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Guerilla Toss, 'Famously Alive'

For years, Guerilla Toss has been on a steady course to bring light into their signature psych rock chaos, shedding (but not abandoning) layers of noise for lucidity and poppy exuberance. This sonic transition reaches a critical mass with "Famously Alive," the quick-paced, propulsive title track to their forthcoming fifth studio album and Sub Pop Records debut.

"Famously Alive" gives a refreshing twist on the idea of fame as an inner celebration of perseverance. Inspired by her recovery from an opiate addiction during the pandemic, lead vocalist Kassie Carlson delivers a sugary, surreal ode to the joys of existence. The track is a self-made edict to live through whatever times come your way, where your own lust for life is the only confirmation you need to go on.

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Evan Miller
Evan Miller is a percussionist, lover of sound, and is probably buying too many cassette tapes online right now. Evan got his start in radio in 2012 at WWSU at Wright State University, where he was studying percussion performance. He followed through with both endeavors and eventually landed a lucrative dual career playing experimental music at home and abroad and volunteering at WYSO. Maintaining a connection to normal music, Evan also plays drums in bands, and fills in for Niki Dakota on Excursions. When not doing something music-related, Evan is most likely listening to podcasts or watching food videos at home with his cat.