Imaginary People
Photo by Kiley Rothweiler

“Imaginary People are just in our own little world”

New York alt-indie band Imaginary People has just announced their third full-length album Alibi set for release July 12th and recently unveiled their first single from the album, ‘Hometown.’ Now they have released their new single ‘Crazy Eight’ and it is a rollicking, foot-stomping ride with an expansive soundscape. The band bares their soul in ‘Crazy Eight’ through unusual, honest vocals and jangling guitars – overall it is a glistening prism of energy.

it’s what happens when an analyst delves into the mind of a young patient that plays in a dark circle. Once a human begins a certain disturbing experience where there seems to be no wrong, they’re left with the paralyzing draft of air that is the parasite of hopelessness.

Imaginary People“I don’t know where this stuff comes from or why I feel this way and write this. I feel like it’s a weird addiction that I can’t shake, and I don’t think any psychoanalysis is going to shed light on it.”

Forthcoming album ‘Alibi’ is a response to the cultural civil war that frontman Dylan Von Wagner sees unfolding across the USA. “I just think we’re in an ultimate fight right now,” he says. “Our society is falling apart and the ins and outs of our cultural differences are splitting – it feels like what one person says is right and what the other person says is wrong and that’s it. The whole time we were doing the record, it felt like normalcy was falling apart. The things you’d think would ordinarily be right and wrong aren’t happening anymore, and that was very disturbing to me.

5-piece band Imaginary People have a lot to say in their 11-track album but they reveal the light within their music amongst the darker themes.

Welcome, then, to the world of Alibi. It’s a cold, dark, lonely place, but so is the world. Stick around long enough, however, and the light might just start to shine through.

With Crazy Eight’s raw, yet slick offering, we can’t wait to hear what ‘Alibi’ sounds like.