With the release of The Groovy Tunes EP, Victims of The New Math takes some of the best parts of some classic genres to create something genuine. Lush with addictive melodies, a fuzz-rock undertone, and an array of instrumentation, the record boasts the aesthetic of classic rock anthems.
The first single "Taking My Time" is a tasteful and infectious song built with pop tones that let the song shine and keep its raw rock edge.
"There are really 2 themes to this track: maturity and being yourself. The driving point I guess is about not overreacting and working things through more sensibly…and most importantly, not caving to what people think you should be, but rather being true to yourself. Taking your time to remember who you are, and what you are. The verses present changes and potential challenges, and the chorus tells you not to overreact, but rather take in the info, but remain true to yourself in how you react…and it's all specific to me - It’s about how I've matured as I've gotten older. I’m no longer reactionary...for the most part. I take my time." explains songwriter Thomas Young of his single.
Although the track speaks volumes for the EP, to get a full understanding of where Victims of The New Math is really coming from, listening to the EP in its entirety is a must.
"It’s funny, when I did Satellite Head (2016, my band’s second release, the first music I recorded for release on my own without my brother’s technical expertise), I had no idea what I was doing…and it really shows! I stand behind the songs, but there’s been a nice evolution to my sound. My recording skills have really grown – I’m never gonna be confused with George Martin or Danger Mouse – but the sound on this new record is stronger and pops way more. And there are some really nice touches in the production, things I don’t think I would have thought to do even just a year ago. Also, the guitar solos have really taken off. I really love the tone and sound I’m getting lately, and think the solos are really killing lately!" says Young of creating the EP.
Victims of The New Math is the brainchild of songwriter Thomas Young, and the story of how it came to be started with him and his brother Joe. His brother was a bit older and had been into all kinds of great bands of the late 70's and early 80's. From UFO to Frampton Comes Alive, Thomas was there for all of it and it was his brother that ended up getting him into music as a kid.
As things progressed they decided to try and learn instruments and cover songs but it never panned out the right way so they ended up creating original songs with each other.
In 2006, the two brothers released music under Victims of The New Math for the first time and although Joe was the powerhouse behind it all, he'd end up losing interest shortly after.
In 2015 Thomas built out his home studio and began recording new songs under the Victims of The New Math moniker.
Groovy Tunes is a prime example of where he is at with his sound right now.
Groovy Tunes is available on all digital streaming outlets now and Young is always working on new material for upcoming releases.
To learn more of Victims of The New Math please visit: https://www.victimsofthenewmath.band/