As my loyal readers should have guess by now, Slothrust is one of my all-time favorite bands. They have another album coming out in September, and seriously, that made my day. As their bio says:
Slothrust is principal songwriter, guitar player and unrepentant aesthete Leah Wellbaum, with drummer Will Gorin and bassist Kyle Bann. On their fourth full-length album The Pact, Slothrust constructs a luscious, ethereal cosmos perforated with wormy portals and magic wardrobes, demonstrating more clearly than ever the band’s deft shaping of contrasting sonic elements to forge a muscular sound that’s uniquely their own.
This is a great song from a great album. Slothrust actually sounds like no one else. Wellbaum states:
Of the writing process, Wellbaum reflects, “I need to do it less, but I want to do it more. I don’t feel frantic anymore.” While she might argue that there’s no concrete conceptual through-line to her writing, it’s hard to ignore the ongoing conversation between her and her restless, boisterous, but ultimately unsure inner child. “When writing a lot of this material I tried to step further outside of myself and take risks I hadn’t before. After doing that, I stepped back into the role of performer and author of the material. It’s a really liberating experience.”
As usual, Slothrust is the tightest and most melodic band out there. Thank you so much for making 2018 worth it. As usual, Slothrust runs that space between grunge and art rock, which is one of the reasons Slothrust is such an exciting band.