Excuses Excuses step up with their latest single Wet Socks — premiering exclusively on Tinnitist.
The first preview of the Toronto punk trio’s upcoming EP Mind Over Matter, the short, sharp shot of grunge-laced alt-rock delivers on multiple levels: On the surface, it’s about those days when you accidentally drop a cup of coffee at your feet and have to deal with the mess. But it’s about the bigger picture of how we all face unexpected challenges on a daily basis.
That attention to detail is par for the course from Excuses Excuses. Although they can go toe-to-toe with any band in the ferocity department — and if you’ve seen them live, you’d surely agree — they also know that the key to longevity is great songs. So with Mind Over Matter, out Sept. 20, the band made a concentrated effort to push their songwriting skills forward.
As singer/guitarist Kyle Wilton says, “The songs truly are singles; they are unique by nature. With these three tunes, the only thing we knew going into the studio was that we specifically wanted to bring something to our fans that was personal, raw, real, and altogether human. We wanted to give them a deeper look into who Excuses Excuses is, why we love what we do, and to show why we constantly fight to keep moving forward.”
More specifically, Wilton says, each song on Mind Over Matter is meant to represent a member of the band and their own definition of cool, based on personal experiences and encounters.
As with their previous EP Catch Me If You Can, Mind Over Matter was produced and mixed by Justin Meli at Chalet Studios in Uxbridge. Excuses Excuses will be on tour across Canada throughout the autumn of 2019, and will continue to spread the message that no one wins unless everybody wins.