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Under the Rug drop new single ‘Manila & Grey’

Independent alt-rock Los Angeles band Under the Rug have released single called ‘Manila & Grey’. This song is more rock and roll that the usual songs I share. There was something special in this song that made me take a few listens and I connected to it. You can hear their influences in this song, Led Zeppelin and Radiohead just to name a few. ‘Manila & Grey’ explores how to maintain some sort of dream while you work. I like that idea!  Lyrics such as “donuts in the back kitchen to sweeten the day” would really help me at work for sure! 

This is not just a single release. Under the Rug have created an immersive experience for fans of Indie Rock to take part in. It is not too late to be involved in the process. Check out their website for this here. I admire Under the Rug as they are doing something unique. An experience for fans rather than just click on a link to listen to the song. Check it out!

 

 

 

Timeline for the album release:

  • Pre-launch campaign begins March 20th
  • Full ten-day launch begins April 3rd
  • Album is officially released on Spotify and other streaming services Friday, April 12th.
  • Up until then, we are essentially lead-gathering.

 

For now, here are the lyrics to this single, Manila & Grey, which is about trying to maintain some kind of dream while working.

MANILA & GRAY

4/4 – 135 BPM

Hennessey’s in the evening,

fourth time we’ve been here this week alone.

Monday we were laughing,

tonight we hardly speak, you know.

Someone suddenly looks shaken

asks, What do we accomplish here?

When someone gets too serious

we all sip from our beers.

Manila and gray,

Manila and gray,

some of us spend our whole lives here,

others get away.

Manila and gray,

Manila and gray,

donuts in the back kitchen

to sweeten the day.

We’ve got nerf guns and figurines

and drawers full of little games,

if we can’t have happiness

we’ll take something that looks the same, you know:

cufflinks and vasectomies

and legacies and room amenities

and cheap smiles from our enemies

keen on ascendency and fucking email brevity,

“We’ll tear down the walls of the heavenly with jealousy

those chumps with guitars, velvety melodies,

we’ll burn all the fools with integrity,

those non-entities, equal parts density and empathy”

Manila and gray,

Manila and gray,

some of spend our whole lives here,

others get away.

Manila and gray,

Manila and gray,

donuts in the back kitchen

to sweeten the day.

 

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