Prismatics share video for ‘Outside Looking’

Prismatics press photo

Missouri-based four-piece Prismatics have announced their upcoming EP, ‘Endlessly,’ with the premiere of a Night of the Living Dead-inspired video for first single Outside Looking.

The track is a barreling opening statement, charged with Austen’s ethereal delivery that matches Stenberg and Bossi’s thrumming rhythmic build.

“Initially, I had escapism on my mind,” Austen adds. “I wanted to write a summer road trip song for those of us who have spent a lot of time living vicariously through others. When travel became impossible this year, a different perspective was born out of a real sense of physical, rather than purely emotional, isolation. Now, instead of being on the outside looking in, we are all on the inside looking out.”

Watch the video for Outside Looking via YouTube below.

Prismatics is a Missouri-based four-piece influenced by new wave, dream pop, and post punk, but still informed by modern life. Prismatics are vocalist/keyboardist Brooke Austen, guitarist/vocalist Josh Clark, bassist/vocalist Jo Bossi, and drummer Ben Stenberg. Earlier this year, the band planned to record the follow-up to their 2018 debut ‘New Emotion’ when coronavirus hit the world. 

“Much of the songwriting process began shortly before the pandemic took place,” Austen recalls. “When the time came to record, we found ourselves miles away from each other and operating remotely.”

Relying on a self-described Frankenstein’s monster of recording setups, the band had no choice but to try recording separately from their homes. They eventually formed the songs on this January’s ‘Endlessly’ EP. ‘Endlessly’ is a modern answer for the urgent, yet accessible drive of new wave legends like Siouxsie and The Banshees and Echo and The Bunnymen.

‘Endlessly’ will be out on vinyl, CD, and digitally January 15th.