazine, RIFF Magazine, New Noise Magazine, DSCVRD Mag, FLOOD Magazine, Voice Of America, 104.7FM and Buzzbands.la, the EP’s thematic bent was partially borne out from the COVID-19 pandemic but the spiky, full-bodied four tracks are packed with truisms that are relatable at any point in time.
Produced by John Congelton (Wallows, St. Vincent, Angel Olsen), the 4-track collection is packed with killer riffs and air-tight songwriting that suggest a band well beyond their years, while also possessing an unmistakable youthful exuberance.
Greer had a triumphant run of shows opening for The Flaming Lips in the US earlier this year and are in the midst of a US West Coast autumn tour. Stay tuned for more exciting news from the band coming soon!
New EP Happy People is released 5th November 2021 via Epitaph Records