‘In My Hair’ by Reckling | New EP, ‘Human Nature’

Uncategorized July 5, 2022

‘In My Hair’ by Reckling | New EP, ‘Human Nature’

Exclusive video premiere of ‘In My Hair’ by Los Angeles punk-leaning four-piece Reckling, taken from the upcoming EP, ‘Human Nature’, due August 12th.

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.

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.

Reckling Live
July 9: Long Beach, California w/ Bass Drum of Death at Alex’s Bar
August 25: Los Angeles, California / Death Lens at The Echo

Headline photo by James Duran

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