VICTIMS OF THE NEW MATH
RELEASE NEW SINGLE “STAR GAZING (NOVEMBER 4TH)
ANNOUNCE UPCOMING EP WE ARE STARS (NOVEMBER 19TH)
Victims of the New Math have been making music since their teenage years in the 1980’s. The band, essentially a duo comprised of brothers Joe and Thomas Young, were inspired to learn guitar from what were considered “oldies” at the time – mid-60’s to mid-70’s AM radio rock and R&B hits. Never much for learning other people’s songs, the brothers almost immediately tried their hand at writing. And, with a few small gaps, pretty much never stopped.
Other diverse influences crept in- Joe’s love of new wave, Tom Pretty, dance music, and the whole 50’s and 60’s easy listening genre; Thomas’ passion for the B, Bowie, the Velvet Underground, the Flaming Lips, Guided By Voices, Neil Young and 90’s lo-fi (Built to Spill, Neutral Milk Hotel, Apples in Stereo) – giving the band a unique sound that never quite fits prescribed genres or styles. Combined with their very lo-fi home recording efforts and DIY to-the-core performances, Victims of the New Math deliver tight, vintage-sounding, riff driven rock and lush lo-fi melodies that sound both familiar and new at the same time.
Still working their day jobs in math and engineering, VotNM continue to write as a partnership, with Thomas recording most the songs in his home studio. With a new EP We Are Stars recorded and ready for release, VotNM looks to end 2019 on a high note. A space / sci-fi themed set of songs, We Are Stars is their best, weirdest, and most interesting release yet. Songs about spacemen, a theme song for an imaginary kid’s TV show, and a song about space sickness are bookended by two beautiful ballads. Check it out and try not to sing along!