Ever since Long Beach’s Spare Parts for Broken Hearts came out of the shadows in 2016 with the single “Pleasure Delay,” they’ve been one of the Southern California bands most likely to move mountains. Or turn them into molten lava.
The trio — singer-guitarist Sarah Green, Jessica Lankford and bassist Jonny Cifuentes — make tough ’n’ tender, ’90s-styled alternative rock, a grunge-metal hybrid made for arenas, or anywhere big enough to contain Green’s melodic, quavering vocals and thunderous riffs. Green fronts the band as if they not only have something to play but something to say. Nirvana and A Perfect Circle are a couple of influences the band cites; sometimes we think L7 as British stadium rockers.
There’s not much info yet about the new album SP4BH has been working on, but on Friday they will release the new rager “Big Win.” Green says the song came out of a transitional period after a yearlong relationship that ultimately failed to take root. “I remember all of the questions being asked between the two of us over cigarettes and bottles of water labeled ‘Big Win!’” Green told Northern Transmissions, where the song premiered. “It was in that moment I gave up and decided to lose everything, and all I could do was stare at the label and think, how ironic.”
||| Stream: “Big Win”
||| Live: Spare Parts for Broken Hearts headline the Bootleg Theater on Sunday night, joined by Love Under the Sun, xxx and Glenneyre. Tickets.