The brand new single from reunited pop-punk favorites Midtown‘s covers EP We’re Too Previous To Write New Songs So Right here’s Some Previous Songs We Didn’t Write is a remake of Pavement’s Crooked Rain traditional “Reduce Your Hair.” If slacker-indie legends Pavement aren’t the primary band you anticipate to seem on a Midtown covers EP, let frontman Gabe Saporta clarify:
Our aim in making this EP was to provide folks perception into the totally different music we listened to rising up that in the end led us into doing Midtown. Imagine it or not, Rob Hitt and I butted heads once we met as 14-year-olds. He teased me for carrying striped socks—which he thought-about “grunge” and clearly not as cool because the ska revival argyle socks he was donning.
A couple of years later we might make up and begin Midtown, however in these days I used to be taking the bus into town each weekend to see bands like Superchunk, Sonic Youth, and considered one of my favorites, Pavement. I bear in mind being on the Pavement present on the Roseland, wanting round, and realizing that I used to be in all probability the one 14 12 months previous child in a crowd that was largely faculty children. And as a lot as I cherished Crooked Rain, I used to be just a bit twerp and one thing within me wished to interrupt shit. Once I found that there have been hardcore exhibits occurring in VFW halls quarter-hour from me, I finished taking the bus into town each weekend and began immersing myself on the earth that ultimately spawned Midtown. However nonetheless, the data I listened to once I was first falling in love with music should have formed my journey as a result of I maintain going again to them 12 months after 12 months. “Reduce Your Hair” was the primary tune I heard from Pavement, which turned me on to an album that grew to become considered one of my all time favorites— thanks for letting us share it with you.
Hear Midtown’s “Reduce Your Hair” cowl under together with their beforehand launched tackle Lagwagon’s “Know It All.”
We’re Too Previous To Write New Songs So Right here’s Some Previous Songs We Didn’t Write is out 5/26 on TAG Music.