Growing up means never having the answers, even when you think you have them. Top Bunk, the Bay Area's newest export, lay that frustration all out on the table in their debut single, "Figure It Out." With a killer electric guitar lick and bubbly chorus, Top Bunk bring an air of lightness to life's cycles of messing shit up, patching shit up, and messing it all up again.
"'Figure It Out' is our attempt at making a song that would fit nicely into the soundtrack for High Fidelity," Top Bunk's vocalist Petro A.P. says. “It’s about exploring old relationships, finding patterns, and, ultimately, deciding to relinquish control and just embrace the ride."
And what a ride it is. Listen to it and get to know your newest band crush, below.
What are you most proud of so far in terms of your career?
The baseline in "Figure It Out."
What famous person dead or living do most wish you could have as a roommate?
Darth Vader because he’s a bad boy.
What is your favorite driving music?
"Toxicity" by System of a Down, top to bottom.
Whose career would you most like to emulate?
The Gorillaz. The way Damon [Albarn] and Jamie [Hewlett] have melded music, art, and storytelling is groundbreaking.
What’s your favorite place to write music?
The Hotel London, baby.
Describe your aesthetic in three words.
Leather studded camo.
If you had to wear one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be, and why?
Leather studded camo! 'Cause we’re bad and you’ll never see us coming.
If you had to live in a past time, what do you think would be the most fun era and why?
Either the Jurassic or Cretaceous periods because dinosaurs are awesome.
What activities do most enjoy doing alone?
Hanging out with friends.
When are you most relaxed?
During that REM cycle.
What was the last great thing you read?
Meet Me in the Bathroom by Elizabeth Goodman, which is a documented history of contemporary NYC indie rock.
What kind of person were you in high school?
Can you tell me a quality about yourself that you are genuinely proud of?
Our ability to make friends with just about anyone.
Do you have any phobias?
Accidentally posting nudes to Facebook.
What are some new hobbies you would like to take on?
We’d love to mix drinks at a tiki bar.
What’s your next project?
A science project for school called "Does Coke Really Rot Your Teeth?"
Where do you hope to be professionally in five years?
If there was one phrase that best sums up your approach to life, what might it be?
Never live a life so boring that you have time to take a photo—unless you’re Shab[nam Ferdowsi from Top Bunk]. That girl lives at 200mph.