Free Throw is proud to share the new single “Ocular Pat Down” with a Jez Pennington animated video that doubles as an homage to many of the venues they’ve missed playing in over the past year and a half. The sentiment is in keeping with Nashville band’s new album Piecing It Together, which finds them taking stock in what they value in life as well as some of the things taken for granted before touring life came to a crashing halt. The Will Yip (Bartees Strange, The Menzingers, Tigers Jaw) produced album is out June 25th on Triple Crown Records.
“Ocular Pat Down is a song about people who can’t seem to put others before themselves, but will always be the first to get on a fake pedestal,” says drummer Kevin Garcia, “Throughout the last year, we saw so many venues, bars, etc that have felt like second homes to us on the road and at home, suffer immensely because of the pandemic. First to close, last to open, last to get the support. We wanted to highlight some of these places in the Ocular Pat Down video and bring some attention to a few killer venues that are still very much hurting or have had to close their doors for good.”