Chicago’s the Bomb (featuring members of Naked Raygun and the Methadones) are teaming up with AP to bring you their new single, “Silent Fall.” The track is taken from the band’s upcoming vinyl EP, The Axis Of Awesome, which comes out March 17 on No Idea Records. (Pre-order it now.) Check it out below, and let us know your thoughts.
Drummer Mike Soucy tells the story of the track: “I wrote the lyrics about a shirt that I accidentally left at a bar in Blue Island. The title is a play on the words Island and Fall. The show was in October so go figure… I used words to describe the shirt that might also be appropriate when describing a girl. I didn't want people reading them to think I lost a shirt. Who writes a song about a shirt?? I wanted them to think I lost the love of my life on an Island. And the word Fall made it sound more dramatic, I thought. The chorus even sounded more desperate and I purposefully used the word “us” to give a more personal touch to the shirt that I no longer had in my life. It also was the first song I ever did most of the vocal melodies for. Pezzatti changed the lyrics around a bit so it’s not quite the same. The idea is still there, though. It’s a simple tale of a man who lost the coolest shirt he'd ever had.