Combining the caffeinated acrobatics of fourth-wave emo with the high stakes of 2000s pop punk and indie-rock, Sweet Pill has mellowed an approach to what could be otherwise labeled cloying and overstaying its welcome. It’s time to get lost in what’s here instead.
To give you a taste of whats to come on December 6th, check out “Nephew” from their Lost In It EP.
Lead guitar and rhythm guitar hit in the perfect reminiscent way that you would expect from a Midwestern indie band, it’s the classic sound of bands that started it in the beginning like Cap’n Jazz or Jazz June, this has a very mid 90’s Tim Kinsella rhythmic vibe that has been lost for about a decade but has found its way back into the scene. Vocals are mixed very well and the drums sections are bright and full. Very fun to listen to and upbeat. Definitely worth checking out!
Lost in It, Sweet Pill’s debut EP was entirely self-produced and self-made, and made enough of a splash to land the young outfit SXSW slots and an East Coast following. This offering is tailor-made for Zayna Youssef’s prismatic vocal range, through which she soars defiantly away from naysayers (“Nephew”) but also searches for acceptance (“‘Til It’s Gone”). Her bandmates color in this push and pull, littering the struggle with Chris Kearney’s erratic drums (“Best of Me”) and glittering, danceable bridges (“Doubt”).
On December 6, 2019, Sweet Pill returns with two brand new songs, “Miss This” and “Tell Me,” which marks their debut release with Know Hope Records. These new tracks, engineered and produced by Eric McNelis at The Gradwell House, show off the distinct differences between surrendering control and controlling how or if you surrender anything at all. Sweet Pill enjoys hanging in the balance between autonomy and adversity—it’s where their gymnastic indie goes down smoothest.Sweet Pill will be closing out 2019 supporting Tigers Jaw and Oso Oso, along with twentythreenineteen and Typopro, at Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ.