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April 04/28/22, 2022
The Impliers\' Newest Single is Hypnotic and Psychedelic Dan Ingram and Charles Hartman started making music together at just 15 years old, united by a bold desire to explore the outer limits of alternately tuned guitars. The pair had an immediate intuitive connection, and hunkered down in a storage shed to home in on its avant-garde aesthetic. They emerged as Phantom Zell, a weird indie-punk band that specialized in experimenting with sounds and what an instrument was capable of doing before it sounded wrong. “We played punk shows, but we were the only band in the scene that broke the punk rules by not playing that typically fast and aggressive sound,” says Charles. By age 17, Dan and Charles’s songs were earning placements on compilations alongside diversely popular acts such as Of Montreal, Fugazi, Jawbreaker, Dillinger Escape Plan, and Converge.

Today, they are the alternative and indie rock duo, The Impliers. What hasn't changed is their desire to break out of the box and create music that's unlike anything you'll hear anywhere else. They still experiment with textured synths, electronic beats, harmonies, and oddly tuned guitars. If you listen closely, you can hear influences of Radiohead, The Beach Boys, NIN, The Beach Boys, Tame Impala, David Bowie, Sonic Youth, Depeche Mode, Blonde Redhead, Pixies, and Beck.

Their newest release, "I Promise" is the second from their upcoming album, 'cocoon.' "I Promise" has a psychedelic rock sound with a strong Pink Floyd sound. Dan says, “This is one of the first tracks we wrote for the record and highlights the indie guitar sound we formulated as teenagers within our more modern electronic, layered flavor.”

“Most relationships are loaded with promises, and the composition, tone, look and feel of the promises look different based on the situation, and especially evolve over the span of the relationship. This song tends to mirror that,” shares Dan. The promises in the song morph as the narrative unfolds. The chorus has the most synthetic sounds while the guitar is the primary instrument during the verse and bridge. It's a catchy song and rhythmically pleasing to the ear.

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