Apathy by Sarchasm

“‘Apathy’ is one of our staple live songs, our ‘punk’ hit, and one of the most fun songs to play in our set. It’s also one of our oldest songs; it was the first song we figured out as a band for the album Help, I Need an Adult!, and it was part of our live repertoire as far back as 2011, when we were still a 3-piece. Lyrically, it was written partly as a reaction to the Occupy Oakland protests that were going on at the time as well as directly to/about a close friend I (Mari) had a really intense falling-out with while writing it. Musically, it was inspired very heavily by the band Choking Victim.”






Check out Germ's interview with the amazingly talented members of Sarchasm.

Sarchasm is an alternative/punk band from the San Francisco Bay Area, formed in 2010, that draws influence from many different areas: the fast-paced angst-core music of the Berkeley punk scene; the pop simplicity of The Beatles; and the youthful spirit of teenagers. Comprised of self-deprecating English major Mari Campos (lead vocals, guitar), her razor-tongued little sister Sofi Seligman (drums, vocals), the vastly intelligent anime fan/lowkey metalhead Isabel Capili (guitar, vocals), and folk historian extraordinaire Alexander Botkin; Sarchasm has spent the past few years spreading their pop-tinged indie punk tunes about friendship and radical politics all over the West Coast.  Currently, Sarchasm is in the process of booking tours, applying to/attending college(s), writing record #3, and waiting (in vain) for System of a Down to announce a new album.

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