We’ve all been kind of “raised on TV” when you think about it. Right? Well, this three-piece alternative/indie rock band took it to heart and have named their band Raised On TV and, today, we have the premiere of their new single “Smog City.” This is the Los Angeles band’s second single from their new album, Season 2, preceded by the track “Caroline”, which we also previously premiered.

Raised On TV feature a “cool” mix of alternative, rock, and indie which would be the perfect soundtrack to your summer weekend backyard barbecue. Awesomely, “Smog City” was tracked during a recording session at Studio 606, the notorious recording studio of none other than Dave Grohl!

Don your mask and hit play on “Smog City” here.

Commenting on “Smog City,” guitarist and vocalist Keaton Rogers said, “Musically, this is one of our earliest songs. We’ve been jamming it since the beginning but we never had words that stuck. Some inspiration for the lyrics came though when I started driving Lyft late at night in Los Angeles. It’s a job that Kacey (drums) did as well for a while. Driving Lyft or Uber, one can feel both connected to their city and distanced from it at the same time, and that’s the idea this song is tapping into with the lyrics.

Your car is the setting. It’s an intimate space, and every passenger is a new walk of life with their own story and history. Everyone is coming and going into the night, and as the driver, there is this feeling of closeness as well as isolation. It can drive you crazy after a while, so this song is about dealing with all that and trying to make sense of it.”

Upcoming Tour Dates:

01/27 – El Cid – Silverlake, CA
02/15 – Petie’s Place – Los Angeles, CA
02/22 – Opening for Jefferson Starship at The Canyon Club – Agoura Hills, CA

Also, peep the last single “Caroline” before you’re off.


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