Calpurnia‘s story is how teenage rock dreams are meant to unfold: four friends, all raised on a healthy diet of The Beatles, Nirvana and David Bowie, and a deep love for their respective instruments, retreat one day to a basement and begin jamming together. They cut their teeth on some cover songs and then, with just enough confidence and a dose of adolescent enthusiasm, they write and record their own tunes. And the results are nothing short of stunning.
“It was kind of destined to be,” guitarist and vocalist Finn Wolfhard says of the almost serendipitous genesis of the rough-and-tumble Vancouver-based indie-rock foursome he formed with three of his now-closest friends. “We all just really clicked. And when I’m passionate about something,” the singer-guitarist adds of Calpurnia, who will release their self-titled debut EP on Pod/Inertia Music later this year, “I like to get it done as quickly as I can. There’s not a lot of wasting time. I love just going for it. Go big or go home.”
Today, the band has given us a taste of what is to come from their debut EP which was recorded in Chicago this past November with Twin Peaks‘ frontman Cadien Lake James serving as producer. The video for ‘City Boy‘ was directed by Josiah Marshall, bassist from Whitney, who captured the band while they were making their record.
Malcolm Craig | Drums
Ayla Tesler-Mabe | Guitar
Jack Anderson | Bass