Innerlove./American Beauty - Split 7" [EP]

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Side A features “Murder” and “Walked On” by Innerlove. The tracks were produced in Upstate, NY at Two Worlds Studio by Billy Mannino (Bigger Better Sun, Oso Oso). They express the emotional toll that toxic relationships can have on a person. Side B features a re-recorded version of American Beauty‘s 2018 song “Stage Fright” and a new track entitled, “Dinner At Dorsia”.

New Jersey’s American Beauty, who describe themselves as “emo salad with a side of light math rock dressing,” have teamed up with Long Island’s Innerlove. for a split 7′′ out later this summer. Today they’ve released the lead singles, “Stage Fright” and “Murder.”

American Beauty’s “Stage Fright” quickly catapults into a grandiose pop-punk anthem after a glowing intro. It’s great for the summer, in a similar way to a lot of Origami Angel’s Gami Gang songs are, and it contrasts interestingly with Innerlove.’s “Murder,” a much slower, more defeated emo track with an intensely depressing and mysterious hook: “I hate that I let you get away with murder.” –Danielle Chelosky (Stereogum)