The Vernes drop new single '1994' from upcoming album 'Maybe I’ll Feel Better When I’m Dead'

The Philadelphia indie rockers share their second preview off their upcoming album 'Maybe I’ll Feel Better When I’m Dead', due out on Sept. 28.


                            The Vernes drop new single '1994' from upcoming album 'Maybe I’ll Feel Better When I’m Dead'

The Philadelphia based indie rock band The Vernes have just dropped their new single '1994'. The single is the latest offering off their debut studio album 'Maybe I’ll Feel Better When I’m Dead', due out September 28. 

A slow-burner packed with introspective lyrics and intricately wrapped melodies around triumphant guitar riffs, '1994' has been praised by Atwood Magazine as a “Manchester Orchestra-esque rock song rooted in nostalgia and the act of growing up.” Listen to the new single below via Spotify:

The album was previously teased with the titular lead single, which also came with a quirky, oddly unsettling video that told the story of a bored blue alien (who looks like a member of the  Blue Man Group lost in space) paying a strange visit to Earth. Check out the music video below.

'Maybe I’ll Feel Better When I’m Dead' was recorded and produced by Joe Michelini (American Trappist, River City Extension), following the band’s informal 2017 full-length effort, a self-titled collection of homemade EPs and singles. The Vernes have endeared themselves to a growing east coast fanbase with an off the cuff style echoing indie rock's cult success Pavement, and their live shows have been hailed by WXPN’s The Key as “not to be missed,” who also compare them to “Dr Dog in the early days.”

Conceived in the San Francisco Bay Area and realized in Philadelphia, indie rockers The Vernes are “part of the welcomed migration of talented, young artists continuing to flow into our City of Brotherly Love.” Their songs are often happy in tone though somber in content, combining singer/guitarist Matthew Gragg’s unique vocal style and introspective lyrics with touches of fuzz guitar, synth, and drum machines. The four-piece, also consisting of Fabian Mera, Cole Berggren, and Pat Degan, offer a contrast between tightly produced recordings and dynamic live performances.

This fall, The Vernes will embark upon an exclusive run of east coast dates with Peach Pit and Sun Seeker. Find the upcoming tour dates listed below.

The Vernes upcoming tour dates (w/ Peach Pit & Sun Seeker):

Oct 9 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
Oct 10 - Washington, DC - DC9
Oct 11 - Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle
Oct 12 - Boston, MA - Great Scott

Album art for The Vernes' 'Maybe I'll Feel Better When I'm Dead'. (Image Source: The Vernes)
Album art for The Vernes' 'Maybe I'll Feel Better When I'm Dead'. (Image Source: The Vernes)