DMV-native indie-rock band Back to Yours is back with their first record since 2020, “It’s Dangerous at Home.”
Back to Yours is committed to making rock music accessible for all music fans, and their newest album achieves this through their alt rock sound. Being students at Georgetown University together, Aiden Jones (bass), Bryce Kassalow (vocals, guitar), Daniel Luttway (vocals, keys), Jiaan Mansuri (drums), and Tommy Levin (guitar), formed the band in Spring 2018. They started by playing Beatles covers in backyards, but have since been playing their original music in venues up and down the East coast. The band’s debut album “Where Are We Going”
“It’s Dangerous at Home” is an easy-to-listen-to rock album that still manages to explore themes of early adulthood, like isolation, identity, and intimate relationships. Featuring 13 songs, Back to Yours illustrates their growth and maturity throughout the album.
The album opens with “I Must Be Confused,” which features cool harmonies and an easy-going melody. Another standout from the album is “Cotton Candy Mustard Cake;” the last single for the album, this song is an acoustic love song and perfect for any summertime sunset. “Ira in the Well”, a personal favorite, is more of a rock-ballad that discusses the complexity of isolation when trying to develop identity. The album as a whole feels cohesive and mature, as well as a perfect beginning for anyone interested in getting into rock music.
“It’s Dangerous at Home” is available today on major streaming platforms like YouTube, Spotify, and Apple Music.
Margaret Adams is a Psychology major and Rhetoric and Writing minor at The Catholic University of America from New Orleans, Louisiana. In addition to her work with Alchemical, she writes for CUA’s student newspaper, The Tower, and has recently been named Quill Editor. She enjoys reading, writing, and looking at pictures of her dog, Bella.
Queer duo Witch Weather discuss new album and the influence of the DMV on their sound.
Philadelphia-based queer punks Witch Weather have a message for anyone who feels hopeless and worthless: you are not alone. With an irresistible sound that draws from 80’s goth and lo-fi grunge, the indie duo wears their heart on their sleeve, giving voice to complex emotions that many would opt to suppress in the recesses of their minds.
Join Alchemical Records as they connect with Witch Weather to discuss the band’s new self-titled album, their search for a sense of belonging as members of the queer community, the important element that keeps the duo’s creative bond strong, and the influence of the DMV on their sound.