Yesterday, The Spacepimps blessed fans around the world with the release of the crazy good new album, Eternal Boy, and today the guys have partnered with UTG to offer an in depth look at the stories behind their latest efforts.
I cannot recall where I was the first time I heard The Spacepimps, but I’m sure of the feeling that followed. It was the same feeling I felt the first time I heard Midtown or any other Drive-Thru Records era favorite. Their music oozes with tales of friendship, romance on the rocks, and growing up with the ones you love close by your side. Eternal Boy is without a doubt their finest effort to date, and we’re honored to be hosting this exclusive track-by-track rundown. You can read the band’s thoughts at the end of this post.
If you’re in the market for a new band to become obsessed with, look no further than The Spacepimps.
The SpacePimps – Eternal Boy
This short little song is an ode to our roots (like many of our songs). 206 Fairview Road was the location where this band started. It is the address where our drummer Jared grew up, and where we started practicing as The SpacePimps. Not only did the band start here, but it is also the place where everyone in our group of friends would congregate, and spend our youth. Every group of friends has a place where the night begins and ends, this is that place for us.
Brand New Me
This song is directed towards that person in your life who paints the façade of being a friend, but in reality, they are the person who is implicitly holding you back from reaching full potential. Friends should be your biggest advocates with no jealousy or animosity when something positive happens to them. It is always hard to see others have great things happen to them, but it is harder to be happy for them. This song encapsulates this notion of unconditional friendship, a condition that is hard to emulate with those people you care about.
This is one of my favorite songs on the new album. As the title of our new album reflects ,”Eternal Boy,” we as a band find something valuable in the past. That’s not to say we aren’t excited or happy about the future, but in order to really know who we are, we must look backwards. Tradition possesses valuable information about how we need to navigate through today. People often tell me “you live in the past.” I don’t see myself as living in the past, but celebrating, and learning from the past. This song is kind of a “fuck you” to much of the judgmental, dishonest music that seems at, at times, permeate throughout our scene. On the flipside, it also celebrates the things we have done as a band up to this point. I mean its true; we never thought that we would have made it as far as we have, but there is a still lot to be done.
Again, probably one of my favorite on the album, and is the single off it. This song is one of 2 or 3 songs about a girl, but comes at the situation a bit differently, knowing it is your fault. Its funny because the song has a party feel, and is intended for a situation like that, but it’s a “happy” pathetic lyrical construction. Its similar to the love struck fool who is hopelessly chasing the girl who he knows is simply out of reach, yet over and over again he tries. The song is a perfect soundtrack to movie like “can’t Hardly Wait” or “10 Things I hate About You…” at least that’s how I see it. Any directors need a good party song for a film?
This is probably one of the angriest songs on the album in terms of lyrics. When we are young, friendship is simply part of social orientation. When we get older, it becomes evident who you friends really are. Fair-weather friend signifies that person who is only your friend when it is convenient to them. We all have them, the “leech” or the person who calls you when they need something. This is the song for those people who have that kind of person, or dare I say, friend, in their lives.
Say It to My Face
Lots of people in our music scene love talking “shit” on other bands. Now, I can honestly say that it doesn’t bother us, we take it lightly, make a joke about it, and move on. However, there was one instance with a band that will remain unnamed, that it got to me; got to me so bad that I wrote this song about it.
Ahhh, Katie. Most of our songs about relationships hint at how girls suck. However, this one breaks that mold by describing this idealistic girl who has the perfect qualities and comes in and swoops the village idiot off HIS feet. Happens all the time, right? Katie personifies this girl: she loves punk rock, she’s hot, she’s cool, she’s clever, and she becomes fixated in this guys brain. Think Jennifer Love Hewitt from “Can’t Hardly Wait” meets Topanga from “Boy Meets World.” A guess a boy can dream…
Amber Street is the sequel to a song off our last album titled “Hillcrest.” Hillcrest personifies a place (in real life) as well as a situation where I was confused and torn up over a bad break up. It was the catharsis, in many ways, that one needs to go through when something like that happens. Amber Street is the recovery, or the, “its going to be ok” type track that always seems to follow those situations. Amber Street also personifies a real place as well as a figurative one, where the scab has formed over the wound. Poetic, right? We all need a place to start over, and this song is that starting over.
The Glory Days
Driving through your hometown with your best friends, blasting Blink, yelling at all the drunk kids, and getting high off of airheads. That is was The Glory Days is about. It captures a lighter, and simpler time in all our lives when we didn’t have the worries of growing up and getting jobs, and having a 401k. The reoccurring lyric throughout the whole song is “I can remember.” It is a tribute to those times, but again, attempting to resurrect them by celebrating and romanticizing them.
This is a song that a friend of mine actually helped with the lyrics. It is one of the few songs on the album that is actually about girls…which is a huge step up for us haha. It has an angry vibe, kind of moving past the depressed stage after a break up, and moving into the “I hate your guts” one. The song kind of concludes with this idea that all of this pain from a breakup becomes self-inflicted, and in order for it to stop, YOU need to be ok with yourself. It always amazed me, that when people go through hard times that we always seek others, and it is natural. But in the end, it has nothing to do with what anyone says to you, you have to make it better for yourself.
All Signs Point Home
The truly, most unbelievably, depressing song I’ve ever written. We all, at some point in our lives, think about the afterlife. It is so ambiguous, and scary, and terrifying when you really give a lot of thought to it. This song is asking that question: when someone passes, can they still hear me? Each verse encapsulates (or tries to) the pain that one goes through in wanting to be able to just converse with someone, and hear their voice, and know that their voice can also be heard. Sometimes that person cares so much about you, that they lie to you, saying “it will be ok, don’t worry,” only because they don’t want you to feel pain when the go. Whoa, that is depressing, I can’t end this on a sad note, so…. BOOBS!