Buzzed-about indie rock ‘n roll band VISTA KICKS are offering the first taste of music from their upcoming album with the release of the double-single“Million Dollar Seller Pt1/Pt2” and “Numbers” (click here to listen viaSpotify or here on Soundcloud). The new tracks were first released onFriday, June 1 and will appear on the Los Angeles-based band’s sophomore full-length album, TWENTY SOMETHING NIGHTMARE, due out Friday, July 13 via their own LittleHook Records.
In a bold move that’s in line with the band’s free spirit, VISTA KICKS have also decided to release the new double-single into the public domain, making the songs available without a copyright so anyone can use them without needing to pay a fee to the band. The band’s Derek Thomas told FORBES.com, “We’re trying it out. It’s a social experiment for us…we really believe in it. We believe in the power of public domain.” Thomas adds: “I think the world misses out on a lot of really awesome art that could’ve been made if artists weren’t in the circumstance of compromising their beliefs for money or for investment.”
For the upcoming 18-track album, co-produced by the quartet–Thomas(vocals), Sam Plecker (guitar/vocals), Trevor Sutton (bass), and Nolan Le Vine (drums)–VISTA KICKS once again amplifies the scope of their signature style as they maintain the edge that made them, “The Originators of Booty Shaking Rock N’ Roll,” proving to be a seamless follow-up to 2017’s well-received Booty Shakers Ball album.
TWENTY SOMETHING NIGHTMAREkicks off with the slick strut and wild riffing of opener “Million Dollar Seller,” shuffling between a staunch groove and bluesy bombast. The rustle and bustle of “Victim Of The Times” drips into the searing melodies of “Live, You’re Gonna Die,“ which culminates on the carpe diem command, “You’ve got to live, because you’re gonna die.” The clean guitar of “I Can’t Think Of Anybody But U” transmits a lovelorn plea that’s as impassioned as it is infectious. Everything culminates on the epic title track “Twenty Something Nightmare,“ which sails from stark and sparse delivery into a resounding finale of robust energy befitting of their reputation. Most significantly, these 18 anthems etch out a raw, relatable, and real picture of millennial life.
The band is currently asking for contributions to their Vista “Kick” Startercampaign to help support the marketing efforts of the new album, aiding with content creation such as music videos. Click here to view the unique packages created for the campaign and help the band reach their goal.