Music

Free Throw release video for "Today Is Especially Delicious"

April 10, 2019

If you want to help spread the word about Free Throw, first and foremost–– thank you!
Please contact me at
jamie@noearbuds.com

One of the first songs that jumped out at me when I listened to the new Free Throw album for the first time was "Today Is Especially Delicious," the single they released earlier this month.

In a lengthy foreword to the record, vocalist Cory Castro opens up about his vices for the first time, holding himself accountable so that he can finally move forward. The entire first part of What’s Past Is Prologue outlines a lot of the details behind what Cory’s talking about when he says things like “I’m still rinsing away the residue of self-contempt that lingers.”



It’s not until about halfway through the album that his whole story hits a major turning point with “Today Is Especially Delicious.” It feels climactic because it is; for the first time, in between symbolic routines and bouts of “drinking for breakfast,” Castro asks himself the real, hard-hitting question: “is this what I had planned for my life?” Spoiler alert: it’s not.

The video, released last week, takes a more metaphorical approach to telling this story, using bright colors and fruit to represent the way Cory used to live his life; his happiness and mood nearly completely reliant on access to his vices.

“Today Is Especially Delicious” is, in my opinion, one of the strongest Free Throw tracks to be released yet. The band effortlessly builds and builds momentum until Cory has that light-bulb revelation, while the touch of noodly guitars and gang vocals give the track an almost-quirky, colorful feel right from the jump. The instrumentation itself practically lifts Castro up out of the void, and for the remainder of What’s Past Is Prologue, he’s on the other side, looking back to learn but focused on the future.

What's Past Is Prologue comes out this Friday on Triple Crown Records.

MAR 27 - Raleigh, NC @ Kings
MAR 28 - Richmond, VA @ Richmond Music Hall
MAR 29 - Amityville, NY @ Revolution
MAR 30 - Hamden, CT @ Space Ballroom
MAR 31 - Providence, RI @ The Met
APR 2 - Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall
APR 3 - Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
APR 4 - Portsmouth, NH @ The Press Room
APR 5 - Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz PDB
APR 6 - Ottawa, ON @ The 27 Club
APR 7 - London, ON @ Rumrunner's
APR 8 - Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place
APR 10 - Newport, KY @ The Southgate House Revival
APR 11 - St Louis, MO @ Old Rock House
APR 12 - Bloomington, IL @ The Castle Theatre
APR 13 - Iowa City, IA @ Blue Moose
APR 18 - Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall
APR 19 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Loft at The Chance
APR 21 - Worcester MA @ Palladium Upstairs
APR 23 - Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bazaar
APR 24 - Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club Lounge
APR 25 - Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery
APR 26 - Virginia Beach, VA @ The Bunker
APR 27 - Charlotte, NC @ Ames Southend
APR 28 - Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern
APR 30 - Jacksonville, FL @ 1904 Music Hall
MAY 1 - Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
MAY 2 - Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups
MAY 3 - Milwaukee, WI @ Back Room at Colectivo
MAY 5 - Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
MAY 6 - Burnsville, MN @ The Garage
MAY 8 - Grand Rapids, MI @ The Stache
MAY 9 - Indianapolis, IN @ The Hoosier Dome
MAY 10 - Toledo, OH @ Frankie's
MAY 11 - Lakewood, OH @ Mahall's

Music

Free Throw release video for "Today Is Especially Delicious"

April 10, 2019

If you want to help spread the word about Free Throw, first and foremost–– thank you!
Please contact me at
jamie@noearbuds.com

One of the first songs that jumped out at me when I listened to the new Free Throw album for the first time was "Today Is Especially Delicious," the single they released earlier this month.

In a lengthy foreword to the record, vocalist Cory Castro opens up about his vices for the first time, holding himself accountable so that he can finally move forward. The entire first part of What’s Past Is Prologue outlines a lot of the details behind what Cory’s talking about when he says things like “I’m still rinsing away the residue of self-contempt that lingers.”



It’s not until about halfway through the album that his whole story hits a major turning point with “Today Is Especially Delicious.” It feels climactic because it is; for the first time, in between symbolic routines and bouts of “drinking for breakfast,” Castro asks himself the real, hard-hitting question: “is this what I had planned for my life?” Spoiler alert: it’s not.

The video, released last week, takes a more metaphorical approach to telling this story, using bright colors and fruit to represent the way Cory used to live his life; his happiness and mood nearly completely reliant on access to his vices.

“Today Is Especially Delicious” is, in my opinion, one of the strongest Free Throw tracks to be released yet. The band effortlessly builds and builds momentum until Cory has that light-bulb revelation, while the touch of noodly guitars and gang vocals give the track an almost-quirky, colorful feel right from the jump. The instrumentation itself practically lifts Castro up out of the void, and for the remainder of What’s Past Is Prologue, he’s on the other side, looking back to learn but focused on the future.

What's Past Is Prologue comes out this Friday on Triple Crown Records.

