THE RARE OCCASIONS – “SEASICK”
The Rare Occasions are an LA-based, New England-bred indie rock band known for their explosive garage rock anthems with catchy vocal harmonies.
Brian McLaughlin (singer) and Luke Imbusch (drummer) have been making music together since their early teenage years. They formed The Rare Occasions while attending college in Boston where they met Jeremy Cohen (bassist). Since then, the band have toured nationally, won the John Lennon Songwriting Contest, and released a vast catalog of music online.
In 2021 the band released their first album as a trio, Big Whoop. The album received significant press and one of their singles “Alone” was spun on Sirius XM’s Alt Nation. Around the same time, their 2016 track “Notion” went viral on TikTok and continues to make waves, topping Spotify’s viral chart in the US and several other countries, and later landing on Billboard’s alternative charts and top 100 singles charts in the UK, Ireland, and Canada.
The band is currently working on a new EP, and their forthcoming single “Seasick” will mark the band’s first release since their newfound virality. The song discusses the passage of time and the unrelenting forces of chaos and directionality that time wields over us all. Set to a teetering backdrop of surf rock tones and nautical imagery, “Seasick” reminds us to pause every so often amidst the tumultuous waves to see how far we’ve traveled.
“Seasick” is the latest single from The Rare Occasions, and the first new track from the band since their newfound virality with “Notion”. The song discusses the passage of time and the unrelenting forces of chaos and directionality that time wields over us all. Set to a teetering backdrop of surf rock tones and nautical imagery, “Seasick” reminds us to pause every so often amidst the tumultuous waves to see how far we’ve traveled.
Breaking from their staunchly DIY workflow of past releases, The Rare Occasions enlisted the help of recording and mix engineer Ara Sarkisian, tracking partly in-studio and partly at home. “Seasick” was mastered by Brian Lucey, and features cover art by Irish illustrator Rhea Hanlon/Lost Lines. The song serves as a glimpse into new material the band is preparing for their forthcoming EP.
The Rare Occasions
Release Date: June 30, 2022