Scroll Downers – “Shake Off The Rays” (Stereogum Premiere)

Baltimore’s Scroll Downers are a new heavy psych trio featuring members of Dope Body. Today they release “Shake Off The Rays” from their upcoming debut album Hot Winter. The song swirls in sound, with abundant guitar noise blustering around lively garage band aggression. Riding atop the chaos, lead singer Lexie “Mountain” Macchi evokes ’70s psych and hard rock with a hint of modern discontent. The music starts fast, encouraging you to “shake off the rays” and discard all that is wrong with this world, but the rhythm eventually slows as the drums trickle to a silence and the rampant guitar turns to a lull. In the end, “Shake Off The Rays” builds back up into a buoyant anthem for liberation, bursting with excitement and disobedience at its self-revolutionizing seams. Listen below, and check out Scroll Downers’ upcoming tour dates.

Tour dates:

05/27 Pittsburgh, PA @ Brillobox
05/28 Detroit, MI @ Trip Metal Fest
05/29 Toronto, ON @ Double Double Land
05/30 Ottawa, ON @ The Rainbow
05/31 Montreal, QC @ Casa del Popolo
06/01 Boston, MA @ The Recording Company
06/02 Queens, NY @ Trans-Pecos
06/03 Philadelphia, PA @ tba
06/04 Baltimore, MD @ Floristree
06/05 Chapel Hill, NC @ Nightlight
06/06 Atlanta, GA @ 529
06/07 Chattanooga, TN @ JJs Bohemia
06/08 Knoxville, TN @ Pilot Light
06/09 Louisville, KY @ Dreamland
06/10 Lafayette, IN @ Spot Tavern
06/11 Chicago, IL @ TBA
06/12 Columbus, OH @ Double Happiness

Hot Winter is out 5/27 via Ehse. Pre-order it here.

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