New Music

Art Grunge: Slothrust – “Rotten Pumpkins”

  • October 16, 2016
  • 2 min read
Photo Cred:Ebru Yildriz
Photo Cred:Ebru Yildriz


“Rotten Pumpkins”

Everyone Else

How bands have even one great song on their album?  Well, Slothrust is amazing.  They have released the third single, “Rotten Pumpkins”, from their third album, Everyone Else, which will be release October 28th, and it is just as good as all their other singles, which, by the way, are tremendous.  Leah Wellbaum’s voice is amazing, doing a great almost Debbie Harry-ish punky voice circa Plastic Letters or Parallel Lines, with tremendous help from Kyle Bann (bass), and Will Gorin (drums).  Also, Wellbaum’s guitar work is killer.  With a snap of the neck the band launches into the hyper-adrenalized “Rotten Pumpkin” with Wellbaum singing in a rapid-fire vomit burst, “I’ll make you sick because I’m soft water. Reach inside of me, and scoop out my seeds.” This midpoint between grunge and art rock is the aesthetic Slothrust elevates: sharp-eyed individualism, serious musicianship, humble intelligence, controlled abandon.  This is my vote for one of the best bands of 2016.

TOUR DATES (With Highly Suspect)
10.13.16 – St. Louis, Mo @ Delmar Hall
 10.14.16 – Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom
10.15.16 – Little Rock, AR @ Metroplex
10.16.16 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
10.20.16 – Austin, TX @ The Parish
10.21.16 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live Studio
10.22.16 – New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa
10.23.16 – New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa
10.26.16 – Carrboro, NC – Local 506
10.27.16 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat
10.28.16 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
10.29.16 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
11.1.16 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade (Headlining)
11.3.16 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater
11.4.16 – Asbury Park, NJ @ House of Independents
11.5.16 – Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
11.6.16 – Salisbury, MD @ Headquarters Live
11.9.16 – Holyoke, MA @ Gateway City Live
11.10.16 – Cambridge, MA @The Sinclair
11.11.16 – Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall
11.12.16 – Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
11.14.16 – Cleveland, OH @  Beachland Tavern
11.16.16Cincinnati, OH @ 20th Century Theater
11.17.16Grand Rapids, MI  @ the Stache @ The Intersection
11.18.16Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
11.19.16Flint, MI @The Machine Shop

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