Garage pop quartet, Typefighter has premiered a music video for new song “You When You’re Older” on PureVolume. “You When You’re Older“ is the newest song off the band’s debut LP, The End Of Everything, set to release on April 22nd, via DC label Huge Witch Records. An arresting rock ‘n’ roll record filled with pounding rhythms and roaring guitars, Typefighter’s upcoming full-length release delivers a big, snappy sound that lives up to the raucous live sets Typefighter has brought to the stage.
Over the course of two well-received EPs, Typefighter, consisting of Ryan McLaughlin (Lead Vocals/Guitar), Thomas Orgren (Guitar), John Scoops (Bass) and Will Waikart (Drums), has built a reputation in the nation’s capital for their disarming melodicism. The band’s new material displays a louder, wilder Typefighter – born of time in the wilderness. The band decamped from its H Street practice space to Vermont to record with veteran producer John Thayer (Exit Clov, Drunken Sufis) in a remote cabin, where they stripped away their customary autoharps and banjos to seek the raw core of their songcraft.
About the inspiration behind the new song and music video, Typefighter frontman, Ryan McLaughlin, says, “‘You When You’re Older’ is a song I wrote sober in my room while working through a lot of heavy stuff. I recorded the song with my bandmates while drunk and having a blast. That contrast was fitting because the song is about stubbornly holding onto immaturity. I view silliness/absurdity as a very important window to enjoyment of the moments you should be enjoying as you get older.” He continues, “I had been thinking a lot about getting older and how it was getting more difficult to enjoy those moments. But I kept coming to the conclusion of “fuck that.” The whole idea around the video is trying to execute a simple idea and just embracing the embarrassment of fucking it all up, as I would have done when I was a little kid. So we locked ourselves in a room for a day with a GoPro and played the song a million times and let things get weird. Thanks to editor Bryan King for making some sort of sense out of it.”
The guys have a couple upcoming shows the next month. Check out dates below!
4/17 – Charlottesville, VA Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar
4/18 – Raleigh, NC Mattress Fort
4/19 – Fredericksburg, VA Horseshoes & Hand Grenades (All Ages)
4/20 – Richmond, VA The Camel
5/03 – Washington, DC Rock and Roll Hotel (Album Release Show)
5/04 – Baltimore, MD Gold Bar