Together Pangea have dropped their second single of 2022 with the release of “Grass,” their clamorously jubilant answer to fleeting mortality. With a tour underway, Together Pange has a local Los Angeles show date scheduled for June 3 at The Regent, as well as an Orange County date at the Observatory on June 2.
Once again, Together Pangea has managed to marry their delirium and various existential dreads within another kinetic anthem. “Grass” is a blistering rush from start to finish, one caught in the tumble and feverish rush of life. The message of the new track? Not just to slow down and smell the flowers — but to remember one day all those flowers will die.
The Los Angeles trio are just coming off the release of their fourth album DYE which arrived last year as a herald of the band’s increasingly potent splicing of their noisy garage and riotous punk rock. Like every song on that record, Together Pangea comes out swinging on “Grass.” Its jaunty acoustics and incessant melodic gallops were built specifically for raging live with — transforming whatever morbidity thinking on death might inspire amongst the crowd and band into something collectively celebratory.
And as it was an effort by lead singer/guitarist William Keegan while creating DYE to pen more songs with sing-along-like choruses, “Grass” boasts one such howler. With Danny Bengston adding his bass to the giddy guitars and Erik Jimenz giving his pummeling drum crashes, “Grass” is just another raucously hook-filled track to look forward to at one of Together Pangea’s concerts. Between the new song and the previously released “What It’s Like,” a similarly summery swinger, Together Pangea is looking to soundtrack your sweltering days with their off-kilter rollickers.
“I wrote this song shortly after a friend died. On one hand, it’s [‘Grass’] is about the gradual (but more frequent) realizations of your own mortality through aging,” Bengston said of the single. “And on the other, it’s about attempting to find comfort in knowing there is an end, and that life goes on as it did before and after we are gone.”
Together Pangea are currently on tour with a stop at The Observatory in Santa Ana on June 2, joined by The Paranoyds. The band also have a Los Angeles date at The Regent on June 3 with Tropa Magica. Visit Together Pangea’s website and Instagram to stay updated on new releases and tour announcements.