MAY 1, 2020 – LOS ANGELES, CA – After years of anticipation, alt-rockers The Wrecks have finally released their debut full-length Infinitely Ordinary today via Big Noise. Made up of 8 honest tracks that fully encompass the Los Angeles-based quartet’s desire for perfection that is anything but ordinary, this album is the culmination of over two years of hard work.
“We’ve re-written and re-recorded [the record] two and a half times,” shares vocalist/producer Nick Anderson. “In that time, I started producing for other bands and artists. I expanded my repertoire and skill set, and was able to introduce some of those elements into our own music.” In addition to this, Anderson listened to a wide range of artists that turned into the album’s influences: Grouplove and Cage the Elephant were mainstays, as well as classics such as Pulp and New Order. All of this made for an eclectic range of input into the new record—but to Anderson, it was the only way it made sense. “We made a greatest hits compilation of our writing from the last two years,” he says, “and that’s what the album is.”
Led by Anderson and rounded out by Aaron Kelley (bass), Nick “Schmizz” Schmidt (guitar) and Billy Nally (drums), The Wrecks have created an album that jumps from the anxiety-inducing “Freaking Out” to the self-sabotage anthem “Fvck Somebody”, the heart-pounding “Out Of Style,” to the introspective ballads title track – and throughout it all, Anderson had one goal in mind. “Music has to be honest for me, before anything else,” he says. “All of our songs are through stories, the anecdotes all happened—that’s the only way I know how to write something that feels impactful.”
“We’ve been talking about releasing this album for so long that I think I’m ready for the songs to do the talking now,” shares Anderson on the excitement surrounding today’s release. “Thankfully, we have the most patient, impatient fanbase ever and they’ve stuck with us all the way up to this moment. I am so proud of what we’ve made here, and I’m proud to call Infinitely Ordinary our debut album.”
Infinitely Ordinary Track Listing
1. Freaking Out
2. Feels So Nice
3. Out Of Style
4. Fvck Somebody
6. We All Get Lonely
7. This Life I Have
8. Infinitely Ordinary
Fans order exclusive merch bundles as well as stream Infinitely Ordinary via Big Noise today at https://thewrecks.ffm.to/infinitelyordinary. Exclusive vinyl variants are also available for pre-order and will be hand-signed by the band.
Although there isn’t an opportunity for fans to hear these songs live at shows and festivals right now, a festival will come to them later this month. LA-based alt-rockers The Wrecks will be taking the stage at the upcoming Block by Blockwest Festival on May 16th. They will enter the world of Minecraft along with other incredible artists like Pussy Riot, Citizen, Magdalena Bay, Nothing, Nowhere., Hunny, Fever 333, Oliver Francis, Courier Club, The Polar Boys, Deal Casino, Heart Attack Man, Sir Sly, Wicca Phase Springs Eternal and more to deliver a one of a kind virtual festival set for attendees. Festival proceeds will go to the Coronavirus Emergency Response Fund. For fans that don’t play Minecraft, they’ll also be able to stream sets from the festival’s website.
“Missing tour is very similar to feeling homesick,” shares front man Nick Anderson. “We’re grateful that BXBW put together an event that allows us to perform on a virtual festival stage and actual see the crowd. I’m excited to walk around and check out the art and merch, as well as listen to what other artists have put together for the event.”
The Wrecks formed in 2015 in Thousand Oaks, CA. With heavy influences from The Pixies, The Strokes, and Weezer, they snuck into a recording studio to self-produce their debut EP, We Are The Wrecks. The group’s 2018 follow-up, Panic Vertigo, earned similar acclaim, with Ones To Watch hailing the four-piece as “indie rock’s best kept-secret” and Billboard calling them “as authentic and honest as possible.” Since then, the band has secured a number of nationwide tours while opening for bands such as Nothing But Thieves, Silversun Pickups, The Struts, New Politics, Paramore, and All Time Low.