Indie Rock Duo DURRY Take Us Through Their Debut Album "Suburban Legend" Track By Track
Indie sibling duo Durry have released their debut album, Suburban Legend. The album is a nostalgia-fueled manifesto for a new generation, invoking alternative, pop, and pop-punk influences such as Weezer, Sum 41, The White Stripes, and The Killers. Suburban Legend consists of 12 songs packed with energy, grit, and razor-sharp lyricism that explore themes around suburbia, capitalism, mundanity, ambition, perseverance, passion, mental health, and Taco Bell.
The duo has also amassed over six million streams and featured on the cover of Spotify's Fresh Finds Rock, Amazon Music's Breakthrough Alternative, and BBC Radio 1's Future Artists. Suburban Legend delivers angsty tracks that will transport you back to the days of iPod Shuffles and days spent drifting from mall storefront to mall storefront. From the elder emo's "Mall Rat" anthem to the anti-establishment banger "Coming of Age," the album deftly navigates various 21st-century problems with a heartfelt yet ironic edge.
While we would love to list every song we loved on the album, we had the honor of inviting DURRY themselves to take us through their long-awaited debut album, track by track.
"Coming of Age"
Starting off the record with a BANG! This one's about the exciting, high-octane life of corporate America. Beige walls and gray cubicles never felt so thrilling. But nah, all kidding aside, this track is about the second phase of growing up. You went to school, you got the job, you got the life everybody said would make you happy. But it's all hollow in the end. This song is the ultimate corporate quitting story. "You can call me a quitter, but I'm calling it a coming of age."
"Who's Laughing Now"
The song that started this whole thing. "Who's Laughing Now" is a tongue-and-cheek reversal of expectations. Everything they told you was wrong, even the parts where they said you would fail. Maybe there's a little hope in the end after all? "It's all just a cruel joke and everybody knows there's no way out, well who's laughing now?"
"Hasta La Vista Baby"
Paying homage to the original tough guy "Hasta La Vista Baby" is all about the folks that have been told they're the good guys their whole lives. Too many action movies and not enough reality. "I know I'm not the hero, I bet you're not one either, I guess we're both somewhere in the middle."
Ya know all those songs on the radio about having so much money, and being the best at everything? This is the opposite. "TKO" is the anti-brag anthem for the average joe. For the folks that know their partners are out of their league and are thankful to be there. "I hate to say it baby you're a total knockout, I think i'm going down swinging in the first round. Maybe it's time that we admit to ourselves, that you're out of my league.
"Worse for Wear"
This one's for all the young folks wishing they could buy a house, while being told by the older generation to just work harder. What's more rock and roll than US economics amiright? We're living in a world that just wasn't made for us. "Drowning in an ocean of debt you swore would pay for itself, now we can't pay the rent on all the houses you bought for yourself, "trickle down" sounds just like swimming upstream, picking up the scraps like a tree growing upside down. What's the point of pulling up on these bootstraps when you glued them to the ground?"
"I'm Fine (No Really)"
This song is what it feels like in your head when you have to put on a mask of happiness while you're screaming on the inside. Now you can scream on the outside along with this upbeat song and nobody will notice… Well, somebody might notice but that's ok. "Should I even try if i'll just spew another lie, if you ask me how I'm doing I'll just fake another smile and say I'm fine"
This song is to heal your inner Hot Topic heart. A look back at the glory days of mall emo, and the feeling of being on top of your own little world. We wanted to capture that teenage angst through the lens of looking back at those years with our own adult perspective. "We were all just dumb kids trying to fit in, but trying to stand out just right. And the world was ours, but the mall closes at 9."
"Little Bit Lonely"
"Little Bit Lonely" is a self-aware, unapologetically cheesy, summertime head bobber. It's about growing up, moving out, and realizing you kinda like being alone sometimes. For any folks heading off to college for the first time, this song is for YOU. "Misery loves company, but you like it a little bit lonely."
I've always been that loser in a band, and I spent most of my life trying to prove everybody wrong about me. This song is about brushing it off, owning the label's they give you, and pressing onward. Welcome to the "Losers Club." "Pack it in, give it up, and let it go, you'll only be the winner of the "Losers Club," is what the cool kids say when the going gets too tough. So I laugh it off live it up and let it slide, I light a cigarette and try another time. What's the point of living if you never strive for more? But I'm not keeping score."
The most fun you can have singing about generational trauma. It's angsty, it's raw, it's perfect for driving a little too fast, and playing the music a little too loud. "Are we forever destined to be another carbon copy. Forever tainted by the faults of our father's father's father. Can you believe that they were young once? Can you see it in their eyes? The cold husk of the spark that died the moment you sparked to life."
The title track of the record, "Suburban Legend" follows the story of a young outcast, caught up in the struggles of life and longing to escape the suburbs. Suburban Legend is the plot of a movie I'd like to see someday. "Meet me at the outskirts of the suburbs where we grew up. We're gonna drive till the engine dies, leave it all in the rearview mirror. Tell all your friends, we'll be "Suburban Legends," we'll etch our names into the bus stop bench. Signed "We'll see ya when we see ya" but we're never coming back. It's the start of the story, but we're gonna write how it ends."
Last year a close friend of mine opened up to me about his struggles with depression. He said he just keeps telling himself "One more day, one more day," and I couldn't help but see myself on the sidelines cheering him on "One more day, one more day." "Encore" is for all the folks working through dark times, to imagine all the people in their lives cheering for them to just keep going. The end of the song puts you on stage, as the crowd slowly chants "One more song, one more song" until it eventually explodes into the final chorus of the album. It's not our encore. It's yours. "I'm on your side, I know you tried your best, but it never seems to turn out right. Well, I'm on your team, and I'll always be in the front row begging for an encore."
DURRY's Suburban Legend is available now.