“Drink seltzer, smoke weed when you can’t sleep.” Well if those aren’t the words a millennial can relate to! This is the opening line to Brooklyn trio Slothrust’s newest single “Like A Child Hiding Behind Your Tombstone” off next month’s release Everyone Else. The band first wowed us with their jazz-injected single “Horseshoe Crab,” and this new track pleases just as hard. Here’s a statement from guitarist/vocalist Leah Wellbaum on the band’s mixed sound:
“We all studied jazz and blues, so I often use chords and voicings that aren’t quite as conventional for contemporary rock. Certain harmonic movements can get stale, so I try to incorporate colorful notes to give it more depth. The improvisational spirit of blues music is also something we try to always keep with us, even in more composed playing. I am drawn to musicians a bit further outside of the rock tradition, such as John Fahey, Elizabeth Cotten, D’Angelo, and Portishead. Growing up I listened to a lot of R&B and classical music. And musicals.”
Everyone Else is out 10/28 on Dangerbird.