Premiere: ‘Choke Me’ by Floral Print
If you love whimsical theatrics and pretty swells of guitars then Floral Print is the band for you. Their music video of "Choke Me" is filled with 90s-esque graphics that take you on a wild ride. Remember when you’d stay home from school and after like 11AM all the TV was garbage but then you’d get sucked into watching Jerry Springer and loved every waking moment of it? That’s Floral Print. All of the absurd antics are tantalizing, push that aside though and "Choke Me" is still a bop, that doesn’t even need the added capers. But why not? It’s like throwing glitter all over the party and then adding a dash to your drink! WHY THE HELL NOT.
Hailing from Atlanta, Floral Print met on a whim over Facebook. What started out as a chance occurrence between drummer Paul DeMerritt and singer/guitarist Nathan Springer (Narrator) sprouted into a continually exciting and unpredictable collaboration. The pair first started practicing and performing around Atlanta in late 2014, and quickly started honing their penchant for dizzying song structures and erratic rhythms grounded in pop sensibilities. Their debut EP woo, recorded with bassist George Pettis (100 Watt Horse) and producer Graham Tavel, showcased Floral Print’s vibrant pastiche of psych-pop, early emo, ambient, and deconstructionist rock. Following woo, the duo (rounded out by a rotating cast of bassists) embarked on numerous tours throughout the East Coast and Midwest, making friends and tightening up their sonic communication skills. In summer 2016, Floral Print linked up again with Tavel to start recording their debut full-length, entitled mirror stages at Broad Street Visitor’s Center in Downtown Atlanta. The tracks on mirror stages display a marked change in tone from woo, as glimmers of noise, distorted melancholy, and manic energy imbued their sound with more nuance and stylistic aberrations. Floral Print’s ability to defy genre convention sidesteps any feelings of forced technical showmanship as their mercurial sense of melody and rhythm is always couched in sincerity. Following the recording of mirror stages, Floral Print rounded out its lineup with the addition of bassist Joshua Pittman as the band charts a new course for future tours and releases.
Now were here with ‘Choke Me’ rounding out to one of my favorite jams of 2017, be sure to catch Floral Print on Tour Kicking off next week!
Dec 16th / nashville / drkmttr
Dec 17th / st. louis / the nest
Dec 18th / chicago / subterranean
Dec 19th / bloomington, in / king dough
Dec 20th / bowling green, ky / house show
Dec 21st / knoxville, tn / pilot light
conceptualized / directed / produced By:Lauren Barfield