If you missed it, The Sidekicks shared a video for a new song called “Jesus Christ Supermalls.” Watch it below:
The Sidekicks will release their new album Runners in the Nerved World on January 20, 2015 via Epitaph Records.
As previously reported, Runners in the Nerved World was produced by Phil Ek in Seattle, WA. It was a dream for The Sidekicks to work with the producer responsible for iconic albums from Band of Horses, Fleet Foxes, Built to Spill, and The Shins to name a few. During the recording process, the band took full advantage of their 6-week studio time to let the songs go where they needed to go – while Ek shaped the sound. The end result feels deceptively effortless; a collection of songs about the need to move forward, packed with buoyant melodies and razor-sharp hooks that go on for days and days.
“’Jesus Christ Supermalls’ is kind of our way of taking a step towards making a real pop song. We weren’t trying to get all symphonic or Phil Spector on this record, but there wasn’t any rule that we couldn’t use strings and things like that. For the first time ever we really let ourselves explore the possibilities of a studio,” says vocalist and guitarist Steve Ciolek, also of the indie-rock band Saintseneca on Epitaph sister label, Anti-.