Track Premiere: Carpool – “Anime Flashbacks”
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Packed with an absurd amount of acrobatic riffs and raw, heartfelt lyrics, Carpool’s Erotic Nightmare Summer makes a strong claim as one of the best emo records of the past few years. It’s a combination of the band’s technical skills—they seriously shred—and the all-encompassing sense of joy and community they bring to their music that makes Carpool stand apart. The song’s narrators may be down in the dumps, but it’s difficult not to have a smile on your face while you scream along to lines like “I guess all that’s left is / that I wish you the best / this shit’s a fucking mess / I can’t believe—god damn” or “day dreaming of your bed / at the bar—not doing the best / I wish that this poison / stayed in my chest.”
Today, the band is back with a sick new track, “Anime Flashbacks,” the first off an EP For Nasal Use Only set to drop on September 23rd through Acrobat Unstable Records. On the song, vocalist/guitarist Stoph Colasanto said “Anime Flashbacks is a deeply personal song wrapped in ambiguous prose so that anyone can apply what they feel to the narrative.” They described the process of For Nasal Use Only as “much different than I Think Everyone’s A Cop and Erotic Nightmare Summer. Mainly because we went into the studio with general structures on the songs but wanted to re-work a lot of parts in the studio. We also recorded it over the course of a couple months as opposed to ITEAC and ENS being recorded in straight through sessions over the course of a week or two.”
Aaron Eisenreich | @slobboyreject
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