"It seems that a lot of relationships, whether it be friendly or romantic, often seem fabricated and fake and leave you feeling alone. When you finally find someone that really eliminates that loneliness you begin to realize you'd do anything to hold onto them,” says Matt Whitley of the latest single, “You’re Not There,” by Lunch Ladies, his New Jersey based dream-pop band.
This is the third single preceding the upcoming release of their debut LP, “Down On Sunset Strip,” via Good Eye Records on March 10th, 2017. "I wrote 'You're Not There' about feeling alone, even when you're surrounded by a bunch of people,” he says. The heavy application of reverb on the guitars and the soft vocal melodies compliment the aforementioned lyrical content in the way that they simultaneously induce a dreamy sense of elation and melancholy.
Check it out below!
Singer Cynthia Rittenbach exhibits a tone reminiscent of Florence And The Machine, but executed with a more gentle, beautiful fragility. Impose Magazine colorfully describes the sound, saying “…it plays like the soundtrack to some otherworldly carousel, the feature attraction at a circus in the clouds.” Lunch Ladies presents a unique blend of mildly lo-fi production and wide sound-scaping, two qualities that rarely are achieved concurrently. As WXPN’s The Key describes it, “…it hovers over the intersection of indulgence and nostalgia.”
Consisting of Matt Whitley (vocals, guitar), Cynthia Rittenbach (vocals, bass), Matt Ramiz (vocals, guitar) and Peter Gargano (drums), Lunch Ladies exhibits a spectrum of aural tendencies over the course of the seven songs on the album, as vocal lead and support duties are shared among three vocalists. Head on over to Soundcloud or Spotify and give a listen to “You’re Not There,” and keep a watchful eye for Lunch Ladies’ “Down On Sunset Strip.”
You also can catch them live on any of the following dates:
3/10 - The J House - New Brunswick, NJ (release show)
3/11 - Falafull House - Philadelphia, PA
3/26 - The Saint - Asbury Park, NJ
4/14 - Brighton Bar - Long Branch, NJ