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Alabama Indie-Pop-Rockers Carver Commodore Release New Single 'Never Satisfied' From Upcoming Album

Indie rock band, Carver Commodore have released their new single “Never Satisfied” that is out now along with their accompanying music video.

“Never Satisfied” is featured on their new EP If Nothing Happens to be released on August 15th. They recently released the first single “Drown Me in Emotions”.

The band says, “Unsatisfied (obviously), but more specifically, we as a band were feeling like we had been “grinding” and doing all the “right things” for a few years but were watching everyone around us become successful seemingly overnight. And due to comparison, we were robbing ourselves of the potential joy that would come from the successes we did receive. So the song is about comparison on a personal and band level.”

On their new EP, “If Nothing Happens,” Alabama indie-pop-rockers Carver Commodore ask themselves the question all artists must confront at some point in their careers—if we never “make it”, if nothing happens, is this all still worth it?

Formed in 2017, Carver Commodore was a new start for founding members Payton Pruitt and Phillip Blevins after their college band parted ways. They were determined to make music and make it work for them, and since the band’s formation, have added three permanent members (Noah Freeman, Clayton Christopher, David Smith Jr.) and released two full length albums with a smattering of EPs and singles in between. These releases all fall at unique places on the spectrum of indie rock, and after taking the maximalist approach, the band decided to dial things back for their new EP.

The result is a shimmery, wistful, yet still dynamic take on the aesthetic-heavy music of the modern indie pop world, strengthened even more by the substance of Pruitt’s songwriting. David Smith describes the recording of this EP as “therapeutic” — an opportunity to ignore perfectionism and embrace a more simplistic, clean, and light sound.

Five years as a band has taken Carver Commodore on a rollercoaster of incredible highs and difficult lows — not to mention the accompaniment of personal changes as the members have grown older and begun to embrace the idea of building their families. Inevitably, these challenges have brought up questions and doubt about the realism of pursuing music as a career. “If Nothing Happens” is the band giving voice to these doubts, eventually conquering them.

In a world dominated by metrics, the quantitative approach can be a difficult one to take. It can be hard to measure and often feel less fruitful that the decision to pursue numbers above anything else. Carver Commodore’s decision, however, is what they hope will ultimately set them apart as consistent leaders in indie music.

Intentionality is the pursuit. However it manifests — in songwriting, recording, touring — Carver Commodore is on a mission to continue claiming their spot in independent music history. “If Nothing Happens” is a snapshot of a band who is not 100% sure where they are going, but they are going, no matter what.


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