San Francisco-based rock duo The New Up share a new single from their forthcoming album Tiny Mirrors, out February 3rd. Highlighted by radiating synths and reverb drenched guitars, “No Fly Zone” premiered yesterday with Substream Magazine. The band comments:
“What is the true purpose of borders? Is it to serve the interests of the everyday working person? Or is it to protect the interests of the wealthy and powerful few? No Fly Zone professes that borders were made by the wealthy and powerful, for the wealthy and powerful, and that the true natural state of our existence on earth is to have the freedom to go where we want, when we want. Borders are simply false divisions we create for ourselves, with real and dire consequences that affect the everyday lives of those within them. Using plain statements like ‘all our lives must equate to something’ and existential questions like ‘why are we here?’ it urges us to look more deeply at the divisions we create for ourselves, and to strive for true meaning that goes beyond borders and overcomes these superficial divisions.”
Staying true to their DIY approach, Tiny Mirrors explores the notion of overcoming disconnection with its buzzing synths and serpentine riffs, indelible melodies and sprawling arrangements. Produced with Jack Frost (Antarctica/BlackRock), The New Up previously shared the stark yet shimmering “Black Swan” and the hazy soundscape of “Future Is Now.”
Stay tuned for more as the band gears up for album release on Februrary 3rd. Fans in California still have a chance to catch them live in the last leg of their U.S. tour. See below for a full list of tour dates.