Think Later’s Cool New Indie Pop/Rock Stew

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Think Later is a four-piece band from Greenwich, Connecticut. Founded in 2019 by the songwriting team of Jack Moore (drums) and Andrew Casturo-Burnette (lead guitar), the project formed around the duo’s similar tastes in Alternative Rock, Pop and Pop-Punk. Once they started writing songs together they realized they were onto something. They called in their friends Michael Montgomery (rhythm guitar) and Jackson Dapuzzo (vocals and bass) and a band was born.

By early 2020 Think Later was in the studio recording their first three singles; “Sunrise,” “Colorblind” and “Lake Avenue.” They dropped the songs to all major streaming services in March of 2020. The tracks introduced a band with a sound that drew in equal parts from modern Indie Rock, 90’s Alternative and 80’s guitar-based New Wave. College, COVID and everything 2020 slowed the group’s momentum for a bit. However, they kept writing songs and got together for rehearsals when time allowed. 

By the summer of 2021 the members of Think Later were back to recording new music. They headed to Carriage House Studios in Stamford, Connecticut to complete their debut album. Released worldwide to all major streaming services on September 5, the eponymous seven song record includes remastered versions of “Colorblind” and “Sunrise” and five brand new tracks. Throughout the record Dapuzzo sings powerfully emotional tales of breakups, missed opportunities and the general ennui of young adulthood as the band continues their exploration of classic Alternative. 

They recall the sound of CBGB proto-punk greats like Television on tracks like the Lo-fi “Sunrise” and  the grungier “Needing You,” which also makes at least a passing nod to Bleach-era Nirvana with its mix of garage rock Punk and catchy Pop melodies. Elsewhere they mellow things out a bit, as on the Bright Eyes-style Emo Americana of “Tombstone for Sale” and the cool bass and guitar moods on the early Smashing Pumpkins-esque “Chills.” “Red Sea ” is a real high-point with vocal harmonies, visual lyrical imagery and innovative chord progressions that hint at some Flaming Lips-style psychedelia. 

Ultimately the vibe is all their own as the band cooks up their own distinctive Indie Rock sound in this melting-pot Pop/Rock stew. And it’s a lot of fun to listen to. Check out the album in its entirety below, or listen on your favorite streaming service. You can also hear the songs “Red Sea” and “Colorblind” on the Deep Indie Dive playlist. Follow the links below to connect with Think Later. Get on their profiles and get in the loop on all of the music to come from this exciting new band.

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