Hailing from Chicago and Australia and currently on tour with Jezabels, Kevin Pariso and Joel Witenberg — who go by the band name Surf Rock Is Dead — are set to make a splash with new single “In Between,” and it’s premiering exclusively on Billboard.
“It’s a song about going back to where you’re from and not feeling like you belong anymore yet not feeling perfectly in place where you currently are,” Pariso told Billboard.
With it’s high-reverb guitar riffs that resemble the rolling waves and a sad undertone to the lyrics, “In Between” embodies the beachiness of their namesake’s genre through a new-wave filter.
“In Between” also gives a taste of a salty coast infused with bleached beats of haze and modern surf music that makes you feel the need for the track on repeat. The pulsing drums are what keep you on your feet even though you’re euphorically lost in a trance.
Listen to Surf Rock Is Dead’s “In Between” below: