Track Spotlight: Tijuana Panthers – ‘False Equivalent’

Rock trio Tijuana Panthers are sharing their new single, “False Equivalent,” and you can stream it right here at New Noise.

The band members—Daniel Michicoff (bass/vocals), Chad Wachtel (guitar/vocals), and Phil Shaheen (drums/vocals)—became friends when they were teenagers living in Long Beach, California. Soon after, they began playing music together. They’ve progressively climbed the ranks with their garage/surf-rock-inspired complement to the ruckus of acts like Ty Segall and Thee Oh Sees.

They’re now preparing to release their new album, Halfway to Eighty, on June 24. “False Equivalent” is the second single from the album, speaking to the confusion that arises when people try to get on the same page. Though, Tijuana Panthers didn’t have that issue creating the album. In fact, Michicoff says of the band’s sixth LP that it was their “most relaxed process yet.”

The band offer more insight behind the track:

“Having tough discussions and debates with people close to you can feel more like a game that’s meant to be won rather than a compassionate effort to understand. We are barely evolved. I just took your queen in chess; you say I didn’t, and we are in fact playing checkers. False equivalents show we’re not even having the same conversation.”

Listen to “False Equivalent” here:

For more from Tijuana Panthers, find them on Facebook, Instagram, and Spotify.

Photo courtesy of Nick Walker

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