By: Staff –
Emerging LA-based indie rock band The Small Calamities is back with a new video for “Waste My Time”, which you can watch exclusively via Aesthetic Magazine below.
On the single, lead vocalist Charlie Wolf shares, “I was thinking about how sometimes people get older without really maturing or learning which led to this song – ‘I’m not getting any older, I’m just getting old.’ Marcos Mena of the band Standards is a friend of a friend and played some of the guitar parts on this which was super cool.”
With a whirlwind of punk rock angst, power pop hooks, heartland sincerity, and Americana jangle, Small Calamities is gearing up to release a new full-length album, Moments of Impact, on April 9.
The Small Calamities started in 2015 as the brainchild of LA songwriter/producer Charlie Wolf. His lyrics blend a wry humor, Springsteen-esque imagery, and naked earnestness to create what reviewers have called“imagery-laden anecdotes”,”poison-tipped confessionals”, and”summertime road-trip melancholy”.
Rounded out by Christian Kalafut’s melodic driving bass lines and Hayden Parker’s booming drum beats, the band have all dedicated embarrassing amounts of time to studying the pop hook. It’s that devotion that’s given them an uncanny knack for crafting impossibly catchy earworms out of everything from uptempo skate punk to somber piano ballads. Moments of Impact trades in their previous LP’s walls of synths for more intricate guitar work, lush harmonies, and soaring strings. The band worked with Vince Ratti (The Front Bottoms, The Wonder Years, Brand New) and Kyle Black (State Champs, Paramore, New Found Glory) to craft a distinctive sound that blends their folk roots and pop-punk aspirations.