East Bay stalwarts Sarchasm are excited to announce the single and video, “Crazy,” an energetic ode to relationships — both internal and external. It is the first single off their forthcoming full-length album, Conditional Love. The announcement is bittersweet, too: After 12 years together, Sarchasm will be disbanding shortly after the album is released on December 2.
On its surface, “Crazy” is a straightforward anthem about breaking up with a partner and getting over them. Bassist and songwriter Alex Botkin says there’s another layer to the track. “On the underlying level, it is definitely more about the person from their perspective and struggling with not having a good self-outlook.”
The video plays off the song’s themes of moving past anger and self-loathing toward acceptance, represented by a battling pair of Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots-inspired boxers. Much like Sarchasm’s music, the tongue-in-cheek presentation invites listeners to have a great time while sharing deeper themes and messages. “Crazy” also encapsulates many of the feelings the band has had about themselves as a group, even though it was written long before Conditional Love was ever conceived.
Sarchasm will be playing their album release and farewell shows at This Year Sucked 8 at 924 Gilman Street in Oakland, California on December 30 and 31.
Conditional Love will release digitally and on vinyl/CD via Asian Man Records, and on cassette via No Time Records.