Billing themselves as the tallest band in Los Angeles, the trio in Compress Collide craft the kind of urgent, power-pop-punk that gets you raging as much as it puts a fire in your belly. Their new single, “Oh No,” the second to be released in anticipation of their debut EP, is a bleak rocker that mixes some punk angst with the not-so hyperbolic reality of global warming-related wildfires burning all of L.A. Formed by touring members of ska band Save Ferris, Adam Bones, Nate Light, and Brad Dickert came together late last year to piece together Compress Collide’s first single, “I Don’t Belong Here.”
Like the single before it “Oh No,” between its thrashing melodics and anxious wailing, grasps at the existential dread of this day and age—putting into stark clarity the realization that apocalyptic imaginings aren’t so far-fetched. And yet if you had to make a playlist for riding the fires into world’s end—Compress Collide would surely be on it.
“LA has finally decided to burn to the ground. The angels told us all to run before the sun went down.”
Stream Compress Collide’s new single “Oh No”
Compress Collide have some local LA dates coming up including shows at The Viper Room and Old Town Pub in Pasadena. Check out their upcoming gigs below and keep an eye out for Compress Collide’s debut EP due for release in October.