Honoring the remastered and rerecorded edition reissue of their last year’s EP The Years, Ontario’s dream pop ambassadors unveil a brand new visual for “Quiet America.” This is the result of their recent move to indie label Sub Pop. According to band member Evan Abeele, “Quiet America” represents the progress in life thus giving the EP a complete new feel:
I tend to view Quiet America as a sort of “Hello!” to counter Lighthouse’s “Goodbye!”. A “Hello” steeped in ambivalence, and a little self-doubt, but a greeting none the less. I suppose that’s what I mean when I said the E.P. represents something else to us now. Whereas it’s initial release—set loose upon the ravenous bowels of the internet (and what ravenous bowels they are!)— was a resignation of sorts, mired in the kind of disconnection and existential angst that played a large role in defining the aughts for many. The Years now represents the idea that life can improve in the most unusual and fantastical ways if one were to open themselves to experience (something I fought tooth and nail for many years) and that, as always, music has the capacity to grow with us through the many different stages in our lives.
The Years reissue is available September 13 on Sup Pop.