"Subways on the Sun offer up some powerful, guitar-driven pop on "Just to Be With You" that recalls the best of early Jimmy Eat World, Mew, and Muse."- PopMatters
Seattle, WA indie rockers Subways on the Sun will release their sophomore album 'Capsize' on September 21st via Spartan Records.
A new track off the album titled "Just to Be With You" is premiering today on PopMatters: https://www.popmatters.com/subways-on-the-sun-just-2598559604.html.
Frontman Erick Newbill says, "We wanted an album opener that was intentionally dramatic, and going to great lengths for love and the longing to feel connected was the right theme to get us there. People, places, and things throughout our lives have such deep meaning, and this song is in many ways a reflection of that."
"We wrote it late at night during one of our sessions at a remote cabin outside the Seattle area a few years ago, and the music and lyrics came more effortlessly than a lot of the other songs on the record. The synths and bass really drove the song from the start, giving us a lot of space to get creative with layers of guitars."
“Capsize" is a collection of songs which showcases a fresh artistic trajectory, and follows our collective struggle to accept the passage of time and identify the voices in our lives that are worth listening to. And it’s immediately evident as anthemic opener “Just To Be With You” channels the heart racing spirit of Muse, with a riff-heavy synth-forward energy that rips through the whole record.
Each song is a unique statement, drawing fluidly from each member’s influences. This comes across clearly in the Mew-inspired “Tongues,” combining jangly telecaster riffs and dirty-as-hell basslines. Remnants of early Jimmy Eat World shine through both on the album’s title track, “Capsize,” and “Time’s Not Long,” while “I’m an Island” features lush textures and ethereal vocals akin to The Cure or Death Cab for Cutie.
Pre-order "Capsize" here: http://spr.tn/capsize
All pre-orders include an instant download of “Hope You Like Getting Old" and "Just to Be With You."
The label recently re-released the band's 2013 debut record 'The Honeymoon Stagecoach' as a free download on the Spartan website and Bandcamp. It is also available on streaming services.
Stream/download the re-release here: http://smarturl.it/honeymoonstagecoach.
Record release show:
9/14- Seattle, WA- Columbia City Theatre (21+. 8pm)
(w/ Fell From A Star, Northern Nomads)