Victoria-based indie rock crew San Felix have been running bottle drives and refurbishing vans to fund their latest EP Tropic of Self, and the hard work has finally paid off. The record will be released next month, but before it arrives, Exclaim! is pleased to premiere the album cut "Crumbledrunk" and its accompanying video.
The band get real on the new track, working through difficult conditions for the sake of artistic and emotional expression. "We filtered as little as possible, which led us to some energetic moments and to some rawness," guitarist and vocalist Ian Kopp tells Exclaim! "The studio was 30-plus degrees each day, and we worked up until the last possible moment — we actually missed our ferry off the island. I think the heat and the intensity and the excitement really stayed in the recording. It captures something like our own human experience."
You can hear that work ethic and intensity shine through on the punchy new song, which opens rowdy and riff-heavy before falling into a softer melodic jangle. "Crumbledrunk" has been paired with a new video clip, as well, capturing the band laying the track down live.
Give the audio a listen and watch the accompanying video in the players below. The band's Tropic of Self EP is due out on April 16.