After the release of their debut single “City Boy” last month Calpurnia have truly arrived with the song being streamed more than 2 millions times and hitting number 1 on the Global Viral Spotify chart. Now the 4-piece, all friends from Vancouver, led by Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things & It) are ready to announce their debut EP. Scout is everything you’d want it to be, 6 infectious guitar driven tracks, influenced by everyone from Mac DeMarco to the Rolling Stones. To celebrate the announcement Calpurnia have dropped another song“Louie,” check it out here
Lead guitarist Ayla Tesler-Mabe notes, “”Louie” is the lively and colourful product of a studio transformation. This track features Colin Croom on piano, with himself and Cadien Lake James contributing the choir-boy harmonies and backing vocals that come in as the song builds. It was definitely the intention to record a song that sounded as live as possible, and we sincerely hope that this energy comes through to the listener when you listen to this track. Louie was an absolute blast to record. Finn recorded his guitar and vocals simultaneously to capture exactly what he was feeling in the moment, and this track finally gave Ayla the chance to play slide guitar, as well as the Keith Richards inspired lead you hear at the end. Jack’s groovy bass line keeps the song moving along until Malcolm comes crashing in on the drums. The lyrics are written from the perspective of a guy who always leaves his partner, and though she does everything she can to hold down the fort at home, he never shows up. The guitar solo is meant to convey the longing she feels for him to come home, and the loneliness she feels without him at her side.”
Calpurnia recently announced 2 shows, one in Atlanta and the second in LA. Both sold out immediately but watch this space for more dates.
Wolfhard recently sat down with Pitchfork to discuss what he’s listening to right now, you can read all about it here.
Upcoming Tour Dates:
5/20/18 – Terminal West – Atlanta, GA – SOLD OUT
6/23/18 – Fonda Theatre – Los Angeles, CA – SOLD OUT
8/4/18 – Osheaga Festival – Montreal, QC
9/2/18 – Royal Mountain at Raspberry Farm – Hamilton, ON