There's a way to channel nostalgia while still feeling fresh, and Journalism's latest track "Everywhere I Look," from their upcoming debut album Faces on Dead Stare Records, does just that. Almost immediately, there are distinct references to early-'90s art rock (think Bends-era Radiohead), but the Brooklyn four-piece put their own spin on the style that keeps it engaging as much more than an homage.
Apparently, "Everywhere I Look" has been a long time coming for the band. It's been floating around in various forms—here an acoustic version, there a piano ballad—on their demo tapes and in jam sessions for years, but it wasn't until recently that they settled on this final, guitar-rock iteration.
It's a somewhat dreamy song in the verses, with clean, reverb-drenched strings, but in the chorus we're brought clattering back down to earth as a grungier, distorted sound bursts in. It's brooding in one moment and explosive in the next, and it keeps you on your toes while Kegan Zema's vocals string the disparate tones together. With a single this nuanced (frankly, we're suckers for this kind of throwback), we can't wait to hear the rest of Faces when it drops on March 4th.
Upcoming Tour Dates
02.25 - Brooklyn, NY @ The Gateway w/ The Regrets, Ghost Camp & New York Taps
03.04 - Brooklyn, NY @ Silent Barn w/ Stove, Bueno & Psychic Selves (ALBUM RELEASE SHOW)
03.06 - Boston, MA @ O’Briens w/ Charles
04.01 - New Brunswick, NJ @ Paradise Lost w/ Tri-State Era