Prismatics have released their new video titled ‘Outside Looking’. A ‘new wave’ of new wave and dream-pop fly out of Missouri, thanks to Prismatics. With a fresh flow of creativity and originality, Prismatics bring new order to this new world of isolation with the perfect first look and single for their upcoming album titled ‘Endlessly’, which drops on January 15th.
Prismatics is a Missouri-based four-piece influenced by the new wave, dream pop, and post-punk movements before them, but informed by harrowing realities of modern life around them. Earlier this year, vocalist/keyboardist Brooke Austen, guitarist/vocalist Josh Clark, bassist/vocalist Jo Bossi, and drummer Ben Stenberg were set to record the follow-up to their 2018 debut New Emotion when coronavirus took hold.
“Much of the songwriting process began shortly before the pandemic took place,” Austen recalls. “When the time came to record, we found ourselves miles away from each other and operating remotely.”
Relying on a self-described Frankenstein’s monster of recording setups, the band had no choice but to try their hand at recording separately from their homes, eventually forming the four songs on this January’s Endlessly EP.
Pulling from miscommunication in the social media age, the dichotomy of passive people turning into agitators online, and a longing to be authentically known, Endlessly is a modern answer for the urgent, yet accessible drive of new wave greats like Siouxsie and The Banshees and Echo and The Bunnymen.
The first single “Outside Looking” (out now) is a barreling opening statement, charged with Austen’s ethereal delivery and a Night of the Living Dead-inspired video that matches Stenberg and Bossi’s thrumming rhythmic build.
“Initially, I had escapism on my mind,” Austen adds. “I wanted to write a summer road trip song for those of us who have spent a lot of time living vicariously through others. When travel became impossible this year, a different perspective was born out of a real sense of physical, rather than purely emotional, isolation. Now, instead of being on the outside looking in, we are all on the inside looking out.”