Today, September 9, Buffalo based alternative rock band MIMIC released their debut single and music video “Careless.”
After taking time to write and record an EP’s worth of new music, the band collectively decided it was time to move away from Eerie Shores, their previous project. MIMIC brings a fresh new look and style, with “Careless” as the first single leading up to a debut EP.
Inspired by 2000s rock, MIMIC has the dynamic changes of Thrice, the anthemic choruses of The Goo Goo Dolls (another Buffalo native band), and the angst of Senses Fail. Together they create a strikingly tasteful blend of heavy riffs, melodic counterpoints, hook-worthy choruses, and captivating song structures within their realm of modern alternative rock.
Alex Vasiloff (vocalist/guitarist), Dan Calderone (guitarist), and James Sprecker (bassist) began their first project, Eerie Shores, at SUNY Fredonia in 2017. Upon adding Andi Pszonak (guitarist/vocalist) and Trevor Balbierz (drummer), they eventually grew out of their original sound, leading to the dissolution of Eerie Shores and the rebranded debut of MIMIC.
Their purpose for rebranding was to find a direction that was more focused and professional for their blend of alternative rock. MIMIC ironically says they are “arena-level rock music, but we still play basement shows.”
The music video for “Careless,” shot by Brett Ballachino, simultaneously captures the song’s meaning and the strong personality of MIMIC; being carefree in a world full of stress and discomfort. It’s a super fun watch, especially with a featured location being the Bayview Raceway and Golf located in Hamburg, New York. Overall, the video is a perfect representation of what this debut single means to the band.
Watch the music video below and let us know what you think in the comments!
Lead singer Alex Vasiloff sings, “Feel the rain as you walk / Don’t complain / Be careless for the day / All the pain soon will stop…”
The band shares, “Careless’ touches on learning how to be comfortable where most people aren’t. The song is about finding happiness in areas of negativity; literally seeing rain and walking into it with a smile.”
MIMIC’s debut EP is set to hit streaming sites in late 2022.