EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Reckling (Paramore, FIDLAR, Together Pangea) – “Verbalize”

Los Angeles rockers Reckling, led by vocalist Kelsey Reckling, have dropped a new single “Verbalize!” With a band filled out by members of major bands such as Paramore, FIDLAR, Together Pangea, and more; this group demands your attention. “Verbalize” comes from their new EP Human Nature, due out August 12th, and is a shimmering slice of Alt-Rock and Pop Punk, with a laid-back vibe, and a slick delivery that will remind you of Brody Dalle of Courtney Love, “Verbalize” gives you the feeling of hearing the first great song from a new artist for the very first time! Check out the track now!


Speaking on “Verbalize,” Kelsey wrote:


“I think this is my favorite song I’ve ever written. Most of my songs are written retrospectively, often reflecting back on a specific time or feeling. But with ‘Verbalize,’ it was written in real time during the actual moment, in the middle of all the feelings — and was written as a way of sorting through things.


It’s kind of like vomiting…when you have that bad feeling in your stomach but you’re not at the point of having to throw up yet, but you know that when you do throw up, you’re gonna feel so much better. Sometimes, you have to exorcise feelings from your body by way of song.”


Following their raw and scuzzy self-titled debut release in 2018, Reckling went into an actual recording studio this time around to record their still raw, but louder and more energetic EP Human Nature. The goal was to showcase how the band’s sound has evolved since their 2018 release, and to more accurately reflect how they sound during their live shows.


Released on 7” vinyl from independent label Wink and Spit Records, the digital release additionally includes a husky and raucous Bad Brains cover.


Human Nature was recorded, engineered, and mixed by Danny Nogueiras in his Los Angeles based Balboa Recording Studio, and it was mastered by Joey Oaxaca of Oaxaca Records.

This summer, Reckling is playing a handful of live dates, including gigs supporting Death Valley Girls and Death Lens.


^ with Death Valley Girls

! with Death Lens

July 28 – Reno, NV – The Hollands ^

July 29 – Salt Lake City, UT – The DLC ^

August 25 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo !


Reckling Bio:

When Kelsey Reckling was a teen stringing guitar melodies together in her Houston, Texas bedroom, the idea of putting out music felt like a faraway dream. It wasn’t ‘til she uprooted to Los Angeles that her fledgling songs came into fruition.


Influenced by a long-time obsession with punk, DIY, grunge, blues, and rock, and with the LA scene as a backdrop, her music began to take shape. In 2018, Reckling hit the ground running with her self-produced debut album, featuring nine hooky tracks full of unapologetic punk-rock licks that elicit the repeat-treatment.


This gave Reckling the confidence she needed to kick her stage-fright to the curb. She formed a high energy band featuring LA alum rockers Max Kuehn (FIDLAR) on drums, Joey Mullen (Paramore/HalfNoise) on bass, and Erik Jimenez (Together Pangea) on guitar. With a raw output that is nothing short of chaotic good, the live shows took on a lifeforce of their own. In just a few short years the band was playing alongside Vivian Girls, T.S.O.L., Bleached and more notable acts.


Kelsey continues to write songs that sway between the diaristic and abstraction, the raucous and melodic… all felt on her latest four-track EP Human Nature. Without a doubt, Reckling’s music is here to disrupt the narrative.

Human Nature – Tracklisting


  1. Spitter
  2. In My Hair
  3. How Low Can A Punk Get?
  4. Verbalize