ME REX Announce ‘Pterodactyl’ EP, Unveil New Single ‘Never Graduate’

    ME REX have announced a new EP called Pterodactyl, sharing the new single ‘Never Graduate’. The EP arrives February 4, 2022 via Big Scary Monsters. Check out ‘Never Graduate’ below.

    “’Never Graduate’ is about the fear felt while moving into a new phase of life,” lead singer and principal songwriter Myles McCabe explained in a statement. “The feeling of unreadiness for inevitable change. Relationships that are shifting from simple circumstantial bonds to obligations of structured support. Hesitancy to move onto something new at the cost of the exclusion of all other possible futures.”

    ME REX released their first EPs as a band, Triceratops/Stegosaurus, in 2020, followed by their debut album Megabear, a collection of 52 short tracks intended to be played in shuffle mode. “‘Pterodactyl’, while sticking to traditional song structures, very much picks up where the EPs left off,” McCabe said. “It includes the first songs that I knew I wouldn’t be able to play live by myself. While I have done solo versions of ‘Skin, it Itches’ and ‘Never Graduate’, I wanted to embrace parts of the full band set up that wouldn’t have been possible in a solo show.”

    He added: “Pterodactyl is more complex technically and musically than any of the previous records, from the 10/8 time signature on ‘Never Graduate’, to the tapping guitar on ‘Skin’, it itches’, to the musical theatre inspired dynamics of ‘Giant Giant’. The songs explore the need for change, through personal growth, decay, or the apocalypse.”

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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