FIME: "JERK PRACTICE"

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     There is an excitement that comes with doing what you’ve always wanted, despite discouragement from others, but there is also a sensation of anxiety that can often underline the experience. However, such a feeling can be good, enhancing the eagerness for what’s to come next. Los Angeles three-piece Fime capture this sensation in their latest single “Jerk Practice.” 

       The group, comprised of Maxine Garcia, Beto Brakmo and Chase Cook, has been making music since they were in high school in respective bands, but it wasn’t until 2016 when Fime was finally formed. The three now live together in LA and, conveniently enough, in the same house as Melina Duterte (Jay Som) who produced the track. 

      “Jerk Practice” has a slacker rock feel that oozes with shoegaze influence. Garcia sings of the struggles met when working toward what you want, how “In every comfort there’s a price too high for anyone to reach/a constant strain, a sore vision of a possible release,” but that there is ultimately a “thrill” of finally achieving in the end. 

      With the song’s debut, the band also released a music video to accompany it. The video, directed by Beto Brakmo, is almost like a psychedelic episode of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. 

     Fime’s new EP Sprawl is out October 11th. 

Photo by Anna Bouchard

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LYDIA VELAZQUEZ