Indie Rock Band Arms Akimbo Release Infectious Party-Inspired Single 'None Of My Business': Premiere
Los Angeles indie rock band Arms Akimbo are gearing up to release their newest EP The Wrong Kid Of Dance Party, and Billboard is premiering the upbeat first single.
"Ultimately this is a happy song with bitter lyrics...we tend to do that a lot,” guitarist/vocalist Peter Schrupp tells Billboard of the first track, "None Of My Buisness." The song describes a typical college party -- filled with awkward conversations and unfortunate run-ins with the wrong types of people. “The claustrophobia, the stomach ulcer from seeing someone from your past, the discomfort in watching your friend fail with women, it's all in there. But all of that tension can culminate in finding someone you want to talk to in the corner for the rest of the night. So who knows -- maybe it was worth going."
The band tells Billboard that the track came together quickly: “Matt finished the drums in one take. I think the rest of us finished our parts in 4 hours and walked with our producer Stephen Gomez to a shawarma place for dinner,” Schrupp adds. “It's shocking when a song comes that easily. You just look around like, 'Are we done? Should we add more guitar? Should we start a new song?' We like to acknowledge those little victories.”
The band, comprised of Schrupp, Chris Kalil, Colin Boppell and Matthew Sutton, met in college and began writing music influenced by the likes of pop/rock group Walk The Moon and upbeat indie band Hippo Campus. Their EP drops this Friday, Feb. 23. Check out the first single below.