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We’re pleased to bring you the exclusive stream of American Pinup‘s new track “The Radio.” The song is taken from the band’s forthcoming The Radio EP.
Vocalist/guitarist Lauren West comments on the song:
“‘The Radio’ had been building up in my mind for a while before I actually wrote it and it was really about finding the right moment to trigger the inspiration. I remember writing it on my couch on the first day of summer. No one was home, it was really quiet, the room was completely drenched in sunlight, and it was one of those moments where everything feels easy. The overall sound reflects a more vulnerable mindset—perhaps not as ‘punk,’ but no less intense. It just opened up a path to what was going on in my head. I generally don’t like to elaborate on song meanings; I think it’s more cathartic for listeners to decide on a meaning for themselves. Because of how this song came to be, I think it especially lends itself to that kind of subjective interpretation.”
American Pinup emerged from the suburban sprawl of Westchester County, New York in 2010 to offer a rousing blend of punk rock and powerpop with seasoned songwriting at its core. Thoughtfully arranged compositions and lyrical depth bolster the band’s radio-ready, exuberant indie rock sound. Fronted by Lauren West, who unites sultry, melodic crooning with a raspy, rock and roll growl, the band draws on influences from across the spectrum of alternative music, creating an explosive mixture of pop-savvy melody and punk rock attitude. The result is the perfect marriage of hook and edge.
Following two full-length albums and two EPs, multiple nation-wide tours, and countless appearances at festivals such as Vans Warped Tour, The Fest, and SXSW since their arrival on the scene, American Pinup has carved out their own niche in the world of independent music. A tireless, DIY work ethic paired with undeniably infectious tracks and electrifying live shows has propelled the quartet from obscurity to earning a coveted place on the Alternative Press list of “100 Bands You Need To Know” in 2014.
American Pinup will be hitting the road again this fall in support of their new release The Radio EP.