Jim Chambers’ Music Box keeps pushing their student bands to publish music, and the train rolls along with a new song by rock quartet Inkblot, who are sharing the title track from their forthcoming EP, Spectrum (due April 14).
The track has a little bit of a Weezer vibe, but the band — vocalist Sydney Beil, multi instrumentalist Jordan Vivero, bassist Declan Carey and Matthew Kosto on drums — says they’re more influenced by bands like Coin, The 1975 and Panic! At The Disco.
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The group has been through a few lineup shifts since coming together in February 2016, but they’ve settled into a lineup that will throw a release party for the Spectrum EP, which was recorded at Tampa’s Atomic Audio with the help of DieAlps!’s Frank Calcaterra (mixing, mastering) and Adam Burton (producer).
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The party happens at the Orpheum in Ybor City on April 21. Extra Celestial, The Infinite Eights and Babyblu play support.
“We've known Extra Celestial for a long time. Their drummer Bellz is actually the sister of our guitarist Jordan, and we played at the release party for their song ‘Restart,’” the band told CL about their choice for openers. “Babyblu is a local band we've discovered in the past few months, and The Infinite Eights were the first band from outside the Jim Chambers program to reach out to us and bring us in for one of their shows.”
Listen to the track below, and get more information on the release show via local.cltampa.com.