Epitaph Records has announced that indie surf rock band Ariel View have signed to their label. In celebration, the band have shared a new song “Friday Nights.”
“I wrote ‘Friday Nights’ when the relationship ended with my ex and I impulsively wrote down a list of all the times they did me wrong in our relationship,” vocalist Harmonie Martinez says about the inspiration behind the song. “The emotion in this song is honest and I feel like that’s a big reason why most of our fans can connect to it. We all go through heartbreak, betrayal, etc. It's a type of song that we can all relate to and have a person say 'someone out there has gone through the same shit that I’ve gone through' and I hope that this song helps someone just as much as it helped me,” she adds.
Growing up in Ontario, CA sisters Harmonie and Heaven Martinez have been playing music before they could walk and have been writing songs since middle school. It was when the two brought a few friends into the equation that they formed what is now a rock band they call Ariel View. With Harmonie Martinez (vocals/lead guitar), Heaven Martinez (vocals/bass), Miranda Viramontes (rhythm guitar), and Nadina Parra (drums), Ariel View have played countless DIY and club shows across Southern California. They are influenced by garage, surf, psych rock, emo, and pop-punk.
Ariel View join New Zealand indie-pop band The Beths on a West Coast run through Aug. 1.
7/23 San Diego, CA Soda Bar
7/24 Los Angeles, CA Bootleg Bar
7/25 Santa Barbara, CA SOhO Music Club
7/26 San Francisco, CA The Independent
7/27 Chico, CA Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
7/28 Sacramento, CA Harlow's
7/30 Bend, OR Volcanic Theatre Pub
7/31 Vancouver, BC The Biltmore Cabaret
8/1 Seattle, WA Chop Suey
Photo credit: Isabella Vallero