The Imaginary dropped a new release that hits that garage rock tonality and takes on a touch of 90's rock , grunge, and more all rolled into one EP packed with catchy choruses that give off a slight Weezer feel at times.
The self titled record is honest lyrically, loaded with passionate vocal melodies, and killer riffs that all come together with the feel of a live band.
Upon listen to this record you do want to see these guys perform live for sure as they have a certain energy that feels excellent and you can clearly hear the love they have for it.
The EP is a ton of pop sensibility and fun infused within it's rock stylings and a little bit of 1950's songwriting undertone in most of the tracks.
You find yourself addicted to the particular sound of The Imaginary and it blends Nirvana, Pavement, and more as the songs shine on with an outstanding grit and gusto.
With such a great release, we wanted to have a chat with the band to find out where it all started for them.
RAG: Lets start with the album. This record has some garage rock, and indie rock tones to it and a lot of energy. Where did this album come from?
We aren't really sure where it came from. It all came sort of naturally. In addition to that, our influences played a big role in the overall sound.
RAG: It almost feels like a concept record. is that right?
That wasn't really our intent, but that is an interesting way of looking at it. The lyrics are sort of split in half between two themes which are horror/true crime and sort of sad indie style.
RAG: How did all of this start for you guys?
We met at The Music Academy in Toms River, New Jersey. We were in a group assembled to play one off song for one of their shows. Some time later, we got in touch and it took off from there. RAG: I'm hearing some different styles on this one. Who are your actual biggest musical influences?
Some of our biggest influences are genres like 60s Garage Rock, 80s post punk and 90s alternative/indie pop. Some bands include Joy Division, The Smiths, The Cure, Nirvana, The Kinks, The White Stripes and of course The Beatles.
RAG: What's next for you as a band?
We are currently working on new material and putting together our first full length album, which will hopefully be out by the summer. RAG: Did you used to perform live? Will you be focusing on that at all when the time comes?
We have played many live shows and we are looking forward to playing live in the near future. RAG: What are you doing when you/re NOT working on music?
When we are not working on music, we are finishing school and listening to and collecting vinyl, CDs and cassettes. RAG: What kind of things inspire you to write?
There are a variety of things that inspire us such as books, horror films and personal experiences. RAG: What sort of advice would you have for other up and coming bands trying to get heard?
We would say to do what it takes to get yourself out there, learn from past mistakes and know how to take criticism. RAG: Who are you listening to right now?
Right now we are listening to The White Stripes, Weezer, Foo Fighters, The Fall, Felt and Pavement. RAG: Before we go, what would you like to say to fans of the music?
First, we would like to thank our fans for their support and to make sure to be on the lookout for our new album and to follow us on our social media.