San Diego’s Positioner is the brainchild of composer-guitarist George Pritzker (ex-Weatherbox, Japandi), who along with the help of drummer Drew Pelisek (ex-CHON, Fall of Troy) and bassist Jake Kelsoe have forged a refreshing take on polyrhythmic math rock with Possession Arrow, which comes out on August 25th .
We’re excited to be premiering a new track from the album, “King of New Fun,” which is a great summertime feeling fun math rock jam.
Pritzker’s guitar work sounds reminiscent of Palm mixed with 1980’s King Crimson with some seriously lush guitar tone, and the interweaving guitar and drums will make your head start bobbing in no time.
Positioner’s songs are well crafted and straight to the point with short run times and no room
to meander or stray from the driving melodies. “King of New Fun” is a prime example of the
band’s style of contemporary math rock that steps out of the genre to incorporate elements of
melodic indie music while still being based in crafty time signatures blended together by
Clocking in at barely more than 2:30, the straightforward song structure of “King of New Fun” harkens back to the early 90’s of bands like Breadwinner and early Don Caballero, but with less emphasis on distorted guitars and noise rock and more focus on the use of space and interlocking parts similar in sound to other contemporary West Coast math rock bands such as Media Jeweler and Standards.