Like many bands, Simplistics was formed out of a few friends who found their sound jamming and drinking beer in their parents’ garage. The San Diego quartet was influenced by the likes of the Specials, Pretenders, Martha Davis and The Motels, David Bowie, and bands closer to their home in Orange & LA County including Agent Orange, X, and Missing Persons. It wasn’t long before Simplistics got out of the garage and began playing shows. In 1985, with their distinctive beachy, ska-meets-new wave vibe, Simplistics hit the studio to record their first album. The record quickly caught the ears of Geffen Records who inked them to a developmental deal. Ultimately the band decided to sign with independent labels and hit the road touring the Western US and Canada. Simplistics’ stellar catalog has now found a home at Fervor Records. Fervor continues to land the band’s songs in high profile TV shows including The Americans (FX) and A Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce (Bravo).

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