Carly Cosgrove has announced details surrounding their upcoming debut album, See You In Chemistry out March 25 via Wax Bodega. Produced by Joe Reinhart (Hop Along, Joyce Manor) at Headroom Studios, this album has been two years in the making and holds songs that are peppy and sincere, hyper and bombastic while maintaining a high degree of technical and structural complexity.
Today, they have also released “Really Big Shrimp”, a new song taken from the album. Listen to it now below.
“Really Big Shrimp” is the first song of the record that pulls the subject out of their proverbial “thought vacuum”, explains vocalist and guitarist Lucas Naylor. “For the first time, I had to confront my anxieties regarding personal growth in the face of tangible opportunity. This song is the direct result of watching my art and band garner attention while feeling imposter syndrome rear its head at every turn.”
Besides being a reference to Nickelodeon TV show ‘Drake and Josh’, See You In Chemistry doubles as a comment on the chemicals that govern our brains and bodies, and a semi-hopeful glance toward some future moment when things might be better again. The album is about growth, but not the tidy, Instagram-ready kind. At its beginning, vocalist and guitarist Lucas Naylor is steady, stable, and happy: the work has been done, progress has been made, things are alright.
Over the remaining 11 tracks, and across a complex, earworm patchwork of riotous emo punk, towering post-hardcore, mathy indie rock, and crystalline shoegaze, things fall apart: bands dissolve, friendships end, and self-doubt, depression and anxiety triple-team their way to victory over happiness.
The band previously released the song and music video for “Munck”, also taken from the upcoming album, which can be seen here: https://youtu.be/CoeNaSxnyKM
Carly Cosgrove Tour Dates
with Retirement Party
April 6 – Detroit, MI – The Sanctuary
April 8 – Cleveland, OH – Mahall’s Apartment
April 9 – Pittsburgh, PA – The Funhouse at Mr. Smalls
April 10 – Washington, DC – Comet Ping Pong
April 12 – New York, NY – Baby’s All Right
April 13 – Boston, MA – Crystal Ballroom