Conditioner don’t have any answers for you. With their new collection of bright, buoyant songs, they just want to ask better questions about this strange world we inhabit - hopefully emerging on the other side “no wiser, but a little more in awe,” as they declare at the end of their propulsive track Dates & Names.
The LA-based duo of Aaron Kirkbride and Riley McCluskey recorded their debut EP, Introducing, in Riley’s home studio in July 2016 and quietly released the songs with little advance promotion. Quickly, they received praise from blogs like Ones To Watch, Indieshuffle, and Buzz Bands LA. Soon thereafter, single That’s Not Me began gaining popularity on Spotify, kicking off a Fresh Finds playlist and eventually reaching the 4th position in the Global Viral charts, racking up 500,000+ streams in the process. Following these initial tracks’ success, the team re-focused on creating a new set of songs in their instantly recognizable style of joyful but left-of-center pop.