Suburban Living: Indigo Kids

Fueled by the songwriting force of Wesley Bunch, Philadelphia-based band, Suburban Living, are gearing up for the release of their third album, How to Be Human, expected out August 28th, 2020 through Egghunt Records. It will be the follow up to their acclaimed self-titled debut on PaperCup Music from 2015, and their sophomore full length, Almost Paradise which was produced by Jeff Zeigler (Nothing, Kurt Vile, The War on Drugs) and came out on 6131 Records in 2016.

Strongly reminiscent of The Cure's Disintegration era, Indigo Kid is the dynamic single which lays out the band's jangly shoegaze sound, while based on a rather peculiar and very interesting theme. The richly produced song extends its idiosyncrasy to its fine instrumentals, by including a prominent saxophone solo courtesy of producer and jazz musician, Max Swan.

Bunch describes the song's meaning and aim: "When I was working on songs for How to be Human I came across the story of Boris Kipriyanovich, a Russian kid who was proclaimed a genius after he was completing crazy math problems at the age of two. As he got older he started telling people he was from Mars and was sent to Earth to warn us about nuclear war. He would even draw constellations and maps to his home planet. I was fascinated with Boris’ situation, so I wrote Indigo Kids and based the lyrics off his story. I don’t think it's far fetched that Indigo Kids live among us."

In between the previous LP and the coming one, Wesley Bunch had to resettle after a house fire which happened shortly after tours with Nothing and Hellogoodbye. "I never thought it was going to come out," he says about the new record. "My whole life went on hold." He then went on to tour as bassist for the great Swirlies, and completed the initially written two years ago, How to Be Human, at Brian Dale Allen Strouse’s home studio in New Hope, PA and Diamond City Studio in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.


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