Speedy Ortiz – “The Graduates”

The needle-sharp Massachusetts DIY kinda-punks Speedy Ortiz have a new album called Foil Deer coming out next month, and there’s a decent chance that first single “Raising The Skate” was the catchiest, most immediate thing that band has ever done. That song was no fluke. “The Graduates,” the second of the album’s songs that the band has shared, works similar miracles. It translates the clangy, splintered guitar-rock sound of their 2013 debut Major Arcana into hooky headrush music, leaving plenty of room for frontwoman Sadie Dupuis’ fierce eloquence. “I was the best at being second-place / But now I’m just the runner-up” is a hell of a hook. Listen below.

Foil Deer will be out 4/21 via Carpark.

[Photo by Shervin Lainez]

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