The indie-rock band Arms Akimbo released their new single “Pitchfork” from their recent EP ‘Seven Dollar Paycheck’. The single narrates the dread that comes with finishing a tour. Featuring warm vocals and summery melodic guitars, the song taps into a vein of dramatic post-emo rock and encourages those in the music industry to never give up.
About “Pitchfork”, vocalist/guitarist Chris Kalil stated:
“I was thinking about the way that being a musician connects you with so many people while simultaneously being extremely isolating. [The song is] a letter to my band and my loved ones back home. I wanted to tell the people in my life that even though it’s not the easiest path that we’re on, it’s the right path and we’re not going to give up.”
Arms Akimbo consists of Chris Kalil (vocals/guitar), Peter Schrupp (vocals/guitar), Matt Sutton (drums), and Colin Boppell (vocals/bass). The band formed after the four met at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California and bonded over bands like Portugal.The Man, Local Natives, and Hippo Campus. After releasing their self-produced debut EP ‘Vignettes’, the band quickly found a fanbase that helped them sell out increasingly larger clubs in their hometown. Since then, they have found success touring with Walk The Moon, The Animals, and Said The Whale.
Their new EP ‘Seven Dollar Paycheck’, which includes the single “Pitchfork”, is a record that exposes the anxiety, trepidation, and wonderment in taking on an uncertain world whilst feeling barely armed for that reality. Recent praise has brought attention to this rising band and word of mouth continues to spread allowing them to gain fans along the way.