Back in 2014, Billboard first introduced the debut EP from the then-altpop/R&B leaning group Episode, highlighting their stunner of a lead single “Hold On” (feat. Stefan Weiner) and additional production from Thelonious Martin (Ab Soul, Chance the Rapper).
But over the last two years, the NY-based outfit has evolved, trading synths for guitars and a new indie rock sound, now comprised of Daniel Lonner (vocals/production), Eric Sherman (guitar), Brett Daniel (drums), and Giovanni Thatcher (bass).
After the release of their latest single, the rowdy rock anthem “Swim,” today the group shares the final song off their forthcoming EP, a demo-quality acoustic kiss-off track called “Lost In Cali” exclusively via Billboard.
“Last year we took a trip to Los Angeles and worked with producer Rex Kudo (Post Malone, Miguel) on a bunch of a music,” frontman Lonner tells Billboard. “‘Lost In Cali’ is a demo we did while we were out there. L.A. is a beautiful city. At its highs it feels surreal and distorted, but at it’s lows it feels empty in the way that New York feels whole.”
Catch Episode at their next headlining show, March 4 at Arlene’s Grocery in New York City, and if you missed it, stream their new single “Swim” below.