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Standards Debuts New Album’s Second Single, Video

Feb. 16 — Independent rock duo Standards premiered its latest single and video over the weekend.

The duo — Marcos Mena and Cam Mitchell — unveiled its new single, ‘Big Bad‘ and the song’s companion video Friday. The second single from the band’s forthcoming album, Fruit Galaxy, it came less than a month after the duo premiered the record’s lead single, ‘Cosmos.’

Both singles are instrumental compositions. Where ‘Cosmos’ blends technicality with some very in-depth melodic elements, ‘Big Bad’ presents more of a funky approach. To a point, the approach taken here can be likened somewhat to works from the likes of Joe Satriani.

Mena talked briefly about the new composition in a prepared statement.

“’Big Bad’ is a song that makes you want to go wild,” Mena said. “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!”

Speaking of video games, the video for the new single finds the duo performing its single in an arcade. The arcade is lined with games and even the little ghosts from Pac-Man on the walls.

In other news, Standards will serve as support for Elephant Gym on its upcoming North American headlining tour beginning March 1 in Dallas, TX. The bands’ run together is scheduled to run through March 16 in Vancouver, BC and includes stops across California and the Pacific Northwest.

The tour’s schedule is noted below:

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

More information on Standards’ new album, single, video and tour is available along with all of the band’s latest news at: