Premiere: Strawberry Mountain - "Bug Debris" & Tour Announcement
DMM is excited to announce that local psychedelic avant-pop band Strawberry Mountain are embarking on their first West Coast tour at the end of the month. Alongside this announcement, the band has shared a new single titled "Bug Debris."
With a slew of sun-kissed chords and a kiss of pixie dust, Strawberry Mountain’s “Bug Debris” transforms into a delightfully eclectic croon of summer love that gets your feet tapping to your slightly faster heartbeat (and with, perhaps, a little blush to your face). The contrasting vocal textures are entertaining in and of themselves — songs that are sweet and subtly funny are hard to come by, but Strawberry Mountain delivers with this single that feels like chuckling with your friends while drinking wine by the sunset. The stars did come down to play with this release, and they are here all summer: Strawberry Mountain is out on tour, and they are ready to bring you the summer skies.
"Francis and I wrote the lyrics together for the song," says frontman Carter Prince. "It was both of our first times writing lyrics with another person and though it was kinda scary putting out ideas initially we quickly were on the same page and the process was really enjoyable! Bug Debris is a vamp regarding an experience of mine where a friend's cousin ate a tupperware container full of magic mushrooms and got lost in the woods."
Guitarist Jon Duggar, who wrote the initial chords and melody for the song, adds this: "The shape of it was written in the moment, almost improvised honestly. The chorus and little guitar interlude after it were all near instant ideas that came out after riding on that verse for some time. Arrangement was more patiently done with Carter and I locking in our guitar parts as Noah and Connor composed their intricate parts on drums separately. When all six of us played it through a number of times together it quickly became my favorite song we had because of the fluidity of everything. Noah and Connor composed out the tandem drum and percussion arrangement for the song and noah also recorded the fast mallet parts on tuned metal slabs in our basement. Connor says that he felt like it was the first song we made where he and Noah really took the time to arrange their drum parts together and shedded on a cohesive beat for the song (a practice which has now been repeated on the songs we've recorded since!)"
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