SELFISH THINGS

Job OffersBRAND NEW VIDEO FOR '8147 MULHOLLAND TERRACE'  - Debut EP, Vertical Love, Out now

Toronto-based alternative rock band SELFISH THINGS have today premiered a brand video for '8147 Mulholland Terrace'.  The track is taken from the stunning debut EP, Vertical Love, out now.

“The video for 8147 Mulholland Terrace is meant to encapsulate the isolation we’ve all felt at different points in our lives. I’ve always considered myself more of an observer than a participant when exposed to social situations (for better or for worse), and a lot of the iconography you'll see comes from my own predetermined conclusions regarding human behaviour. Our director Christoph Benfey shot it on the new GoPro Fusion (5.2k//360 video) and we were honestly pretty blown away by what the camera could do. Without it, the result would’ve been far less interesting.” says singer Alex Biro.

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STREAM NEW TRACK 'RUST COHLE NEVER SLEEPS'

 

Toronto-based alternative rock band SELFISH THINGS have today premiered a brand new song, 'Rust Cohle Never Sleeps' from the stunning debut EP, Vertical Love, out 16th March.

 

“Before the band even had a name, I fell into an emotional hole between the end of 2014 and the summer of 2015. I’d left my old band knowing very well that they had a number of deals on the table and was contemplating whether or not I even wanted to continue with music. It was at that time that I found (get ready for some cliche shit) True Detective on HBO. I’d moved back from LA to my parents basement, had no money, and spent day after day watching and eventually emulating the ideological values Rust Cohle portrayed throughout the series. His nihilism, egoistic sense of identity and viewpoint on people of lesser “intellect" fed my shadow self. My father had always played “Rust Never Sleeps” by Neil Young on vinyl, so after writing the song, I came up with the title to pay homage to both my dad’s influence on my musicality, but as a way of capturing everything that was happening at that time in my life.”- Alex Biro (vocals)

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Announce Debut EP, Vertical Love, Out 16th ​March, 2018 - “1435” Video Debuts Now

 

Toronto-based alternative rock band SELFISH THINGS have announced their EP Vertical Love, out 16th March. After a string of successful single releases, earning notable positions on playlists such as New Noise on Spotify, this will be the band’s first full body of music for fans since they started in 2015. Fans can pre-order the EP here.

Co-produced by James Paul Wisner (Paramore, Dashboard Confessional) and lead singer-songwriter, Alex Biro, Vertical Love serves as Biro’s full transition from singer-songwriter to an all-out alternative rock band with Selfish Things.

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“‘Vertical Love’ came into being after what was one of the most tumultuous periods of my life,” explains Biro. “It’s a body of work that’s representative of a time when I was struggling to eliminate my nihilistic outlook and replace it with something that was innately more sustainable and emotionally fruitful. I’ve always had a tendency to contemplate whether or not we choose the path we walk, or whether god/the universe/deity has placed us on a path that we have no control over. Looking back on it now, I think all of these songs are indicative of my struggle for control over the things I can’t understand or make sense of. The pain and suffering that come with sentience are necessary as a means of quantifying the depth of our experiences as living beings.”

 

Vertical Love features 6 tracks that will be released independently in the US and via A Wolf At Your Door Records (Deaf Havana, Lower Than Atlantis, Mallory Knox) in the UK & Europe. Within the 6 tracks, singles “8147 Mulholland Terrace” and “1435” will be packaged within the EP.
 

In addition to the video and new EP, the band is excited to embark on their first North American tour, as official support for Los Angeles-based act, LAYNE. The 29 date tour is the much anticipated follow up to their successful run opening for Simple Plan in Canada late 2017. 

 

“We’re really looking forward to spending some time in parts of America we’ve never seen individually, or as a band,” notes Biro. “I’m looking forward to hanging with my best friends on the road, eating some good southern food and making memories."


Vertical Love is out 16th March via A Wolf At Your Door Records.

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