Los Angeles punk-leaning four-piece Reckling — led by vocalist/songwriter Kelsey Reckling and rounded out by a number of LA rock alum, including drummer Max Keuhn (FIDLAR), guitarist Erik Jimenez (Together Pangea), and bassist Joey Mullen (Paramore/HalfNoise) — is back a brand new EP entitled Human Nature. To celebrate the release, the band shares the EP's focus track, "Spitter."
Speaking on "Spitter" and their new EP, Kelsey wrote:
"Each song on the EP encompasses a different feeling that I think everyone can relate to or identify with... it's human nature. 'Spitter' is literally about a girl spitting on me because she didn't like me, but more generally, it's about persevering through the difficult things in life. The song sorts through my own angry feelings that were brought on by somebody else's misdirected emotions. The underlying themes in this EP move through feelings of indecision, guilt, and regret...but writing and playing the songs are a way of finding resolution, forgiveness, and surrender."
Following their raw and scuzzy self-titled debut release in 2018, Reckling went into an actual recording studio this time around to record their still raw, but louder and more energetic EP Human Nature. The goal was to showcase how the band’s sound has evolved since their 2018 release, and to more accurately reflect how they sound during their live shows.
Released on 7” vinyl from independent label Wink and Spit Records, the digital release additionally includes a husky and raucous Bad Brains cover.