Update: RVATRACK announced the studio recording release of “Better Than I Used To,” available now on Spotify.
RVATRACK is back again with a video this month for our eyes, ears, and souls. The local film collective recently premiered a live music video for Illiterate Light’s “Better Than I Used To.” Only coming together in 2015, the Harrisonburg alt-psych duo has built up quite the name for themselves with their energetic live shows, touring up and down the East Coast, and three solid EPs under their belts showcasing gritty guitar sounds from Jeff Gorman and smooth, hazy vocals from drummer/vocalist Jake Cochran.
Their most recent EP, Ego Flora I, came out last August, but the track “Better Than I Used To” doesn’t appear on that, or any of the older records. It’s a song Gorman said the band has been sitting on for quite some time.
“‘Better Than I Used To came about in early 2016 but sat on the back burner for 12 to 18 months because we were touring a lot and didn’t have time to work on new material,” he said. Gorman added they’ve been toiling away with Adrian Olsen and Charlie Glenn over at Montrose Studios for the past six months on a new album, slated to come out later this year, hopefully with this track featured.
All the usual suspects were involved with making the video for “Better Than I Used To” including Scott Lane, Daniel Bagbey, and Gabrielle Silvers. And although the duo’s hometown is in Harrisonburg, Gorman said they were stoked to get to work with the local collective to premiere this single.
“We’re really happy to debut this song with RVATrack since so much of our music has been influenced by the Richmond scene,” he said.
You can catch Illiterate Light on June 22 at Strange Matter alongside Richmond’s Blush Face, ADDY, and jazzy group CGI Jesus. 8 PM Doors, 9 PM Showtime. $5 in advance and $7 at the door. In the meantime, let their sweet sounds ease you into this sunny weekend.
Photo By: Joey Wharton Photography
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