Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.
The sunny quintet that Angelenos may know as Jubilo Drive almost called themselves Thursday Night Taxi Service. It has a neon sheen to it, though band names should not have that many words or letters. The phrase was used by the band’s previous drummer, Eric Cruz, as the title to his college radio show. One of his proudest moments was being able to share his own band on the airwaves, though his time with Jubilo Drive was cut short—Cruz passed away in early 2017. Their new record gave the remaining members a way to honor their friend.