Alternative Rock Fairfield

Standby Announce New Album, Share Single: Stream

Standby & Friends, Photo by Victoria Rose

Danbury, CT alternative rock band Standby have announced a new album We Need More Mountains I, due out May 7th, and have shared the first piece of music off the album, a song called “Librarians in Uproar”.

The band writes on their Bandcamp page:

Five years in the making, We Need More Mountains I is a musical conceit on loss, trauma, and the ways people cope. Through its lens of Suburban Magical Realism the listener is granted everything from vague, archaic literary references, to explicit screams in the name of hope. It uses specific characters to tell a universal story, and does it all with dynamic songwriting that builds on the basis of indie and emo with healthy heaps of math and prog. From the pop-heavy jams to the angular and furious rages, the album is as much a personal journey as it is a communal experience.

“Librarians in Uproar” is a heavily dynamic piece that features a little bit of everything for fans of both introspective indie and arena-ready alt rock. Like its ironic title suggests, the band embraces classic quiet-loud dynamics, juxtaposing muscular guitar riffage and and an elementally rhythmic stomp with softer, more intimate pauses.

Listen to “Librarians in Uproar” by Standby on Bandcamp below:


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