New Jersey indie rockers The Ugly Club have DIY down to a science. From their hand-crafted promotional material and a relentless schedule of live gigs to the approach they bring to their eclectic blend of bright and atmospheric rock music, this is a band that knows how to work hard and live off the fuels of passion. These elements don't go unnoticed in their music, either. In fact, the boys recently caught the attention of actor/musician Adrian Grenier, who invited them to record a session in his home-studio, Wreckroom Records.
In new song "Under The Great Wave," the band have paired slightly ethereal instrumentation with melodies bursting with energy, creating an effect that pulls listeners under a different tide — one that's otherwordly; composed of escalating rhythms and cool vocal sprays. "The track 'Under the Great Wave' is really just about shutting out the overwhelming pressures of the world around you and sort of honing in on what you care about," explains singer Ryan Egan. "I think it's something that most people can relate to in any sort of friendship or relationship they are in. Just like, forget everything else...all I care about is loving you."
The song — which is also yours as a free download for a limited time — comes off the band's new album, You Belong To the Minutes, out now via iTunes. Grab the tune before it goes, and if you're based in NY, catch their sound live on August 17 when they hit The Studio at Webster Hall.