Following singles ‘Bowman’ (video here), and ‘Handheld’ (video here), today Oakland-based four-piece Ultra Q share another taster of their new EP Get Yourself A Friend out November 19th via Royal Mountain Records. Pre-order HERE.
Fronted by Jakob Armstrong, and features brothers Enzo and Chris Malaspina, as well as Kevin Judd, new single “It’s Permanent” is a gloomy dose of indie backed with infectious bass and Armstrong’s drawn out vocals.
On the track, Armstrong says, “If there’s one song on this EP that is remembered in any way, I really hope it’s this one. I so vividly remember making the demo thinking that this might just be total trash, but alas, I think it’s my favorite of the bunch. The goal with ‘It’s Permanent’ was to really try and create something cinematic, which we had never attempted in a song before.”
The track comes with a visualizer made by Armstrong and is a collection of old tour footage and some scenes from film The Decline of Western Civilization.
He adds, “It was all about the atmosphere. A lot of the vocal clicks and guitar flourishes were kept from the demo as they just worked well with what we had. Lyrically there’s something in there about getting wasted in an eastern european night club, surrounded by flashing neon lights and doom, but it’s lathered in a healthy layer of nonsense. If nothing else, I hope this song provides a couple minutes of gothic escapism.”
Ultra Q have announced two headline shows this fall; the first will take place in Los Angeles on November 10th at El Cid and the second in San Francisco on November 12th at Bottom of the Hill – tickets can be purchased HERE.
Photo Courtesy: Alice Baxley