Standards Pay Homage To Influences From Classic Punk To Modern Prog Acts On New Single/Video “Cloudberry”


Los Angeles math-rock duo standards has released “Cloudberry” the next single off the upcoming album ‘Fruit Town,’ due out July 22 on Wax Bodega.

Led by ebullient guitarist Marcos Mena, and rounded out by Cam Mitchell on drums, the pair boast a fruitful combination of musical chops and catchy guitar-driven melodies.

Of the new track, Mena says, “Cloudberry is a colorful, punk inspired math rock track featuring fast drums and catchy guitars. The song’s attitude is captured well in the adjoining video, filmed in an abandoned river basin in the band’s native area of Long Beach, California. The track pays homage to influences from classic punks bands to modern prog acts that resonate throughout the song.”

For almost five years, standards’ instrumental compositions have captivated audiences all over the world as well as in their hometown of Los Angeles, California.

standards’ exhuberant songwriting is the true source of their popularity among guitar-music fans, who laud the duo for their uniquely danceable brand of complex instrumental rock. Since the group’s inception in late 2017, standards have released a series of EPs, the 2020 full-length ‘Fruit Island’, and have played shows with the likes of Polyphia, Covet, and Delta Sleep.

As standards enters this new chapter, there is little doubt that they will continue to defy expectations of what an instrumental rock duo is capable of.

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