Swedish Indie Rock band Bring the Hoax have launched the single and music video ”Jonestown”. Musically, the song is inspired by the song structures and melodies of Weezer‘s Pinkerton album, while lyrically drawing parallels between the Jonestown massacre and “modern day lack of source criticism”. The single is the second and final one from Bring The Hoax‘s self-titled debut EP, which will be released on Lövely Records on the 28th of October, 2022.
Bring the Hoax says about ”Jonestown”:
When we wrote Jonestown, we were thinking a lot about Weezer’s record Pinkerton which has great song structures and melodies. Therefore, the verse became dynamic and then landed in a more straight chorus.
The text is somewhat inspired by events that took place in the jungle, in the deepest of Guyana. Events that are still relevant in today’s society where we question less and less.
In an age where source criticism never has been needed as much as now – but has been replaced by godliness to our prophets online – we wonder who we really should look up to, the ones we trust, or the ones we follow.
The four piece band Bring the Hoax takes their influences from the finishing decades of the 20th century. You can hear hints of Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr, Built to Spill and Smashing Pumpkins to name a few. They are “rowdy, but yet polished and pleasant”.