Today we’re streaming Al Mirabella & the Mid-Life Crises’ new single “Terrarium” from their forthcoming debut EP, Okay, Yeah, No, which is set to release on July 21st.
The Pensacola, FL indie-punk trio has attracted a lot of attention in their first year as a band, and they aren’t slowing down anytime soon. “Terrarium” stands out as the more pop-influenced track from the upcoming EP, but sits snugly with their folk-punk sound that occupies the rest of Okay, Yeah, No. Fans of Modern Baseball or The Front Bottoms are sure to love this song, and anyone could be drawn in by the band’s lyricism which takes influence from old-school pop-punk bands.
Read what frontman Al Mirabella said about thought process behind “Terrarium”:
“When I wrote Terrarium I wanted to channel something outside of my usual songwriter convention. In my mind it marks our departure from ‘songwriter with a backing band’ and embraces our strengths as a punk band. Terrarium is about agoraphobia, but more broadly it’s about how easy it is to become cynical about being young and pining to fit in. A terrarium is a self-contained environment, something can survive there but it can never flourish. When you’re stuck in your own space, sometimes it grows into something that isn’t self-care. It becomes something destructive that can be difficult to escape and impossible to flourish.”
- Escape The Rat King / Bruce Springsteen’s Nebraska
- The Whole State of Florida
- House Song
- Wrapped Up In Blankets Boy
- I Should Probably Get Going
Okay, Yeah, No will be released on July 21st for pay-what-you-want on Bandcamp with all digital sale proceeds going to the ACLU.