Speedy Ortiz – “Death Note”

Speedy Ortiz are supplementing last year’s excellent Foil Deer, one of the very best albums of 2015, with a new four-song EP called Foiled Again. As its clever title indicates, the EP collects two outtakes from the sessions for Foil Deer and two remixes of LP track “Puffer,” one by Doomtree Collective member Lazerbeak featuring Lizzo and one by Open Mike Eagle. “Death Note,” which the band are sharing today, is one of the two outtakes, a muscular and immensely satisfying rocker drenched in cathartic distortion. “‘Death Note’ is named after the anime, which is about an evil supernatural notebook that causes the death of anyone whose name is written inside of it,” frontwoman Sadie Dupuis explains. “The song is about writing through your depression as a way to get better, and how in that way a death note can be kind of love letter to yourself.” Listen below.

Foiled Again tracklist:

01 “Death Note”
02 “Puffer” (Lazerbeak Remix)” (Feat. Lizzo)
03 “Emma O”
04 “Puffer (Open Mike Eagle Remix)”

Tour dates:

5/10 Asbury Park, NJ @ The Wonder Bar w/ Hop Along
5/11 Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw w/ Hop Along
5/12 Washington, DC @ Black Cat w/ Hop Along, 2 Inch Astronaut
5/13 Asheville, NC @ Mothlight w/ Hop Along, 2 Inch Astronaut
5/14 Atlanta, GA @ 529 Club
5/15 Orlando, FL @ Social w/ Hop Along
5/17 Nashville, TN @ Ext/In w/ Hop Along
5/18 Indianapolis, IN @ Hi Fi w/ Hop Along
5/19 Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall w/ Hop Along
5/20 Ferndale, MI @ Loving Touch w/ Hop Along
5/21 Toronto, CA @ Horseshoe Tavern w/ Hop Along
5/24 Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room w/ the Good Life
5/25 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater w/ the Good Life
5/26 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court w/ the Good Life
5/28 Spokane, WA @ The Bartlett w/ the Good Life
5/29 George, WA @ Sasquatch Music Festival
5/31 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir w/ the Good Life
06/02 San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop w/ the Good Life
06/03 Fresno, CA @ Strummer’s w/ the Good Life
06/04 Ventura, CA @ Large Marge w/ the Good Life
06/05 Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex w/ the Good Life
06/06 Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom w/ the Good Life
06/07 Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad w/ the Good Life
06/08 El Paso, TX @ Bowie Feathers w/ the Good Life
06/10 Austin, TX @ Barracuda w/ the Good Life
06/11 Mcallen, TX @ Yerberia Culture w/ the Good Life
06/12 Houston, TX @ Walter’s Downtown w/ the Good Life
06/13 Dallas, TX @ Club Dada w/ the Good Life
06/14 Norman, OK @ The Opolis w/ the Good Life
06/16 St Louis, MO @ Firebird
06/17 Columbus, OH @ Double Happiness
07/15 Pittsburgh, PA @ Cattivo
07/16 Louisville, KY @ Forecastle Festival
07/17 Louisville, KU @ Forecastle Festival

Foiled Again is out 6/3 via Carpark.

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