Yacht Punk’s ‘Need a Reason’ is patient, well-crafted post-punk revival-style indie rock with an expansive tone. “The song was partially inspired by Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, and if you listen closely you might hear subliminal messages from the HAL 9000 supercomputer,” says lyricist Graham Bockmiller. “I wanted the end of the song to sound like the feeling of floating through space uncontrollably.” The band describes their overall sound as having “something to do with free-basing weed wax off nice silverware you heated up on an electric stove,” or “drinking daiquiris out of a hollowed-out pineapple at a vampire bar, flying on acid.” The untethered, expansive nature the group traffics in is very clear. It’s very interesting how they start from a base genre, garage-oriented neo-post-punk, that’s generally dedicated to simple, traditional song structures and sonic textures. They’re able throw the sound’s orthodoxies out the window without sacrificing the familiarity of its overall structure. This is an awesome track from a quirky band. Check out ‘Need a Reason’ below!
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