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ARMS streaming new song “Missing,” playing release show


Brooklyn indie rockers ARMS will release their third album Patterns on June 3 via Paper Garden (pre-order), and we’re premiering a song from it, “Missing.” Here’s main member Todd Goldstein on the new track:

I really wanted one solid “teenage anthem”-sounding tune on Patterns. My first record (Kids Aflame from 2008) had a decent one on it called “Shitty Little Disco” and I feel like I’ve been chasing that sound ever since—there’s a weird science to conjuring that happy/sad, cinematic feeling that’s simpler in theory than in practice. I think of “Missing” as a grown-ass-person’s teenage anthem. It’s about that alternately creeping/crushing sense of emotional FOMO so prevalent in the social media age that real life is happening elsewhere. The second half of the song, which is huge and noisy and cathartic and immensely satisfying to play live, is a response to the first half, which says “Nope, this is it. This is all there is. And it’s beautiful and terrible and awesome.

That’s a pretty good summary of what to expect from this song, which is the kind of poppy indie rock that’s tough to deny. Check it out below. You can also watch the video for previous single “Stellary” below.

ARMS will play an album release show on June 7 at Baby’s All Right with New Myths, Corbu and Dave Harrington (solo). Tickets are on sale now. Show flyer below.

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