Exclusive Premiere: Raw Fabrics, ‘Beast’
A lot of bands intentionally set out to write songs that are anthemic. But Los Angeles trio Raw Fabrics sound like they can't possibly write any other way.
After coming together in 2013, vocalist-guitarist Jack B. Franco, bassist-synth player Justus Dixon and drummer Jon Fredrik quickly became buzzworthy on the strength of their debut EP, Gold Handcuffs, released last year. Fusing punk sensibility and Warhol-esque aesthetics with dance floor electronics and epic aspirations, Raw Fabrics went on to share stages with the likes of Weezer and Alt-J and embarked on their own headlining national tour.
Early this year, they entered the studio with legendary producer Joe Chiccarelli (U2, the Strokes) to create their follow-up EP, Plastic Joy. Laying down most of the five tracks in just one day, the band drew upon the breadth of their influences – from Muse to the Killers – for what became an epic and eclectic batch of songs including the glitchy "Dead Instruments" and "Brainwash Me" (which includes a nod to SpongeBob SquarePants.)
Diffuser is proud to exclusively present the driving battle cry, "Beast," which frontman Franco told us is especially personal to him. "Beast is a really important song to me," he said. "It's about becoming aware of your thoughts and freeing yourself from self-doubt and getting out of the cycle of self-sabotage. It was hard to open up about such a deep personal struggle but everyone has their own issues and I hope sharing it gives it life and power."
Plastic Joy will be released August 18 via And King Records. Pre-order your copy now on iTunes.