Self-proclaimed sad-pop act EXNATIONS has released a brand new single from their forthcoming EP Pink Haze. Fans can check out the vibrant “John Hughes Movie Soundtrack” now on Spotify. “John Hughes Movie Soundtrack” is the second track to be released from Pink Haze and follows “Tether,” which was previously featured on EARMILK and All Things Go. Pre-orders for Pink Haze, which is set to be released on June 28th, are available now at www.exnations.com.
“Is there anything that depicts American adolescence for babies of the 80s and 90s more wistfully than John Hughes movies? Since we started EXNATIONS, several friends and fans have told me our songs sound like something out of a John Hughes movie,” shares vocalist Sal Mastrocola. “So we decided to lean into that compliment. And to get even more meta with it – we spun a story of a protagonist longing for a past that never existed – hiding away in detention with the kids from the Breakfast Club and the lovebirds of Sixteen Candles when the real world beats her down.”
The band will be supporting their new EP with The Pink Haze Tour, presented by idobi Anthm. The summer run kicks off July 6thin Cincinnati and will close out with a hometown album release show at Brooklyn’s Gold Sounds on July 13th.
EXNATIONS are an indie pop band out of Brooklyn, NY; comprised of Sal Mastrocola, Taylor Hughes, and John O’Neill. Although self-defined as a ‘sad’ band, their color palette remains neon, penning compositions that steadily rise from somber lows of deep purple towards anthemic highs of vibrant pink and blue.
The band’s debut release, Tiny Sound In The Dark, is a more-than-promising effort, laced with sparkle and anticipation. The group’s knack for memorable hooks and danceable rhythms are clear, but what’s even more compelling about EXNATIONS is the anthemic sense of empowerment the trio produces on their first effort.
Their forthcoming sophomore EP, Pink Haze, deals from the warm halcyon embrace of nostalgia. Beautiful and all-enveloping, it’s so easy to get lost in. But over the course of the record, the band arrives at the conclusion that the haze of nostalgia best serves us when we find a way through it. When we can look at the past honestly and critically, we’ve got our best shot at true growth and progression.
Hazy and dream-like, yet bursting with passion and energy, EXNATIONS is a fitting metaphor for the world in 2019. It’s sad, but we’re still dancing.
EXNATIONS will release their new EP Pink Haze on June 28th, 2019. Pre-orders are available now at www.exnations.com.
Pink Haze Tracklisting:
Floating on a Pink Haze
John Hughes Movie Soundtrack
Upcoming Tour Dates:
7/5 – Cincinnati, OH @ Top Cats
7/7 – St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
7/8 – Kansas City, MO @ Recordbar (hosted by Jordin Silver of 96.5 The Buzz)
7/9 – Chicago, IL @ Cobra Lounge
7/10 – Milwaukee, WI @ Miramar Theatre
7/11 – Cleveland, OH @ The Foundry Concert Club
7/12 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Black Forge Coffee House
7/13 – Brooklyn, NY @ Gold Sounds *Album Release Show