Uptights "Quiet Times"
Published Sep 17, 2015A few months on from premiering "Further from Home," Vancouver's Uptights have unveiled the second half of their latest two-song digi-single. You can now crank their "Quiet Times" in an audio stream or via another of their patented, vintage-cinema splicing music videos.
Organist Jesse Gander handles the leads on this smooth swaying power-pop number, weighing in on the juxtaposition of having the whole world at our fingertips via our smart phones but still feeling alienated and alone ("We're living in a different age/Communication is better, yes, but we are more afraid").
Syncing up with the just slightly distortion-sprinkled sock-hop arrangement are visuals of a musical number taking place at an old timey malt shoppe. In case you're interested in peeping the source of said teen-driven visuals, they were pulled from 1958 black and white hot rod drama Dragstrip Riot.
Uptights play the Big Rock Brewery Fringe Bar tonight (September 17) as part of the Vancouver Fringe Festival.