Noah Stitelman used to front the Brooklyn-based synthpop act Neighbors, but when they called it quits last year, he decided to start a new band with a darker sound. Total Makeover is the product of this transformation, and the band will release their debut self-titled EP this coming Friday. Total Makeover was produced by Justin Gerrish, who is known for working with the Strokes, Vampire Weekend, and Hamilton Leithauser. Stitelman told us about the overwhelming frustration that helped him craft the EP:
Starting from scratch with a new band was super liberating. I really wanted to make something that was louder and more physical than the stuff that came before. I was feeling kind of angry and out of sorts anyway so I wanted to channel that in to something I could feel when playing the songs or listening back to them. Being in a bad mood can help shake good things loose sometimes.
Stream Total Makeover below.
Total Makeover’s self-released EP is out 8/21. Check out Brooklyn release show details here.