Check out the official press release by David Brenner from our Earsplit Compound family about Cyclone Static’s new single, Real Sign, off of Cave Pop: Dance Songs For Primitive People! EP that dropped July 21st through Mint 400 Records! Photography above provided by Marco Lau!
CYCLONE STATIC whips around like a punk rock storm, throwing sparks and bursts of melodic energy. Their sound draws from late-1970s punk, mid-1980s hardcore, and early-1990s alternative rock, boiling their influences down into raw, uninhibited music that captures their independent spirit and DIY ethos. The band has performed with punk legends including Dead Boys, The Vibrators, Scream, and Agent Orange, and opened shows for Red Aunts, Piebald, Local H, and more. Their debut album, From Scratch, featured songs that surged to life with waves of crashing guitar and percussion, pulled into focus by a deep undercurrent of emotion.
With their newest EP, Cave Pop: Dance Songs For Primitive People, CYCLONE STATIC guitarist/vocalist James Salerno, drummer Jonathan LeVine, and current bassist John Mathias expand on their signature sound, delivering four infectious, honest songs with a sturdy backbone of rhythm, ready to pack the dance floor. Cave Pop: Dance Songs For Primitive People was recorded and engineered by Corey Zack at The Cocoon, mixed and mastered by Stuart Richardson at Rocky Water Studios, and completed with art and design by Orion Landau.
Jonathan LeVine offers of the new track, ‘“Real Sign’ is the most primal and ‘Cave Poppy’ of all the songs in its sound and feel. It is where the song title came from as a sort of half joke. We imagined that a Caveman band could be playing this song at a party at Fred Flintstone’s house. The lyrics are about a desire for something and receiving a sign you’re on the right path to achieve it.”
Treble writes how the song, “carves out a groove between Cheap Trick-esque power pop, classic ’70s and ’80s-era punk rock and early ’90s alt-rock reminiscent of Rocket From The Crypt sans horn section… perfect summertime rock ‘n’ roll music…”
Cave Pop: Dance Songs For Primitive People will be released digitally on July 21st through Mint 400 Records with a limited physical version to follow. Find digital preorders where “Boom Boom” is streaming HERE.
CYCLONE STATIC is currently booking regional shows surrounding the release of the EP, with a hometown release party scheduled for August. Watch for more live announcements to post shortly.
CYCLONE STATIC Live:
8/10/2023 Corgi Spirits – Jersey City, NJ *EP release party
For review copies of Cavepop: Dance Songs For Primitive People and interviews with CYCLONE STATIC, please contact EARSPLIT PR.