Living Room is a quartet of decade-old friends from Brooklyn, NY, and have played music together since 2010. They put out their first EP Dream Journal in 2012, which landed on AbsolutePunk’s Absolute 100. Pointing to the musical guidance of late ’90s and early aughts acts, the band injects a distinctly fresh perspective, heaviness, and mysticism to the genre. The duality of ‘Living Room’ reveals itself on close listening to meticulously constructed themes on levels of lyricism and musicianship, empathetically and specifically reflecting the complexity, vicissitude, and euphoria of life. They were part of Switchboard Sessions, Volume 3, and signed to Flotsam-Jetsam to release Moonchaser, the band’s first full-length in August, 2014. In 2016 they released a split 7”, Glimpse, with Typesetter from Chicago and will release their second full length, Worth, in summer ’17 on Jetsam-Flotsam Records.
“I was unemployed for five months and we made the video during that period in my actual apartment. The director, Emmanuel V. Cruz, skillfully captured the monotony of my seemingly endless time off. I did the same thing everyday with little variation. I can’t begin to tell you how many eggs on toast I ate, how many light beers I drank or how many tv shows I binge watched. When you’re more or less trapped in the same place all the time that particular space becomes an extension of your body so there’s really two main characters in this video. My band mates also pop up as figments of my imagination, joining me in my neurosis. The song itself is about continuing to do things you told yourself wouldn’t do anymore and how easy it is to let it slide. It definitely ties in with what we filmed here but in the end this truly is a video about nothing.”