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The Inflorescence shares music video for “Tomorrow Night”

Thanks to San Diego for giving us the Iron Butterfly, Blink-182, and Stone Temple pilots, but now he has another accolade. In 2019, a group of SD teenagers wise beyond their years, singer/guitarist Tuesday Denekas (they/them), drummer Milla Merlini (she/her) and bassist Sasha A’Hearn (she/her) , rose as the punk-pop phoenix from the ashes of their previous band to corral guitarist/vocalist Charlee Berlin (who owned but couldn’t play his instrument at first) to resurrect Denekas’ songs of heartbreak and determination, in starting with the Fluorescents with the remarkable 2020s “self-titled” EP.

Proudly calling themselves The Inflorescence, the band have found the right home with Kill Rock Stars to release their debut album Remember What I Look Like (due Summer 2022). The group faces challenges such as juggling high school and college classes, finding venues for all ages in town to play, and rejecting gender labels as they explain: “in an industry largely dominated by men, we see how undermined we are for being a no-man band, and we see how being on stage empowers alternative girls and non-binary people.”

The stunning debut album Remember What I Look Like, out June 10 on Kill Rock Stars, was crafted during quarantine and draws inspiration from the band’s inspirations including indie, punk, emo, grunge and rock. ‘alternative. Tuesday Denekas’ songs of broken and disappointed romance triumph in these infectious songs that are propelled by the thunderous drums of Milla Merlini, the steady and grounded bass of Sasha A’Hearn and the searing guitars of Charlee Berlin.

The confident nine-song album has no dull spots or wasted songs. Starting with the twisty, fast “Phantom Feelings” and the resilient, stomping “So Much of Nothing” to the start/stop drama of “Are You Sorry” and the deceptively sweet, bouncy “Last Week” and the hairpin and resilient challenge of “The Truth” to the brief respite of the title track which launches into the epic, captivating “Tomorrow Night” and the desperate grunge power of “The Button”, ending with the climax roaring from “Board Game,” It’s a rollercoaster ride of thrills and angst to strap in.

At nearly seven minutes, this bold, unforgiving song gains its length, starting with springy guitar drives from Neil Young and ending with beautiful, flowing, extended guitar solos (think Richard Thompson). The lyrics are no less captivating with the twisted desperation of “you could be / the only one I think could be the one for me” matched with a brutal request for emotional pain at the end – “do your best and look straight ahead you me and break my heart like you’ve done before.”

Watch the new music video here: