Long-running California geek-punk unit Nerf Herder are ready to self-release a brand new record called Rockingham next week, but before it arrives in full, Exclaim! is giving you a sneak peek with the exclusive premiere of album cut "The Girl Who Listened to Rush."
No strangers to namedropping classic rockers in their music, the band's latest track harkens back to a time when frontman Parry Gripp spent an entire year of high school listening only to Rush and fantasizing about meeting a girl who did the same.
In homage to the Torontonian rock heroes, Nerf Herder tracked down the mixing board that Rush used to record many of their greatest hits and used it for the recording of the new single. Channelling his inner Neil Peart, drummer Steve Sherlock even implemented temple blocks, chimes, rototoms and a giant gong to really achieve that Rush-like sound.
Rockingham is slated for digital release on March 11, but you can give a lyric video for "The Girl Who Listened to Rush" a spin in the player below right now.