Phoenix, AZ trio, INJURY RESERVE, have released new single, “North Pole,” off their upcoming EP Drive It Like It’s Stolenout September, 29th. A soft but intentional single, “North Pole,” shows of the group’s talent for melodies and transitional rap elements. Consisting of rappers Ritchie With A T, Stepa J. Groggs and producer Parker Corey, Injury Reserve, have had fans eagerly anticipating the new project. Drive It Like It’s Stolen follows the band’s critically acclaimed sophomore EP, FLOSS (2016) and debut project Live From The Dentist Office (2015). The single comes in the form of a brand new music video – which was produced and directed by the band — first premiering on Pigeons & Planes earlier today. Watch it here now: http://pigeonsandplanes.com/music/2017/09/injury-reserve-north-pole-video
The group’s music videos are equally championed alongside their brand of “blue collar rap”; known for producing high quality visuals to complement their hard hitting bangers and at times softer, shimmering singles. Speaking to Pigeons & Planes, the band discuss that “North Pole” is an ode to the group’s new home base in Los Angeles, CA.
“[It’s] the name we gave to our new house after moving to Los Angeles. It came from the location being so far north and on a weirdly Christmas themed street. But as we were working on this song, it seemed to take on an interesting juxtaposition between the “good tidings” that come to mind when you think of “the north pole” and the cold isolation of it as real, physical location in the middle of the Arctic…” says Parker.
Fans will be able to catch the band play live this Fall on the recently announced Complex Con line up happening Los Angeles, CA in November. The band, who grew from a space of playing underground DIY shows in college dorm rooms, have been perfecting their unapologetically brash and energetic live performance set up. The festival booking follows the band’s recent tour with Ho99o9 earlier this summer.