Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Milliseconds - "Fallingwater"

Photo by Evan Bowles

Considering Milliseconds includes Joe Easley and Eric Axelson of The Dismemberment Plan, and their debut album was produced by J Robbins, you owe it to yourself to give them a listen. Their latest single, "Fallingwater," is still a punk track, albeit a grown up one. It still has the attitude of punk, but in an older, more chilled out way. It even has some vocal harmonies that would make The Beach Boys jealous. According to the Axelson, Milliseconds were "... tapping into Husker Du and The Kinks when writing this," and that sums up the song much better than I could. It's an upbeat artsy punk song that is at the highest end possible for melody in the genre.

Eric Axelson says of his band's new single:

"On the third or fourth date with my now wife, she told me about her fantasy to head to the airport some Friday after work, buy a ticket for Paris, and spend a weekend exploring, eating great food, drinking wine, flying back for work Monday. Without skipping a beat, my overly-practical tour manager brain kicked in and before I knew it was spelling out how expensive it'd be buying a last-minute ticket, how you'd need to figure out lodging when we landed, how raw the jet lag would be on a short trip...completely missing the romantic point of the notion, killing any spontaneity at all. Not my best moment, and I've gotten a little better about being spontaneous and staying present, even if it's not natural.

"The verses of Fallingwater are loose ideas of of fantastical dates wandering the world together, like she'd want, then the chorus flips back to my brain struggling with tapping into emotions, being spontaneous, admitting that it's not what I'm good at."

You can listen to "Fallingwater" below. So This is How It Happens is due out October 13 on Spartan Records, and is available for pre-order here. For more on Milliseconds, check out the band on Instagram and Facebook.

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