TEST prides itself on being a band, and not a ‘project.’ The trio makes unapologetic rock music, so it makes sense that they’d also keep a strict definition of exactly who they are. It all began in a warehouse in Vernon, living off of cheap noodles and the promise of creative catharsis. After a couple of years of simultaneous incubation and growth, their new record Brain In / Brain Out is finally ready to see daylight. Before you see them perform it tonight at the Hi Hat (tickets), listen to their new single, “Bleached Hands,” exclusively below.
Intriguing imagery pairs the comfort of a warm embrace with the uncertainty of a stranger’s arms. The character holding our narrator has a loose structure, formed from stream-of-consciousness wordplay, but something about it sticks. Frontman Blake Stokes reveals more about the track:
by: Zoë Elaine