1. An Interview with Prismatics Jammerzine Exclusive 21:38

Sophia Ciravolo has an exclusive interview with Brooke Austen, frontwoman for Prismatics. In this interview, we get an inside look at the formation as well as the continuation of Prismatics and how they ‘found their sound’.

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About Prismatics

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 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 channels the pop leanings of new wave greats Blondie with the left-field experimentalism of cult acts like Suburban Lawns and and Echo & The Bunnymen.

Where its first single “Outside Looking” barreled out as an all-too-relevant post punk anthem for craving escapism after a period of isolation, “Every Smiling Thing” summarizes the charm of Endlessly as it tests the band’s ability at effortless dream pop while examining everyday magic amidst universally dire times.

“Every Smiling Thing grapples with ascribing supernatural meaning to both deeply healing and unexplained phenomena in life, as well as the seemingly mundane and even foolish,” Austen says. “What are the repercussions of seeing magic everywhere? What are the repercussions of never seeing magic at all? It’s about challenging both the reckless dreamer and the hardline logician.”