The track comes off their forthcoming EP, Lie Your Way Out, set to be released on March 25 via European label Rude Records. So far, the band has shared four songs from their EP – “Lie Your Way Out” was preceded by “COBAIN,” “Slowburn,” and “Out Of Control!”.
About the video, drummer Travis Slack shares, “When I was younger, I was admitted to an inpatient facility. The staff at the facility had an antiquated view on how to “help” us and often used physical and verbal violence. The only way you would be cleared for release was to lie your way out. I had to play pretend to be able to leave. Lie your way out was the motto for everyone at this facility. I was constantly hearing that phrase, seeing it written on walls or scratched into a bed frame. It’s stuck with me ever since.”
Like a John Hughes movie or a thrift store cardigan sweater, the driving rhythm and earnest melody of Telltale is both familiar and reinvigorating in equal measure.