The Small Calamities - Moments of Impact
“Moments of Impact trades in Small Calamities previously established walls of synth for some more intricate guitar work, harmonies and even soaring strings.” – SUBSTREAM MAGAZINE
On the new album, lead vocalist Charlie Wolf shares, “We wanted to make an album that really blended our folk roots with our punk/emo influences and create something a bit more timeless sounding than our synth-heavy previous LP. We worked closely with Vince Ratti (The Front Bottoms, The Wonder Years, Spanish Love Song) and Kyle Black (Paramore, State Champs) who really helped us hone in on a unique sound for this record.”
Prior to today’s release, Small Calamities shared singles “Fairy Lights,” “Mission Street,” “Violin Concerto In The Key Of Crippling Regret,” “Tabs (I Hope You Get The Plague),” and “Waste My Time,” all of which gained the attention of sites like Under The Radar, Loudwire, and many others.
A whirlwind of punk rock angst, power pop hooks, heartland sincerity, and Americana jangle, The Small Calamities started in 2015 as the brainchild of LA songwriter/producer Charlie Wolf. His lyrics blend a wry humor, Springsteen-esque imagery, and naked earnestness to create what reviewers have called “imagery-laden anecdotes”, “poison-tipped confessionals”, and “summertime road-trip melancholy.”
Rounded out by Christian Kalafut’s melodic driving basslines and Hayden Parker’s booming drum beats, the band have all dedicated embarrassing amounts of time to studying the pop hook. It’s that devotion that’s given them an uncanny knack for creating impossibly catchy earworms out of everything from uptempo skate punk to somber piano ballads.
Their music can be heard on college radio stations, Spotify playlists, and car stereos across the country. Smash Mouth follows them on Twitter.