Together Pangea Share Nostalgic Summer Anthem “Grass”

May 10, 2022 BY Danielle Romeo

Together Pangea have releasedthe immediately catchy “Grass,” a nostalgic summer anthem about the circle of life. The band just wrapped their U.S. tour and are heading to the UK and Europe next month for a run of festivals, headline shows and support dates with Jimmy Eat World, all in support of their latest full-length album, DYE. “Grass,” along with the previously released song “What It’s Like,” is taken from the DYE sessions, which delivered an undeniable collection of hooks, anthems, and power-pop garage-rock catchiness, and these two additional songs are no exception.

Listen to “Grass” here: https://togetherpangea.ffm.to/grass

Bassist Danny Bengston explains the meaning behind “Grass”: “On one hand, ‘Grass’ is about the gradual (but more frequent) realizations of your own mortality through aging, and on the other, it’s about attempting to find comfort in knowing there is an end, and that life goes on as it did before and after we are gone.”

Known for their raucous live shows, Together Pangea have been having a blast finally bringing the songs of DYE live to their US fans and have just announced two more hometown shows on June 2 in Santa Ana at The Observatory and June 3 in Los Angeles at The Regent. From there, they will finally bring DYE to their fans in the UK and Europe. William Keegan adds, “We’ve been waiting three years to play for awesome European audiences, and we’re really excited to finally be there again this summer! Playing festivals, shows supporting Jimmy Eat World, and doing some of our own headlines along the way feels great. We have big love for Europe and a ton of excitement to be back!”

Inspired by crowd reaction to certain songs the band played at live shows in 2019, primary songwriter Keegan made a conscious effort to consider the band’s audience with the aim of penning more sing-along choruses and a return to the emotional energy, vulnerability, and heaviness of the band’s well-loved 2014 album, Badillac. In fact, he calls DYE an amalgam of the band’s last three records: the inward-looking and self-pleasing experimentation of 2017’s Bulls   and   Roosters, the   frantic   and   scream-y Badillac with its inspiration from emotionally raw grunge, and the 50’s pop-heavy 2011 album Living Dummy.

Listen to DYE here: https://togetherpangea.ffm.to/dyealbum

Since they began jamming back in William’s Santa Clarita bedroom, Los Angeles indie band Together Pangea–William Keegan, Danny Bengston, and Erik Jimenez–have continually challenged themselves with each subsequent offering. Jelly Jam [2010] poured the gasoline, Living Dummy [2011] struck the match, and Badillac [2014] lit the fire with its revved-up nineties rock-inspired flames. Along the way, fan favorites like “Sick Shit,” “Badillac,” and “Offer” would rack up millions of Spotify streams, while the group received support from Consequence of Sound, Pitchfork, MTV, Stereogum, and more. Following the 2015 release of The Phage EP, produced by The Replacements’ Tommy Stinson, these working-class boys embarked on the journey to what would become 2017’s Bulls and Roosters, which evidenced their growth as a tried-and-true rock band with just the right amount of “brattiness,” as they like to say.

WHAT THE PRESS IS SAYING ABOUT DYE:
 “introspective lyricism with whip-smart alt-rock compositions and clever choruses” – Rolling Stone
 “Another catchy cut of garage rock” – Consequence
 “relentlessly catchy” – Buzzbands.la
“catchy garage rock” – Brooklyn Vegan

Together Pangea on tour:
6/2       Santa Ana, CA                        The Observatory (w/ The Paranoyds)
6/3       Los Angeles, CA                     The Regent Theatre (w/ Tropa Magica)
2022 EU/UK Tour
6/10     Berlin, Germany                      Tempelhof Sounds Fest
6/11     Hamburg, Germany                Molotow Skybar        
6/12     Dortmund, Germany               FZW Club
6/14     Utrecht, Netherlands              Ekko
6/15     Eindhoven, Netherlands         Effenaar
6/16     Antwerp, Belgium                   Kavka
6/17     Lux, Luxembourg                    Den Atelier*
6/18     Zurich, Switzerland                 Exil Club
6/19     Munich, Germany                   Strom (half house)
6/ 21    Berlin, Germany                      Astra*^
6/22     Prague, Czech Rep                Lucerna Music Bar*
6/23     Warsaw, Poland                     Proxima*
6/25     Cologne, Germany                 Palladium*^
6/ 26    Amsterdam, Netherlands       Amsterdams Bostheatre*
6/27     Frankfurt, Germany                Batschkapp*^
7/1       Brighton, UK                           Hope & Ruin
7/2       Birmingham, UK                     Hare & Hounds
7/3       Nottingham, UK                      Bodega
7/5       Manchester, UK                      Academy*^
7/6       London, UK                             Brixton Academy*^
7/7       London, UK                             Colours
7/8       Cheltenham, UK                     2K Trees Fest
*w/ Jimmy Eat World
^w/ The Get Up Kids

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