Washington, DC garage-pop band Typefighter shared their brand new track “Much” via Impose today who called it “a track that wants it all as much as it wants to give it’s all. A song whose guitars whose beg further conversation”. “Much” is the first single off of the band’s forthcoming debut full-length The End of Everything; more details on the album’s release will be announced soon. Typefighter also announced upcoming fall shows on the East Coast, including a single release show for “Much” this Thursday, October 10 at DC9 and a November date in Brooklyn (all tour dates below).
Over two well-received EPs, Typefigher built a reputation in DC for their fuzzfolk sound and disarming melodicism, but on The End of Everything, the band has rewired themselves into an arresting rock and roll band that picks up where the sound of DC in the 1990s left off and ventures into uncharted pop territory. The louder, wilder Typefighter was born of some time in the wilderness. The band decamped from its DC practice space to record with veteran producer John Thayer (Exit Clov, Drunken Sufis) in a remote cabin in Vermont. They stripped away their customary autoharps and banjos to seek the raw core of their songcraft, driven by drummer William Waikart and bassist John Scoops, accentuated by a sonic adventurousness cultivated by guitarist Thomas Orgren as an engineer at DC’s legendary Inner Ear Studios.
On the first single, “Much”, singer/guitarist Ryan McLaughlin turns emotional turmoil into a summersaulting, fist-pumping anthem where “hell yeah’s” abound. The song almost didn’t make the record, but after returning from recording in Vermont the band revisited the rough sketch they had made of it prior to the sessions. “We didn’t think much of the demo when we were picking which songs to record, but when we came back to it later the song wrote itself. It was immediately clear to all of us that it couldn’t wait for the next record,” explained McLaughlin. Good thing they realized it, because redemption has never sounded so good.
10/10 – Washington, DC @ DC9 “Much” Single Release Party w/ Golden Looks, Johnny Fantastic
11/08 – Brooklyn, NY @ Grand Victory w/ Sunset Guns, Heeney, Black Mountain Revival