“Hard Potential” is the lead single from Cosmic Debt, the second full-length album from Portland, Oregon three-piece Lubec, following a recent 2016 EP and The Thrall, their 2014 debut.
The album was recorded with Seattle producer Dylan Wall (Naomi Punk, Weed, Craft Spells) over three days this past March. It finds keyboardist/vocalist Caroline Jackson, drummer/vocalist Matt Dressen and guitarist/vocalist Eddie Charlton working to create a scraping and existential suite of pop songs and interludes that continue to challenge their logic while also strengthening the live trio format.
Lyrically, the album is a response to the limitless, wide-eyed optimism and fractals of possibility that defined The Thrall. Instead, it makes an effort to ruminate on the cost and freedom that an indulged lifestyle can arise. Here, that universal liability runs itself through the framework of a band, their relationships and, even the country at large.
Lubec have consistently performed for years in DIY basements and venues throughout the Oregon, Washington and Northern California areas. An East Coast tour occurred in July 2015 traveling from Boston, MA to Jacksonville, FL, with another North East tour to follow later this year in November. The band were listed as one of “12 Bands to Watch in 2016’’ by The Oregonian.
They have now teamed up with Impose Magazine to premiere “Hard Potential.”