ULTRA MAJOR recognize that sometimes the biggest energy comes from the simple things. Looking back to the rock of the 90s — with grungey, effected guitar and a steady rhythm — the four-piece bring a lineage of sounds with them into “Disaster”, which is anything but.
Ty Jontz bring whispery vocals with an edge. The effect reminds of Silversun Pickups or the quiet-loud duality of the Pixies. Meanwhile, Nicholas Tardif plays distorted guitar melodies and carves out a bridge that pops, and AJ Tobey melds the pieces together on bass.
Eric Michael Pearson not only showcases his skill on drums, but also directed the video, which moves between performance shots and stark images with a hint of the eerie. Warm orange light spills across the players, then jolts towards blue. The camera shakes, unsteady, and the sense that you should be on the edge of your seat pervades. Even if you’re tapping your foot as you sit.