Singing Lungs’ sophomore album, Coming Around will see release in February of 2023. Following the self-released debut album “Groan” and two EPs on Count Your Lucky Stars Records, Coming Around presents a collection of songs blending influences from 90s pop punk, alternative, and grunge (think Lemonheads, Dinosaur Jr., Samian) with the hooks and raw energy of 80s power pop (think Husker Dü and Wreckless Eric). The songs, written and demoed remotely during the early stages of the pandemic, reflect on themes of friendship, connection and creativity during times of isolation.
Coming Around features guest appearances from Laura Stevenson (vocals on “Around Again"), Jamie Woolford from The Stereo (vocals on “Static"), Miski Dee Rodriguez from City Mouse (vocals and guitar on “Read a Book and Take a Nap”), and Rick Johnson (theremin on “Static”).
Coming Around was recorded by Mustard Plug bassist and Jeff Rosenstock collaborator, Rick Johnson at Cold War Studios and mastered by Justin Perkins (Bash & Pop, Screeching Weasel, Riverdales, etc) at Mystery Room Mastering. The artwork was designed by former Lookout! Records owner, Christopher Appelgren. Coming Around is a split-label release from Count Your Lucky Stars (US), Sell The Heart Records (US), Engineer Records (UK), and Waterslide Records (Japan) and will be released digitally and on two colored vinyl variants.
Singing Lungs has shared stages around the Midwest with Lagwagon, Child Bite, Mustard Plug, Laura Stevenson, Devon Kay and the Solutions, and indie legend J. Robbins. They even landed a spot opening for a Bernie Sanders rally in Michigan ahead of the 2020 election. In October of 2022, the band made their first appearance at The Fest in Gainesville, Florida.
Singing Lungs is:
Jason Kotarski: Guitar, Vocals
Ben Graham: Drums, Vocals
Sean Murphy: Bass guitar