Play Guitar with The Ventures. This record went on to heavily influence Joshua’s taste in surf and rock music, with early influences like Del Shannon, Buddy Holly, and The Turtles. In high school, he discovered punk and garage rock, becoming infatuated with bands like The Buzzcocks, Pixies, Pavement and Anti-Folk legend Daniel Johnston. Feeling alienated in his New Jersey suburb, Joshua saved up and moved to New York City. There, in Manhattan's Lower East Side, he would spin wild memories into songs of rebelling, longing, and individualism.
Sun|Drones' first release, "Kill Me Baby", is one such song, born out of the missed connections and everyday frustrations of romantic life in NYC. "It's about our willingness to put ourselves through unnecessary hardship just to feel close to someone, despite the endless indications that there are no real feelings involved on either side," says Joshua.
Listen to "Kill Me Baby" below.
Premiere via Consequence of Sound.