Absolute 100 inductee Culprit are headed on a west coast tour next week with Back Pocket Memory. ...
Patience isn’t a virtue in the LA music scene – it’s unheard of. Bands come and go, members bail for absurd reasons, and the acts that make it out alive are trendy flukes. Instead of succumbing to stereotypes, Los Angeles alt/rock quintet Back Pocket Memory have paved their own way. Sporting all their original members after a fruitful six years in the scene, the band is prepared to unleash their new self-titled EP to audiences far and wide.
When you stick around as long as BPM, you grow and develop a chemistry that start-up bands could never fathom. All those years pleasing hometown crowds has paid off dearly for the boys, culminating into a 5-song EP that encompasses their experience. “We’re showing who we are – this is us, and we are Back Pocket Memory, “said guitarist Eddie Rosales. “This is the most accurate representation of us as a band, and we didn’t want to distract from that with another title.” Bringing in Erik Ron (VersaEmerge, I The Mighty, Foxy Shazam) to man the boards only added to the energy, helping package an EP that should turn some heads this fall.
With LA conquered, the band is moving towards national recognition, starting with their AltPress premiere of new single “The Prisoner.” Channeling everything from Circa Survive and I The Mighty to Incubus and Foo Fighters, the sound should permeate throughout the scene and quickly find a home spanning several genres.
Bands walk a fine line when balancing professional quality, youthful energy, originality, and drive. Back Pocket Memory not only succeeds on all counts, but excels far past the imagination. It’s clear that the band has hit their stride with the new EP, and don’t be surprised when this band rounds the bases over and over again.
Watch for Back Pocket Memory’s self-titled release this fall, and catch the band on tour with their neighbors, Culprit.