Today’s song is “Beneath Our Sleeves” by Sink Swim. Sink Swim is a fresh and emerging Los Angeles-based alternative, pop-punk band. Sink Swim is the brainchild of Petersen, a 19-year-old singer/songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. The band recently became a three-piece band adding Lopez as guitarist and Backer as the drummer.
The trio is made up of Dane Petersen, Jake Lopez and Corey Backer. Hailing from a suburb of Los Angeles, Thousand Oaks, all band members realized their talents in their earlier years. Petersen faithfully followed his dream and began honing his craft since just before the age of 12.
Backer, who owes his drumming chops to the hardcore genre, started perfecting his skills at age 12 while Lopez, first influenced by Latin guitarists, picked up the guitar at 15 years old. This song is off the band’s debut 5-song EP, ELEMENTS. The quick pace of this heavy alt-rock song pairs well with the harmonious vocals.