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Boston’s Somos get nostalgic on new single, “Eternal Yesterday” — listen

A song about how looking back can keep you from moving forward

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    Many of the songs off of Boston outfit Somos’ sophomore album, First Day Back, touched on themes of struggle. Though the album was released half a year ago already, it’s not as if moving through life has suddenly gotten any easier for the band. Sure, they have plenty to look forward to — they’re playing Riot Fest in both Chicago and Denver — but it’s the looking back that can often bring up troublesome thoughts.

    “Eternal Yesterday”, the indie emo band’s new single, expresses that sort of crippling nostalgia right from the title. The song drives forward hard on drummer Mike Benoit’s charged drumming and guitars that alternatively chug and soar from Justin Hahn and Phil Haggerty; for all the drive, however, there’s a sense of miring, as if something is holding the whole thing down. “If we had stayed in line/ Would we have more time?” asks singer Michael Fiorentino. “Why would anyone chose to stay?/ Forays into the night/ Inconsequential and fading from sight.”

    Fiorentino tells Consequence of Sound that the song examines how nostalgia “can be a bittersweet salve on a wound, but also a formidable stumbling block that interferes with your ability to move forward.” It’s that same competing dichotomy that characterizes the song its very self.

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    Take a listen below.

    “Eternal Yesterday” comes from a tour exclusive cassette that’ll only be available on their upcoming trek with Free Throw and High Waisted. See where you can snag it below.

    Somos 2016 Tour Dates:
    08/24 – Boston, MA @ The Sinclair
    08/25 – Philadelphia PA @ The Foundry
    08/26 – New York, NY @ Studio at Webster Hall
    08/28 – Columbus, OH @ Double Happiness
    08/30 – Nashville, TN @ The End
    08/31 – St. Louis, MO @ Fubar Lounge
    09/01 – Lawrence, KS @ Jackpot Music Hall
    09/02-04 – Denver, CO @ Riot Fest
    09/05 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
    09/07 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
    09/09 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
    09/10 – San Diego, CA @ Che Cafe
    09/11 – Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge
    09/13 – Austin, TX @ Sidewinder
    09/14 – Dallas, TX @ Curtain Club
    09/16-18 – Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest
    09/20 – Pontiac, MI @ Pike Room
    09/21 – Cleveland, OH @ Mahalls
    09/22 – Buffalo, NY @ Studio at Waiting Room
    09/23 – Toronto, ON @ Sneaky Dee’s

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