What do a fake plane ticket, a handful of psychedelic mushrooms, and a fated Uber ride have in common? They all played a vital role in the mental awakening NYC singer-songwriter Luke Rathborne experienced while making his long-awaited third album, Again.
“I was going to get a rental car, and my credit card was charged out—but you can’t rent a car without one, “he explains about a particular bout of touring last year, in which he found himself struggling to get from gig to gig. “You can rent one with a plane ticket if you have a debit card, so I made a fake plane ticket to get a car. The guy at the rental car place found out it was fake and made me return the car, so I had to fly to D.C. for a show. The rest of the tour, I found out a way to use a Greyhound or Uber to get to shows.”
Luke has just dropped new single Ordinary Woes from Again and it’s a frenetic slice of fuzzy garage-rock that’ll get under your skin with its punky American Underground attitude. The accompanying video sees Luke riding through late night New York combining live action with neon animation. We think it’s dope, watch here: