L.A. indie rock outfit Arms Akimbo bring a softness to their alternative edge with their new single “Parachute.” The foursome joined forces after studying recording at Loyola Marymount University, where they would combine their varying musical backgrounds to draw up the band’s premiere EP in 2015. Since then, Arms Akimbo have amassed a reputation for buoyant instrumentation, soaring harmonies, and compelling drum lines, carrying this vitalizing energy on stage for their legendary live shows. “Parachute” is no exception, tying in rippling guitar lines, driving percussion, and heart-warming group vocals to bring it all home. Where traces of sunny surf rock in the clean guitar strains and vocal melodies meet mid-2000’s punk rock in the distortion guitar layering and gritty lead vocal delivery, the track is the best of both worlds, and just about as California alt rock as it gets. See for yourself with “Parachute” below.