Slothrust announce new album, The Pact, and share new single, Peach

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Brooklyn-based alt-rockers Slothrust have announced a new album.

The Pact will be released on the 14th of September via Dangerbird Records. Recorded with Garbage producer Billy Bush, it is the follow up to the band’s 2016 LP Everyone Else and 2017 covers collection Show Me How You Want It To Be.

The Skin Back Alley end-of-year-list favourites have also shared a new song from the album, “Peach.”

“‘Peach’ started with a riff I wrote on a classical guitar when I was on the East Coast — the intro with that really dissonant note. That riff was constant in my head. The rest of the song just came to me very naturally,” Slothrust’s Leah Wellbaum told Billboard recently.

“‘Peach’ is a song to my inner child, encouraging her to stay free and keep it weird, and to remind her that people who used to make you feel small are ultimately unimportant. It’s also about seeing where your own mind takes you. Playfulness can be found in free association, then figuring out what those connections are afterward.”

You can listen to the hook-laden new track with a huge chorus via the stream below.

The Pact track list is as follows:

01. Double Down
02. Peach
03. Planetarium
04. Walk Away
05. Birthday Cake
06. For Robin
07. The Haunting
08. New Red Pants
09. Fever Doggs
10. On My Mind
11. Some Kind of Cowgirl
12. Travel Bug

The Pact will be released via Dangerbird Records on the 14th of September.

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Slothrust take the edge off 2016 with cover of “What A Wonderful World”


Suffice it to say that 2016 has been a bit shit for a large number of reasons.

So as a gentle reminder that all is not lost, here’s the always superb Slothrust covering the Louis Armstrong classic “What A Wonderful World” live from Dangerbird studios in Silver Lake, LA.

Slothrust released their new album, Everyone Else, back in October. It made our Top Albums of 2016 at No.15 and you can stream it in full below.

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Without A Song: Slothrust, “Like A Child Hiding Behind Your Tombstone”


Without a song throws a spotlight on bands, albums and tracks beloved of Skin Back Alley. Old, new, classic or cutting edge, our aim is to share good music that has touched us through the years.

Don’t you just love it when a song blindsides you, heading off at an acute angle and completely different direction to that which you were expecting?

Defy expectations, people! Which is exactly what Slothrust do with their sublime blast of swaggering noise-pop, “Like A Child Hiding Behind Your Tombstone.”

“Ah yes, it’s a knowing and literate indie-jangle!” said my brain during the song’s opening bars, just before that guitar tsunami took my legs out from under me about 30 seconds in. From there it’s a literary, anthemic, metaphor-mixing roller-coaster ride all the way to the finish line.

Get the song in your ears via the stream below.

“People have always had trouble comparing us to other bands, but someone recently described us as Nirvana meets Wynton Marsalis, and I loved that,” says Slothrust vocalist Leah Wellbaum. “We all studied jazz and blues, so I often use chords and voicings that aren’t quite as conventional for contemporary rock,” she continues. “Certain harmonic movement can get stale, so I try to incorporate colorful notes to give it more depth.”

“Like A Child Hiding Behind Your Tombstone” appears on Slothrust’s new album, Everyone Else, due out on the 28th of October via Dangerbird and available to pre-order now on vinyl and via iTunes.

Check out Slothrust’s latest video for their track “Horseshoe Crab” below.

slothrust-everyone-else-cover01. “Surf Goth”
02. “Like A Child Hiding Behind Your Tombstone”
03. “Rotten Pumpkin”
04. “Horseshoe Crab”
05. “Pseudo Culture”
06. “The Last Time I Saw My Horse”
07. “Mud”
08. “Trial & Error”
09. “Sleep Eater”
10. “Pigpen”

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