Dizzy Bats release EP “I Don’t Live Here Anymore”

New York City-based pop punk band, Dizzy Bats, has had quite the year so far with the premiere of their music video, “Until We Die” in April and now they’re back with the release of I Don’t Live Here Anymore, their third EP and fifth overall album release in collaboration with Brooklyn-based producer, Steel Wolf Markson of Such Gold, which premiered this week.

In their past EPs, Girls and Until We Die, Dizzy Bats explored romantic misadventures, the ups and downs of growing up, and everything in between. However, I Don’t Live Here Anymore takes a more serious turn focusing on darker and personal issues. In a statement, the band said harmonically, these tunes introduce “a heavier side, built on a wall of guitars in the first two songs, and switches gears entirely with a lighter, slower, and cleaner alternative on the final track.” Written and arranged during the US Presidential Election and coming out amid the current political climate, they said the three songs touches on themes of of sickness, anxiety, and identity.

Cover art for “I Don’t Live Here Anymore” (Credit: Liam Frost)

Connor Frost, frontman of Dizzy Bats, said the inspiration behind the EP and its title track stemmed from his thoughts surrounding his own racial identity as well as the conversations he’s had with friends.

“I’ve been thinking a lot about what it means to be biracial in this country and how mixed-race kids are perceived by others,” Frost said. “There seems to be a trend of being identified by your non-whiteness, and I’ve felt that, especially recently. I’ve also wrestled with the concept of “home”, and what that looks like for certain people in this country, especially with everything that is going on. This year has been particularly difficult for many, and personally I’ve felt very alone and confused. I wanted to capture that in this song and EP.”

Dizzy Bats is having their EP release show with YesGirl, Hey Girl Slow Down, and Mugen on Wednesday, November 8th at Gold Sounds located at 44 Wilson Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11237. Following the release show, the band is going on tour through the Midwest and Northeast from November 10th to the 18th. Keep up with them on their Facebook page for future events.