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Mediocre Announce ‘To Know You’re Screwed’ EP Feb 15, 2023

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“They’ve gone from “playing make believe” to believing in themselves – and we’ll keep coming back around, every time.” – Audio femme


Mediocre has announced their Dangerbird Records debut EP To Know You’re Screwed, due out April 7. Originating in Los Angeles, the Boston-based rock duo Piper Torrison (She/They) and Keely Martin (She/Her) immediately get to twisting the lyrical knife with lead singleTo Know You’re Screwed is to Know a Lot. It’s a once-in-a-generation sentiment, from Socrates on down to Operation Ivy: all I know is I know nothing. An ode to procrastination met with in-your-face lyricism and edge-of-your-seat rock ‘n’ roll, the song arrives today alongside a self-directed official video via Martin’s production company Bowie Nix. The band shares, “We wanted to capture the chaotic and futile experience of running away from your own mess – literally and figuratively. Sometimes the awareness of being screwed is comforting, but sometimes ignorance is bliss.”


Click HERE to watch / share “To Know You’re Screwed is to Know a Lot” video


When you call your project Mediocre, you’re not exactly setting yourself up for success. But the duo of Martin and Torrison take their huge talents in stride, using self-deprecation to deflect from the anxiety of the spotlight. With Piper on guitar and Keely on bass with Jake Pavlica of the band Street Play on drums, Joe Reinhart of Hop Along and Algernon Cadwallader, produced, engineered, and mixed at the LA Dangerbird Studio in May 2022. The result is a punchy, catchy, pure record that seamlessly blends elements of 90s garage rock, angular post punk and brooding indie pop.

To Know You’re Screwed EP tracklist:

  1. To Know You’re Screwed is to Know a Lot
  2. Pop Song Baby
  3. Wash the Paint
  4. Tiny Toad
  5. Together Together



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Pop Song Baby – Single Mar 8, 2023


To Know You’re Screwed is to Know a Lot – Single Feb 15, 2023


To Know You’re Screwed Apr 7, 2023


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