News Wire: Math Rock Duo standards releases "Big Bad" the next single off their upcoming 3rd Studio LP 'Fruit Galaxy'-- out March 22

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The Math Rock Duo standards Unveils "Big Bad" as the Latest Single From Their Upcoming Third Studio Album, 'Fruit Galaxy,' Scheduled for Release on Ma



The Math Rock Duo standards Unveils "Big Bad" as the Latest Single From Their Upcoming Third Studio Album, 'Fruit Galaxy,' Scheduled for Release on March 22.

"A fruitful combination of musical chops and catchy guitar-driven melodies; Uniquely danceable yet complex instrumental rock."

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Photo credit: Diego Guardado - Editor: Chip McCarthy

Acclaimed Los Angeles math-rock masters standards have unveiled "Big Bad," the second single off their upcoming 3rd studio album, 'Fruit Galaxy', out March 22.

standards' Marcos Mena said, “Big Bad is a song that makes you want to go wild. We wanted to mix technicality with catchiness to create a fun and short song that would be stuck in your head all day, regardless of the fact that there aren’t any vocals except for video game samples!”

Stream "Big Bad" HERE.

Watch the music video HERE.

Pre-order 'Fruit Galaxy' (Digital, Vinyl, CD, Cassette) HERE.

standards is set to tour the U.S. supporting Elephant Gym (Topshelf Records) from March 1st-16th.

Buy tickets HERE

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Watch the Video Here


Led by guitar virtuoso, Marcos Mena, standards is a math rock duo all of its own. Rounded out by skilled drummer Moises Popa, the pair boast a fruitful combination of musical chops and catchy guitar-driven melodies which has garnished popularity among fans who laud standards for their uniquely danceable brand of complex instrumental rock. For almost five years, their instrumental compositions have captivated audiences all over the world as well as in their hometown of Los Angeles, California.

Hailed as "an interesting, new talent" by Guitar World magazine, standards continue to defy expectations of what an instrumental rock duo is capable of.

standards is endorsed by Ibanez, Fishman, Ernie Ball, & Meinl Cymbals.


Tour Dates:

March 01, 2024 Dallas, TX, US Club Dada

March 04, 2024 Dallas, TX, US Club Dada

March 05, 2024 Mexico City, Mexico Foro Indie Rocks

March 8 2024 San Diego, CA House of Blues (Voodoo Room) SOLD OUT

March 09, 2024 Los Angeles (LA), CA, US El Rey Theatre

March 10, 2024 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall SOLD OUT

March 13, 2024 Portland, OR, US Mississippi Studios

March 15, 2024 Seattle, WA The Crocodile

March 16, 2024 Vancouver, BC, Canada Fox Cabaret SOLD OUT


What others have said about standards

"The most upbeat math-rock duo you ever did hear...has the kind of breezy syncopated grooves that you can’t help but shake your butt to - and the kind of chops that you can’t help but drop your jaw to."- Music Radar

"There’s something so delightful about the dissonance of a duo that plays intricate math rock instrumentals presenting their work with adorable cartoons of anthropomorphic fruit and Cuban bodega color schemes. Let the music speak for itself. Thank your lucky stars that Mena is using his talent to rip out playful emo-adjacent tunes rather than something evil like technical death metal or modern prog. We need him on our side."- Paste Magazine

“If two-piece math-rockers Standards are known for anything, it’s first and foremost for loving fruit more than any other band on the planet. Oh, and there’s also guitarist Marcos Mena’s hugely technical yet hook-heavy tap-based playing style"- Guitar World

“Los Angeles math rock duo Standards went from nothing to everything seemingly overnight. The band achieved fame across the math rock and wider music community with their string of imaginative live videos, which quickly became viral sensations.”- Fecking Bahamas

"Is Marcos Mena the best guitarist in indie rock?"- 48 Hills

"With a touch of the 80s, ("Cherry") is a joyous outburst from the duo with vibrant synths, a masterclass in drumming and off the wall guitar playing. It’s an eclectic mixture of electronic elements and outrageous musical talent, as the band push themselves to create a level of complex musical brilliance. It’s my new addiction."- Backseat Mafia

"The sonic equivalent of a healthy and refreshing summer salad."- Frontrunner Magazine

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