PREMIERE: Wanna – “The Respectables” (ft. Greg Hawkes)

Brendon Goldwasser

Brendon Goldwasser

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Brendon Goldwasser

GroundSounds is excited to premiere the first single and video from Brooklyn-based crew Wanna, off of their forthcoming uniquely named debut album Wanna. The group started as the brainchild of Liverpool-born songwriter Josh Mac. After moving to a hurricane struck New York late 2013, his fierce garage pop bedroom recordings promptly became the work of a full band after he persuaded Andrew Panetta (drums), Vinny Martinez (bass), and Daniel Postilnik (lead guitar) with previews of the demos through earbuds.

“The Respectables” features the new wave synth genius Greg Hawkes from The Cars, which adds a very special element to the whole mix. The video and song play on the idea around the fact that we spend way too much time on our phones and in front of screens all day, every day. Lead singer Josh Mac exclaims in the chorus: “We have gone too far to be respectables, that’s just inevitable.”

After the departure of Daniel in 2015, the band decided to take a step back to re-imagine their sound. Completing on-off recording sessions in late 2016, they are now gearing up to self release their debut album on May 19th, through their Museum Of Nothing label. The album was produced and engineered by Jeremy Page (Czarface, Kendra Morris) at Future Junk Studios and mastered by Kevin Blackler (The Raconteurs, The Red Hot Chili Peppers). It features performances by new wave synth pioneer Greg Hawkes (The Cars), Jason Arce (Blood Orange), and Abby Bickel (Boom Said Thunder).

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