Track: Standards – Smile

Briana Mutlu

Led by exuberant guitarist Marcos Mena, and drummer Cam Mitchell, So Cal Math Rock Duo Standards have shared their new single titled ‘Smile’, taken from the new full-length LP ‘Fruit Town’ due 22nd July via Wax Bodega.

Of the track and companion music video, Marcos says, 

“‘Smile’ is an energetic, pop-inspired single full of tasteful guitars and flashy drums. Displaying melodic guitar chops and flashy drums in the centre of a circular track, the video radiates the energy of a live show with the minimalistic aesthetic that standards has become known for.”

An instantly likeable and danceable tune that sees both members outdoing each other at various points with their musical complexities throughout the track. But it’s the relationship between them that shines throughout the track and video, and it’s when they come together that we are gifted musical brilliance. How Mitchell does what he does on such a small kit is very impressive indeed.

Check it out, here

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