On Friday, August 25th, Neo-Psychedelia outfit -- INNER WAVE -- will release their highly anticipated sophomore album, Underwater Pipe Dreams. Coming off of a successful West Coast tour with fellow indie rockers, Hot Flash Heat Wave, INNER WAVE has steadily grown their fan base, playing to sold out crowds including in their hometown of Los Angeles. What makes this record so exciting is their unique blend of chilled out synth-rock with Latin infused hip-hop rhythms. Definitely a product of the neighborhood of Inglewood, the band is true to their roots and has found away to authentically integrate hip-hop into an indie rock sound.
Songwriter, Pablo Sotelo says of the new album: "Underwater Pipe Dreams was a name that initially came up as a joke, but the more I saw those words together the more I liked it. Underwater is a nod to Lil Ugly Mane’s Underwater Tank song that was released in 2014. Pipe dream is a phrase that means an unattainable or fanciful hope or scheme. A fantasy something that will most likely never happen. That is how I felt about a lot of things during the making of this album. Whether it was a relationship I was in that was on the verge of ending, my future career in music and the uncertainty of it, the outcome of all these plans I wanted to see through (including finishing the album) felt like a long-shot."
Luckily, through time and perseverance, the band completed the record this past Spring. This new effort is a follow-up to the band's 2014 debut Sun Transmission.