RetroBright Debuts New LA Alternative


RetroBright is an emerging independent alternative trio making their professional recording debut in 2024. Charlie Eckstrom (guitars, keys), David Santos (lyrics/vocals), and Mike Baber (bass, drums, production) have been collaborating since the 1990s. The three originally met as members of the popular LA band There Goes Bill.

After their original band broke up, Charlie, David, and Mike all moved on to non-musical endeavors. However, the muse eventually came calling. Santos and Eckstrom reconnected over dinner, and soon contacted Baber. Before long the three found themselves in a recording studio once again. They cite 80s alternative icons like The Chameleons, REM, The Smiths, Ride, and Catherine Wheel as inspiration for their sound.

“Over My Head” is the debut single from RetroBright, released worldwide via all major streaming services on May 24, 2024. A melodic acoustic guitar opens the track as the singer steps to the mic. In smooth tenor he sings of the existential ennui of being lost in both the emotional and metaphysical maze of reality. Drums, bass, electric guitar and keys enter the mix and build the track to a sprawling indie-pop anthem.

Check out “Over My Head” below. You can also hear the song on the Deep Dive : Pop & Rock playlist, or listen on your favorite streaming service. Follow the links below to connect with RetroBright.

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