We worked intimately with Apple to produce and compose the music for the iPhone pro announcement. Customized versions of Refs songs “Bones” and “Normal Too” appear throughout the clip. Here’s a short piece from Billboard on the process.
"we don't talk like we used to...I think it's time" – Refs third single 'Forever' soundtracks this pivotal moment in the final season of HBO GIRLS.
Teen drama and brooding re-vamps of American classics. Anyone else noticing a theme here? We’re not mad about it.
"Coming Home" will be one of Refs definitive singles for 2019.
Sleigh bells and rhymes. Rich performs an uplifting holiday rendition of 'Finish Line' live with Chance The Rapper on Saturday Night Live.
Hammocks, good vibes and lens flares are a winning combo. "Open Season", Zach's previous project's breakout single gets the job done for the international airing of the Amazon Kindle Fire HD.
Rose gold and denim – it's a vibe. Zach's former baby 'Black Light Dinner Party' sets the tone for Man Repeller / Rebecca Minkoff's co-created liftoff.
Sun-drenched hues and coastal wayfaring perfectly punctuated by the breezy soundscapes of High Highs. Zach likens drumming for his previous project akin to "taking a warm bath on stage, in front 500 people". Could be worse.
Semi-casual beard loafers and sun-flares never looked so charming. Zach provides percussion and production for the pine-dusted Hamptonian-gala short.
"you've been standing still and staring down the sun forever" … Eerie clues foreshadow grim certainty as Refs debut song 'Pain Goes Away' provides the soundscape to the introductory episode in MTV's retelling of the mid-90s classic.
‘alright.. the spirits moving now' – Rich provides harmonies to Chance and Daniel Caesar as they debut a new tune on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
Jugs of Gatorade and 10,000 people losing their shit. The folks at The MLB tap "Coming Home" by Refs to soundtrack their summer highlights series.
"summer night, drinking wine, by the fire, catching up" ... Rich lays it down alongside Eryn Allen Kane for a special rendition of "Still In Love"
Parkside vibes and cozy sweaters. Rich shows off the goods in this viral acoustic rendition of Sam Smith's "I'm Not The Only One"
Rich throws down alongside Chance and The Social Experiment at the NPR hq for an intimate Tiny Desk performance.
"my love I'm standing right in front of you" – Premiering on VICE, the debut video for "Pain Goes Away" is seedy, dark and brooding – just how we like it. Mannequin drama at its finest.
Tetris-block-riding renegade pirates, chronically-shy tea-coveting polar-bears and florescent narwals navigating the purple sky. We shit you not. Zach creates and performs the music for this animated arctic epic from sister-company "Dreambear".
"you look so tired of living life like a kite" – Don't believe the hype. Moody and bittersweet musical comedy's are our true passion in life.
Okay fine, believe the hype. Emo rom-com's are our bread and butter. Now get off your god damn pedestal.
Subversive themes and avante-garde movement take center stage in the visual counterpoint to Refs second single, the emphatically retro-future "Spotlight". 'Drive 2' anyone?
"I saw you plannin' away, tried to believe we live with logical outcomes" – Heliotrope muscle cars and escapist daydreams punctuate Refs anthem of the esoteric, in the music video for "Turn Around".