The Inflorescence — „Remember What I Look Like“ (June 10, 2022)USA FLAG                                   The Inflorescence — „Remember What I Look Like“ (June 10, 2022)
∞  Vždy mluvíme o zralosti, jako by to byl nějaký magický portál, který v určitém okamžiku překročíte a z druhé strany vyjde jiný člověk. Pokud se vám to stalo, gratuluji, jděte do toho. Většina lidstva se musí učit ze špatných rozhodnutí a/nebo zkušeností. Dospělost mi připadá spíš jako těžký, nemotorný vozík na zavazadla, který musíme vláčet po cestě, než nějaký magický, „a~ha!“ okamžik. The Inflorescence jsou po svých letech moudřejší a jsou si dobře vědomi výzvy zralosti ve světě, který není zcela v souladu s tím, jak žijí a jak vidí svět. Jejich značka středozápadního emo~pop punku je okamžitě hřejivá a obsahuje nádhernou hloubku. Je snadné si zamilovat Remember What I Look Like a s každou rotací objevovat víc.
Location: San Diego, California
Album release: June 10, 2022
Record Label: Killrockstars
Duration:     37:56
01. Phantom Feelings   3:40
02. So Much of Nothing   4:22
03. Are You Sorry   4:02
04. Last Week   4:48
05. The Truth   4:15
06. Remember What I Look Like   0:44
07. Tomorrow Night   6:56
08. The Button   4:31
09. Board Game   4:38

∞  Thank San Diego for giving us Iron Butterfly, Blink~182 & Stone Temple Pilots but it’s got another distinction now. In 2019, a group of wise~beyond~their~years SD teens, singer/guitarist Tuesday Denekas, drummer Milla Merlini and bassist Sasha A’Hearn, rose like punk~pop phoenix’s from the ashes of their previous band to coral guitarist/singer Charlee Berlin (who owned but didn’t know how to play her instrument at first) to resurrect Denekas’ songs of heartbreak and determination, starting out as the Fluorescents with 2020’s noteworthy ‘self~titled’ EP. Proudly christening themselves The Inflorescence, the band found the right home with Kill Rock Stars to unleash their debut LP Remember What I Look Like. The group faces challenges like juggling high school and college classes, finding all~age venues in town and rejecting gender labels as they explain: “in a largely male~dominated industry, we see how undermined we are for being a no~man band, and we see how being on stage empowers alternative girls and nonbinary people.”
∞  The stunning debut LP Remember What I Look Like was conceived during quarantine and draws on the band’s inspirations, including indie, punk, emo, grunge and alternative. Tuesday Denekas’s songs of shattered, disappointed romance sound triumphant in these infectious songs that are propelled by Milla Merlini’s thunderous drums, Sasha A’Hearn’s steady, anchoring bass and Charlee Berlin’s stinging guitar leads. The confident nine~song album has zero dull spots or wasted songs. Starting with the sinuous, fast~paced “Phantom Feelings” and the resilient, stomping “So Much of Nothing” to the start/stop drama of “Are You Sorry” and the deceptively sweet, bouncy “Last Week” and the hair~pin turns and resilient defiance of “The Truth” to the brief respite from the title track which launches into the epic, gripping “Tomorrow Night” and the desperate grunge power of “The Button,” finishing off with the roaring climax of “Board Game,” it’s a rollercoaster ride of thrills and anguish to strap in for. 
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INTERVIEW by Juan Velasquez, June 10, 2022:
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