MAR 27 - Raleigh, NC @ Kings
MAR 28 - Richmond, VA @ Richmond Music Hall
MAR 29 - Amityville, NY @ Revolution
MAR 30 - Hamden, CT @ Space Ballroom
MAR 31 - Providence, RI @ The Met
APR 2 - Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall
APR 3 - Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
APR 4 - Portsmouth, NH @ The Press Room
APR 5 - Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz PDB
APR 6 - Ottawa, ON @ The 27 Club
APR 7 - London, ON @ Rumrunner's
APR 8 - Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place
APR 10 - Newport, KY @ The Southgate House Revival
APR 11 - St Louis, MO @ Old Rock House
APR 12 - Bloomington, IL @ The Castle Theatre
APR 13 - Iowa City, IA @ Blue Moose
APR 18 - Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall
APR 19 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Loft at The Chance
APR 21 - Worcester MA @ Palladium Upstairs
APR 23 - Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bazaar
APR 24 - Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club Lounge
APR 25 - Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery
APR 26 - Virginia Beach, VA @ The Bunker
APR 27 - Charlotte, NC @ Ames Southend
APR 28 - Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern
APR 30 - Jacksonville, FL @ 1904 Music Hall
MAY 1 - Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
MAY 2 - Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups
MAY 3 - Milwaukee, WI @ Back Room at Colectivo
MAY 5 - Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
MAY 6 - Burnsville, MN @ The Garage
MAY 8 - Grand Rapids, MI @ The Stache
MAY 9 - Indianapolis, IN @ The Hoosier Dome
MAY 10 - Toledo, OH @ Frankie's
MAY 11 - Lakewood, OH @ Mahall's

Music

Free Throw release video for "Today Is Especially Delicious"

April 10, 2019

If you want to help spread the word about Free Throw, first and foremost–– thank you!
Please contact me at
jamie@noearbuds.com

One of the first songs that jumped out at me when I listened to the new Free Throw album for the first time was "Today Is Especially Delicious," the single they released earlier this month.

In a lengthy foreword to the record, vocalist Cory Castro opens up about his vices for the first time, holding himself accountable so that he can finally move forward. The entire first part of What’s Past Is Prologue outlines a lot of the details behind what Cory’s talking about when he says things like “I’m still rinsing away the residue of self-contempt that lingers.”



It’s not until about halfway through the album that his whole story hits a major turning point with “Today Is Especially Delicious.” It feels climactic because it is; for the first time, in between symbolic routines and bouts of “drinking for breakfast,” Castro asks himself the real, hard-hitting question: “is this what I had planned for my life?” Spoiler alert: it’s not.

The video, released last week, takes a more metaphorical approach to telling this story, using bright colors and fruit to represent the way Cory used to live his life; his happiness and mood nearly completely reliant on access to his vices.

“Today Is Especially Delicious” is, in my opinion, one of the strongest Free Throw tracks to be released yet. The band effortlessly builds and builds momentum until Cory has that light-bulb revelation, while the touch of noodly guitars and gang vocals give the track an almost-quirky, colorful feel right from the jump. The instrumentation itself practically lifts Castro up out of the void, and for the remainder of What’s Past Is Prologue, he’s on the other side, looking back to learn but focused on the future.

What's Past Is Prologue comes out this Friday on Triple Crown Records.

MAR 27 - Raleigh, NC @ Kings
MAR 28 - Richmond, VA @ Richmond Music Hall
MAR 29 - Amityville, NY @ Revolution
MAR 30 - Hamden, CT @ Space Ballroom
MAR 31 - Providence, RI @ The Met
APR 2 - Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall
APR 3 - Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
APR 4 - Portsmouth, NH @ The Press Room
APR 5 - Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz PDB
APR 6 - Ottawa, ON @ The 27 Club
APR 7 - London, ON @ Rumrunner's
APR 8 - Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place
APR 10 - Newport, KY @ The Southgate House Revival
APR 11 - St Louis, MO @ Old Rock House
APR 12 - Bloomington, IL @ The Castle Theatre
APR 13 - Iowa City, IA @ Blue Moose
APR 18 - Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall
APR 19 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Loft at The Chance
APR 21 - Worcester MA @ Palladium Upstairs
APR 23 - Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bazaar
APR 24 - Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club Lounge
APR 25 - Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery
APR 26 - Virginia Beach, VA @ The Bunker
APR 27 - Charlotte, NC @ Ames Southend
APR 28 - Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern
APR 30 - Jacksonville, FL @ 1904 Music Hall
MAY 1 - Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
MAY 2 - Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups
MAY 3 - Milwaukee, WI @ Back Room at Colectivo
MAY 5 - Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
MAY 6 - Burnsville, MN @ The Garage
MAY 8 - Grand Rapids, MI @ The Stache
MAY 9 - Indianapolis, IN @ The Hoosier Dome
MAY 10 - Toledo, OH @ Frankie's
MAY 11 - Lakewood, OH @ Mahall's