ALTERNATIVE PIONEERS RETURN WITH NEW SINGLE & VIDEO „PLAYBACK ’99 BURN THE CASSETTE DECK“
NEW EP „STILL THE SAME KIDS“ PT.1 OUT MAY 6th
ON RUDE RECORDS/EQUAL VISION RECORDS
Emo/alternative rock pioneers The Juliana Theory have returned with their new single and video „Playback ’99 (Burn the Cassette Deck)“, which will appear on their upcoming EP „Still The Same Kids“ Pt.1 available on May 6th from Rude Records/Equal Vision Records. The new EP features 4 songs that fully embrace the strengths of the band’s catalog of underground anthems without sacrificing an ounce of who the duo is now. Truth be told, The Juliana Theory always owed as much to The Beatles as to Sunny Deal Real Estate, with shades and shimmers of everything from Depeche Mode and Tears For Fears to The Foo Fighters in their arsenal. The first in a series of 3 EP’s to be released between now and 2023 on RUDE/EVR, „Still The Same Kids“ Pt.1 is a successor to the bands 2021 reimagined album „A Dream Away“, which featured newly encapsulated versions of beloved songs from prior releases.
On the creative impetus behind „Playback ’99 (Burn the Cassette Deck)“, frontman Brett Detar had this to say: “At a crossroads somewhere in the desert two diverging roads meet. One sand covered street is paved with a sweet nostalgia and the other is the asphalt of accepting a current moment and the speed at which everything seems to fly by on it. Lately I find myself struggling to find a balance between these two completely different paths. Do I have to choose one or the other? Can’t we somehow have both? On one hand I’ve always been quick to want to ‚burn the cassette deck’– to throw away the past and everything about it (including but not limited to what the band sounded like or was known for previously – as any listening to our catalog would suggest from one era to the next). On the other hand I have an appreciation and even a longing for certain memories or eras of the past. I’m not one of those people who looks back regularly and thinks that things were better back then. I tend to try and stay present and to make the most of the current moment but there still seems to be something lost from childhood. ‚Now I feel like I’m just not living if I’m just living in the past but I can’t help feeling like something’s missing, I can’t get back'“.