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originally published: 18.06.2022

(LONG BRANCH, NJ) is an alternative rock band from New Jersey. Malibuare about to release their debut album lenses July 1, 2022. Almost five years after forming at Monmouth University, Malibu have finally completed their landmark album. With the help of Telegraph Hill Records producer Joe Pomarico, the guys from Malibu created a ten-song album that shows a level of growth in songwriting and production that surpasses them. Dangerous Valentine EP days.

As long as it falls under the auspices of alternative rock, lenses boasts a diverse range of sounds and influences, from Phoebe Bridgers and The Killers to Neutral Milk Hotel. The previously released singles “Eventually” and “Never Ending May” are a preview of how the album changes direction between folk rock and power pop. lenses combines these influences into a uniquely homogeneous sound that contains the band’s rawest lyrics. From euphoric highs to the lowest lows, lenses shows Malibu in their true life form.

Process of creation lenses it took about three years of obsessive recording, re-recording, mixing, then erasing and starting again. The album’s instrumentation mainly consists of the three main members of Malibu: Ray Lo, Scott Buxbaum and Eric Schwartz. However, throughout the recording, a cast of over a dozen characters can be heard playing instruments ranging from mandolin to trumpet. Joe Pomarico was at the helm of the recording and mixing process throughout the journey.

On July 9, Malibu will play their release show in House of Independents (572 Cookman Avenue) in Asbury Park, New Jersey. The line also includes Fernway, Green Knuckle Material, Blaise and Imposters.

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