Splavender’s “Opposite of Love” Chills ’em All

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San Diego’s gnarly, wayfarer adorned, color-mottled Splavender has been releasing aching sonnets of sun-soaked reflection for a minute now. This year, we went bonkers over “Honeysuckle” (my neighbors can recite the lyrics even though they’ve never played the song on their own). The band – Ellis D, Oscar Carrion, Anthony Noriega, André Flores, and Grant Glibert – form a phalanx of weirdos that create propulsive, existential, and sardonic songs of wave crashing bliss.

This week, Splavender released the in-studio video for “Opposite of Love”, a new cut off of their upcoming EP, “Chill ’em All” (best, most indicative, title ever). With Scott Lehman behind the controls, we dig into the bone marrow of the band as if we were Anthony Bourdain after a bender. “Opposite of Love” has horn-infused revelry, dismissive lamentations, and the gonzo colors of a drunken Matisse. We see shades of TV Girl’s rolling foam narrative and Reptar’s hiccuping elation, but Splavender is their own, inimitable, snapback-wearing beast. It’s hard to imagine an ensemble of musicians more characteristic of what it’s like to be a San Diegan. This shit satiates my soul like an emotional potsticker. Check out the video to their new song below.

 

 

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Author: Rob Patrick

A member of the San Diego Film Critics Society, Rob created Cinema Spartan after he stepped down as the editor of a weekly. He has written for The East County Californian, The Alpine Sun, The East County Herald, The San Diego Entertainer, and the San Diego Reader. He has also introduced films with the Pacific Arts Movement. He co-owns two dire wolves, Buckley and Ruffin. At any given time, he can tell you superfluous hockey statistics. He is the chancellor of Tapatio, an advocate of iced tea, and an owner of at least 70 pairs of Vans.

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