Acclaimed Los Angeles, CA Math Rock Duo standards Announce 3rd Studio LP ‘Fruit Galaxy’ Out March 22nd

Acclaimed Los Angeles, CA Math-Rock Duo


Announce 3rd Studio LP ‘Fruit Galaxy’ Out March 22

First Single + Video “Cosmos” Out Now

“The most upbeat math-rock duo you ever did hear…has the kind of breezy syncopated grooves that you can’t help but shake your butt to – and the kind of chops that you can’t help but drop your jaw to.”- Music Radar

“There’s something so delightful about the dissonance of a duo that plays intricate math rock instrumentals presenting their work with adorable cartoons of anthropomorphic fruit and Cuban bodega color schemes. Let the music speak for itself. Thank your lucky stars that Mena is using his talent to rip out playful emo-adjacent tunes rather than something evil like technical death metal or modern prog. We need him on our side.”- Paste Magazine

A fruitful combination of musical chops and catchy guitar-driven melodies; Uniquely danceable yet complex instrumental rock.

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Photo credit: Diego Guardado – Editor: Chip McCarthy

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Acclaimed Los Angeles math-rock masters standards have announced a March 22 release date for their 3rd full-length, ‘Fruit Galaxy.’

Today, the duo is unveiling the first single “Cosmos,” along with a music video for the track.

Stream “Cosmos” HERE.

Stream the music video HERE.

Pre-order ‘Fruit Galaxy’ (Digital, Vinyl, CD, Cassette) HERE.

Recently seen on the road supporting Into It. Over It and Plini, the duo is set to tour the U.S. supporting Elephant Gym (Topshelf Records) from March 1st-16th.

Buy tickets HERE

Of the new single standards’ Marcos Mena says: “We couldn’t be more excited to unveil “Cosmos”, as we feel it is our most ambitious song to date. We pushed the limits of our abilities to produce a song that we hope resonates with fans of catchy, guitar-driven music.”

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Led by guitar virtuoso, Marcos Mena, standards is a math rock duo all of its own. Rounded out by skilled drummer Moises Popa, the pair boast a fruitful combination of musical chops and catchy guitar-driven melodies which has garnished popularity among fans who laud standards for their uniquely danceable brand of complex instrumental rock. For almost five years, their instrumental compositions have captivated audiences all over the world as well as in their hometown of Los Angeles, California.

Hailed as “an interesting, new talent” by Guitar World magazine, standards continue to defy expectations of what an instrumental rock duo is capable of.

standards is endorsed by Ibanez, Fishman, Ernie Ball, & Meinl Cymbals.

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Tour Dates:

March 01, 2024 Dallas, TX, US Club Dada

March 04, 2024 Dallas, TX, US Club Dada

March 05, 2024 Mexico City, Mexico Foro Indie Rocks

March 8 2024 San Diego, CA House of Blues (Voodoo Room) SOLD OUT

March 09, 2024 Los Angeles (LA), CA, US El Rey Theatre

March 10, 2024 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall SOLD OUT

March 13, 2024 Portland, OR, US Mississippi Studios

March 15, 2024 Seattle, WA The Crocodile

March 16, 2024 Vancouver, BC, Canada Fox Cabaret SOLD OUT


What others have said about standards

“If two-piece math-rockers Standards are known for anything, it’s first and foremost for loving fruit more than any other band on the planet. Oh, and there’s also guitarist Marcos Mena’s hugely technical yet hook-heavy tap-based playing style”- Guitar World

“Los Angeles math rock duo Standards went from nothing to everything seemingly overnight. The band achieved fame across the math rock and wider music community with their string of imaginative live videos, which quickly became viral sensations.”- Fecking Bahamas

“Is Marcos Mena the best guitarist in indie rock?”- 48 Hills

“With a touch of the 80s, (“Cherry”) is a joyous outburst from the duo with vibrant synths, a masterclass in drumming and off the wall guitar playing. It’s an eclectic mixture of electronic elements and outrageous musical talent, as the band push themselves to create a level of complex musical brilliance. It’s my new addiction.”- Backseat Mafia

“The sonic equivalent of a healthy and refreshing summer salad.”- Frontrunner Magazine