Los Angeles-based math rock duo, standards, gets fans ready for a five-year tour with the release of a new vinyl that features all their EPs in one vinyl. Standards performs at Comet Ping Pong on July 13, 2023.
Led by Marco Mena on guitar and Moises Popa on drums, standards has been releasing complex instrumentations since their debut in 2018 with their self-titled EP. The five-year tour will be supported by the bands Invalids and Via Luna. Along with the new vinyl, the duo is releasing tab books for all their EPs. The vinyl will include EPs “Standards”, “Friends”, and “Yum !!”
“Our EPs are some of the most popular and oldest releases so I’m happy to put all of them into one vinyl and one tab book,” said Marcos Mena of standards. “I’m also excited to play our first EP in full on our upcoming July tour, it’ll be fun to play both old and new material for our fans across the country.”
Check out standards’ music available now on major streaming platforms like YouTube, Spotify, Apple Music, and SoundCloud. You can get tickets to standards’ tour, which includes a stop at Comet Ping Pong on July 13, here. Don’t forget to grab the vinyl here.
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.
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