Last month we heard the first single from Lushes’ upcoming album, What Am I Doing. It was called “Harsh” and sounded anything but, as it played with spindly guitar figures and brought to mind old Touch & Go post-rock classics like Spiderland or Rusty. Lushes are a band that screws with that expectation as much as they embrace it, though. Every time they seem like they might break into an abrupt noise attack, they cut to a gentle moment of beauty, or add a flourish of synths. With their newest song, “Dead Girls,” the band adds another layer to their sound by delivering something that comes in loud and stays there. It’s a slow and bluesy rager, and for a song about zombies, it has just the right amount of lurch to it. Even when it breaks down to just handclaps, this thing is thunderous, and that’s before the guitar coda comes crashing back. Listen below.
What Am I Doing is out 3/4 via Felte.