Acclaimed Los Angeles, CA Math Rock Duo standards Release Energetic, Pop-Inspired New Single "Smile"

Acclaimed Los Angeles, CA Duo standards Continue To Mess With Your Perceptions About Math-Rock New LP 'Fruit Town' To Be Released July 22 on Wax Bodega Tour Announced (July 21-August 23) with Glacier Veins As Direct Support

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"hugely technical yet hook-heavy"- Guitar World "Is Marcos Mena the best guitarist in indie rock?"- 48 Hills "Feel-good math rock guitar melodies atop rolling percussion with warped rhythmic tweaks. In other words, the best type of math rock."- Fecking Bahamas "The sonic equivalent of a healthy and refreshing summer salad."- Frontrunner Magazine

Led by exuberant guitarist Marcos Mena, standards is a math rock duo all of its own. Rounded out by Cam Mitchell on drums, the pair boast a fruitful combination of musical chops and catchy guitar-driven melodies.

For almost five years, their instrumental compositions have captivated audiences all over the world as well as in their hometown of Los Angeles, California.

standards ebullient songwriting is the true source of their popularity among guitar-music fans, who laud the duo for their uniquely danceable brand of complex instrumental rock. Since the group's inception in late 2017, standards have released a series of EPs, the 2020 full-length 'Fruit Island', and have played shows with the likes of Polyphia, Covet, and Delta Sleep.

Proclaimed as "an interesting, new talent" by Guitar World Magazine, standards is poised to have their biggest year yet after signing with indie label Wax Bodega, as well as embarking on their second European tour.

The duo has just released a new single titled "Smile," with a new full-length LP 'Fruit Town' coming on July 22.

Of the track and companion music video, Marcos says, ""Smile" is an energetic, pop-inspired single full of tasteful guitars and flashy drums. Displaying melodic guitar chops and flashy drums in the center of a circular track, the video radiates the energy of a live show with the minimalistic aesthetic that standards has become known for.”

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standards has also announced dates for the 'Fruit Town Tour,' which kicks off on July 21 at San Diego, CA's Soda Bar and runs through August 24, with direct support from Glacier Veins (Equal Vision Records). See dates below. Tickets available here:

As standards enters this new chapter, there is little doubt that they will continue to defy expectations of what an instrumental rock duo is capable of.

Tour Dates Direct support from Glacier Veins 07/21/2022 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar 07/22/2022 – San Francisco, CA @ The Knockout 07/24/2022 – Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge 07/26/2022 – Austin, TX @ The Ballroom 07/27/2022 – Houston, TX @ Eighteen Ten Ojeman 07/28/2022 – New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa 07/31/2022 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade 08/01/2022 – Nashville, TN @ The End 08/03/2022 – Washington, DC @ DC9 08/04/2022 – Philadelphia, PA @ Milkboy 08/05/2022 – Brooklyn, NY @ Kingsland 08/06/2022 – New Haven, CT @ The State House 08/08/2022 – Toronto, ON @ Sneaky Dee’s 08/09/2022 – Columbus, OH @ Big Room Bar 08/10/2022 – Detroit, MI @ Sanctuary 08/11/2022 – Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen 08/12/2022 – Milwaukee, WI @ X-Ray Arcade 08/13/2022 – St. Paul, MN @ The Treasury 08/15/2022 – Fort Collins, CO @ The Coast 08/16/2022 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Loading Dock 08/18/2022 – Seattle, WA @ Vera Project 08/19/2022 – Portland, OR @ Holocene 08/21/2022 – Sacramento, CA @ Goldfield 08/24/2022 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Cid