The Juliana Theory share ambitious New EP ‘Still The Same Kids PT. 1’

Today, emo/alternative rock pioneers The Juliana Theory have returned with their new EP ‘Still The Same Kids Pt.1’ on Rude Records/Equal Vision RecordsThe EP features 5 songs that fully embrace the strengths of the band’s catalog of underground anthems without sacrificing an ounce of who the duo is now.

Truth be told, The Juliana Theory always owed as much to The Beatles as to Sunny Deal Real Estate, with shades and shimmers of everything from Depeche Mode and Tears For Fears to The Foo Fighters in their arsenal. The first in a series of 3 EPs to be released between now and 2023 on Rude/Equal Vision‘Still The Same Kids Pt.1’ is a successor to the band’s 2021 reimagined album ‘A Dream Away,’ which featured newly encapsulated versions of beloved songs from prior releases.

On the creative inspirations behind the swirling focus track ‘Less Talk,’ frontman Brett Detar had this to say: “I love ‘Less Talk.’ I genuinely feel-good vibes just thinking about the song. To me, it’s all about feel and that makes sense because it’s one of those songs that seemed to fall out of the sky into my lap. Maybe that breeziness has something to do with the 12/8 shuffle groove that it shares with Tears For Fears ‘Everybody Wants to Rule the World’ and Michael Jackson’s ‘The Way You Make Me Feel’ but it just glides. I love the infectious, syncopated bass guitar part.  It’s probably my favorite bassline we’ve ever had.  Josh and I grew up listening to the radio religiously in an era when pop rock ruled the airwaves.  In our most formative years – long before punk and its off-shoots took hold of our ears and hearts we were in love with the sounds pouring out of top 40 radio made by bands like INXS, Phil Collins and Genesis, The Cure, Toto, and Tears For Fears.  We didn’t set out to make anything overtly throwback but ‘Less Talk’ nods to the music of our youth.  I’ll stop talking now because I’m just using words to describe a song that’s literally about talking less and I’d rather let the song speak for itself.”

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