Acclaimed Los Angeles, CA Math Rock Duo standards Announces 5-Year Tour In Support of First Release

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Acclaimed Los Angeles, CA Math-Rock Duo


Announces 5-Year Tour In Support of First Release [2018’s Self-Titled EP] With Direct Support From Invalids & Via Luna

Releasing Tab Books + New Vinyl Variant Featuring All 3x EPs And New Summer Merch Lines

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

Los Angeles math-rock masters standards have announced dates for the 5-Year Tour in support of the duo’s first release (2018’s Self-Titled EP). All dates feature direct support from Invalids & Via Luna.

Buy tickets here.

Additionally, due to popular demand, standards are releasing exclusive tab books for all 3 EPs and debuting a new vinyl variant featuring the 3x EPs, along with a new line of summer merch.

Buy the tab books here.

Buy the vinyl here.

Grab the new summer merch line here.

standards’ Marcos Mena says, “I’m so excited to release all of our EPs in one vinyl. Our EPs are some of the most popular and oldest releases so I’m happy to put all of them into one vinyl and one tab book! I’m also excited to play our first EP in full on our upcoming July tour, it’ll be fun to play both old and new material for our fans across the country.”

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Led by exuberant guitarist Marcos Mena, standards is a math rock duo all of its own. Rounded out by Moises Popa on drums, 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 are on the verge of having their biggest year yet. As the band enters this new chapter, there is little doubt that they will continue to defy expectations of what an instrumental rock duo is capable of.

standards have also recently announced an official/exclusive endorsement deal with Ibanez.

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Tour Dates

07/02/23 – Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad^

07/03/23 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Resonant Head^

07/05/23 – Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen*

07/06/23 – Cleveland, OH @ Mahall’s Apartment*

07/07/23 – Buffalo, NY @ Rec Room*

07/08/23 – Toronto, ON @ Sneaky Dee’s*

07/09/23 – Montreal, QC @ Casa Del Popolo*

07/10/23 – Boston, MA @ Deep Cuts*

07/11/23 – East Haven, CT @ The Beeracks*

07/12/23 – Brooklyn, NY @ Kingsland*

07/13/23 – Washington, DC @ Comet Ping Pong*

07/15/23 – Atlanta, GA @ 529*

07/17/23 – Dallas, TX @ Three Links%

07/18/23 – Austin, TX @ Come and Take It Live%

07/20/23 – Las Vegas, NV @ Griffin%

07/21/23 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar%

07/22/23 – Los Angeles, CA @ Knitting Factory NOHO%

* w/ Invalids

% w/ Via Luna

^ w/ Chase Petra


What others have said about standards

“Fruit Town throws down impossible guitar lines like nobody’s business, and Mena’s production sets the stage in bigger, bolder ways…There’s an unmistakable sincerity in every corner of Fruit Town, resulting in our favorite standards release to date.” – 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

“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

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