The Inflorescence came together in 2019. According to the band, “In a largely male-dominated industry, we see how undermined we are for being a no-man band, and we see how being on stage empowers alternative girls and non-binary people.”
The group was founded by teen singer/guitarist Tuesday Denekas (they/them), drummer Milla Merlini (she/her) and bassist Sasha A'Hearn (she/her), who recruited singer (and aspiring guitarist) Charlee Berlin to form the Fluorescents. A self-titled EP was released in 2020, with songs mostly written by Denekas, whose mother is local singer-songwriter Tamar Berk.
After changing their name to The Inflorescence, the band signed to the Kill Rock Stars label, which released their debut single and an Emma Thomas-directed video for "Are You Sorry." Their second single "Tomorrow Night" came with a video directed by Victoria Cunanan and Amel Janae.
Their album Remember What I Look Like dropped June 10, 2022, supported on a summer tour opening for Gloomy Jane. Regarding the single "Board Game," songwriter Tuesday Denekas calls the track "probably the most desperate song on the album. At this time in my life, I felt very manipulated, like I wasn’t being myself anymore and that the people I surrounded myself with didn’t really care about me at all. I felt like I was just a piece of someone else's puzzle, not my own. Instrumentally and structurally I took a lot of inspiration from the song 'Your Best American Girl' by Mitski because of how powerful the instruments sounded. The final line, 'I don’t know why but I can’t recognize you anymore' feels like the perfect way to end this album and ties with the album name, Remember What I Look Like."
(Photo by Alex Tchoukhrova, courtesy Kill Rock Stars)