ADULT SCHOOL writes music incorporating elements of emo, indie rock and power pop blended into contemporary punk foundations. Adult School balances interplaying harmonies, observational and autobiographical songwriting, and pop-sensible melodies into an expansive sound that is greater than the sum of its parts. With a full band to provide a rhythmic dynamic to songs once played alone in a bedroom, developing a sonic experience that is distinct individually and complementary between members.
The band’s newest project, “No Party“, features the quintessential vocal harmonies and punk ethos that marked their 2018 release, while showcasing an emphasis on instrumental composition and songwriting that is more mature in its observations of the world. As a culmination of self-reflection, musical expectations, and experiences as young adults, “No Party” bridges the worlds of polished and punk to deliver a collection of tracks that aspires to cater to any listener.
Look for “No Party” on July 19th via Lavasocks Records.
Comments the band’s Nick Wuebben: “”Love / Loss” was the final track written for Adult School’s new LP, “No Party.” The lyrics and melody were written by Nick during the global pandemic, and reflect on themes of loss and detachment from those we grew to depend on. Regardless of the grief that many faced during this time, the song aims to reconcile in newfound love and “take comfort in the fact that some things are going to change.”
Adult School’s place in the Santa Cruz music scene ranged from playing shows at local venues and the homes of close friends to hosting shows in their living room. Shortly before the release of their debut album, the group relocated with aims to further their reach and was welcomed into the musical haven of the Bay Area scene.
Their first single, “Off Day,” is about doing the same thing you do on your day off as you do every other day of the week. The song starts with a plucked guitar line, before leading into bass and drum interplay, and then kicks into full gear with the crunch of a palm muted power chord. Fans of bands like Jawbreaker, The Get Up Kid or Off With Their Heads may have just found the soundtrack for their repetitive summer with Adult School’s first single from their upcoming album, “No Party,” out July 19th on the dependable Lavasocks Records.