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- Posted on Feb 22nd 2011 12:40PM by Cameron Matthews
"This is about shedding the bad and bringing in the good -- 'wringing it out,'" drummer Sammy Siegler tells Spinner. "It's the leadoff track on our album, and since we were on such a long hiatus, I'm glad this is the first tune. It's sort of a breath of fresh air for us, a new beginning and all that. I think it speaks to anyone who is looking to purge any negative elements in their life. We're looking forward to this release and new chapter for us. 'Wring It Out' kind of sums it all up."
Opposing guitars and a hopping melodic lead give way to singer Walter Schreifels' crystal clear vocals with a bit of bite and edge. The new single is reminiscent of pop hardcore from Superchunk and showcases a great juxtaposition between Rival Schools' roots and addressing a new beginning and new direction.
"Basically looking for a clean slate, wringing out any drama or bull---t or anything and basically going for it in whatever way, as a person as a band, etc.," Siegler says. "When we wrote this song, it felt like it had all the 'Rival Schools elements' for a leadoff track. [We're] glad it got chosen for a single - it's an inspiring track for us."
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