Their new self-titled EP features five songs of different speeds and intensities because taco runs happen at different speeds, according to the intensity of taco hunger!
AUSTIN, TX – Claiming Neptune, an indie band from Austin, wants to be the first band in space! But why???
“Well, I hear the tacos are really tasty up there,” says singer Lisa Borjon. “I hear they’re using some kind of alien cow meat that hasn’t found its way to the taco trucks in Austin yet. Basically, the five songs on this new EP is music we’d want to listen to on an intergalactic taco run.”
Typical Austinite logic.
Claiming Neptune is: Lisa Borjon (vocals), Derrick Yeoman (lead guitar), Robert Jenkins (rhythm guitar), Adam Barone (bass) and Jean Loustaunau (drums).
“We should probably talk to Elon Musk!” adds bassist Adam Barone. “Or maybe we should call up Space Force Command…surely they have encountered these legendary space tacos! We really want to be the first band to play a show in space…and we want some dang space tacos in the green room!”
It features a smooth and groovy sound that draws on varied elements of ‘70s and ‘90s rock, mixed with a modern sensibility to create a whole new kind of vibe driven by sultry female vocals, atmospheric guitar work and driving rhythms.
Claiming Neptune highlights a cross-section of the band’s musical influences.
The island rhythms of “Lovin’ On You,” the first single/video to drop from the record, along with “Girl Nextdoor” are clear homages to ‘90s West Coast acts like Sublime and No Doubt, combining elements of rock and reggae to create something really fun, chill and beach-worthy. Some of the band’s fans have warmed to calling Claiming Neptune’s take on this type of musical alchemy “Texas Reggae.”
Led by heavy, distorted guitars and booming drums and bass, juxtaposed by Lisa’s smooth and sassy vocals “PB&J” and “Higher and Higher” display the more alternative rock side of the band’s sound, reminiscent of The Cranberries, Alice in Chains and Led Zeppelin.
“In Time” sends the band into a more progressive/stoner direction, featuring the actual radio “sounds” of the planet Neptune, sampled courtesy of NASA’s Voyager space probe. Besides the grandiosity of the universe and of time itself, this song draws inspiration from the early works of ‘70s rock luminaries like Pink Floyd and The Beatles.
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