Slothrust – “Horseshoe Crab”

Slothrust are a Brooklyn-based trio of Sarah Lawrence grads who make jazz- and blues-inflected indie rock, music that alternately simmers and erupts. They’re gearing up for the release of their third LP, Everyone Else, this fall, and today, they’re sharing slow-burning lead single and album centerpiece “Horseshoe Crab.” The song starts out on the quieter side of their range with jazzy strums and slowly circling percussion, building to a tempest of guitar as Leah Wellbaum’s voice rises from a conversational drawl to an urgent howl: “Sometimes I feel like I’m a seahorse/ Sometimes I think that I’m a horseshoe crab/ I don’t have anything in common with myself/ Except that I came from the sea, like everyone else did/ But it is so unfamiliar now.” Listen below.


01 “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”

Tour dates (with Highly Suspect):

10/14 Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom
10/15 Little Rock, AR @ Metroplex
10/16 Dallas, TX @ Trees
10/20 Austin, TX @ The Parish
10/21 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live Studio
10/22 New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa
10/23 New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa
10/27 Washington, DC @ Black Cat
10/28 Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
10/29 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
11/01 Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade
11/03 Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater
11/04 Asbury Park, NJ @ House of Independents
11/05 Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
11/06 Salisbury, MD @ Headquarters Live
11/09 Holyoke, MA @ Gateway City Live
11/10 Cambridge, MA @The Sinclair
11/11 Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall
11/12 Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall

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Everyone Else is out 10/28 on Dangerbird. Pre-order it in vinyl, CD, or MP3 formats.

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