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Single Release: "(Not Your Average) Sunday Morning" by Drop Top Alibi

Check out the Toronto hard-rockers' latest track below.

Photo credits: Alfiandie Kakusuma

Toronto alt-rockers and Rock Search 2019 winners Drop Top Alibi dropped their latest track "(Not Your Average) Sunday Morning" on November 27, 2020. The band return with their signature mix of psych-rock 70s sounds and grungy 90s edge, with the vocal styles of 80s hard-rockers. Lead singer Brandon Gregory spoke about the creative process behind his band's latest single.

Photo credits: Anneille Little (Left to right: Luke Ricci, Dylan Wykes, Brandon Gregory, Jeff Cox.)

"This song started coming together on New Year’s Eve heading into 2019," said Gregory. "I was just about to head to the party and was drinking a bit at home with my guitar. I started jamming on what would be the intro, and then the main riff that follows just sort of came together. Luckily I had a voice memo just going while I was messing around! We finished the song up in time for

our summer stint after the Rock Search finals were done."

Drop Top Alibi say the lyrics on "(Not Your Average) Sunday Morning" aren't that deep.

Photo credits: Dylan Weller & Anneille Little

"Just simpler times, reminiscent of people and places," said Gregory. "It’s a very playful song, tongue-in-cheek type lyrics. Lots of good times come to mind when we play this tune."

The band recorded in Vaughn, Ontario, with Anthony Pansino of Music First Production.

"His set up was great, we were able to do drums and bass live off the floor together for beds," said Gregory. "We wanted to capture our live energy and feel with this one, so Luc and Jeff did full passes of the song, and we used the tightest one. Guitars and vocals went overtop without a click, just the drums and bass tracks. It really helped the playing feel more natural!"

DTA discovered a new way to track their instrumentals, and learned a lot about each other in the process.

Photo credits: Dylan Weller & Anneille Little

"It was a good experience for us, eventually we want to do all of our beds live off the floor together at the same time, perhaps even without a click altogether," said Gregory. "This was a good step towards that. We learned a lot about our playing with each other, and also about how we’d even be able to pull the process off from an equipment and studio perspective. This song has a lot of moving parts, and a lot of bending. Doing full takes and nailing all the bends was a bit tricky, but we got it down!"

Gregory hopes DTA's audience will find lighthearted fun in "(Not Your Average) Sunday Morning".

"I hope they think that this song was fun to listen to," said Gregory. "It’s become a staple for our live set, and we miss being able to play it!"

Upcoming gigs:

(Postponed due to COVID-19.)


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