Because “The Fix” is a song of personal struggle and resilience, it feels special to watch the creators, Earthquake Lights, perform it live. Earthquake Lights are a five-piece band that hail from Rochester but currently reside in Brooklyn, and as they gear up for the release of their new album, Distress Signals, they want to bring a gem from their past into the light.
“The Fix” was released on the band’s 2012 EP Bangups & Hangups and this intimate studio performance gives the track a new life: there is something special here. All the intricacies and the subtleties of the music are brought to life in the clip, and the passionate delivery from vocalist Myles Rodenhouse ties the feeling together. The bass thrums a groove into the track as the percussion takes a simple — though central — role. With a flourish of keys and a melody that hooks you slowly, “The Fix” is a track that comforts as much as it perseveres.
Distress Signals will be an album centred around themes of the sea, and brings influences from Beck, The Who, and Radiohead together in a uniquely Earthquake Lights style. To hear more about the release as you wait, you can find the band on their website, BandCamp, and Facebook page. You can also follow them on Twitter.