Flasher – “Winnie”

The very promising DC punk trio Flasher (who share a member with Priests) released their debut tape last year, which led us to name them one of 2016’s best new bands. Today, they’ve announced a new 7″ and shared its A-side, “Winnie.” It’s a nervy and energetic track that builds up to a pretty killer hook. Here’s what the band had to say about it in a press release:

Winnie is a dispatch from a motel breakfast room in Winnie, TX on May 19th, 2016, hours after egypt air flight 804 crashed into the Mediterranean Sea. The lyrics were written as an exercise in assemblage/automatic writing told through two televised perspectives that converge in psychosexual reverie. almost every word was taken from the pontificating pundits on CNN or the ecstatic sales pitches of pharmaceutical advertisements. For example, the refrain ‘these feet want to keep the beat moving’ was plucked from a diabetes medication commercial. ‘Winnie’ is a bricolage tribute to the paranoia-fueled autoerotic American psyche.

Listen below.

Tour Dates:
03/12 Asheville, NC @ The Mothlight w/ Priests
03/13 Nashville, TN @ The East Room w/ Priests
03/15 Austin, TX @ The Mohawk (SXSW – House of Vans – 8:30pm)
03/15 Austin, TX @ Cheer Up Charlie’s (SXSW – AdHoc Day Party – 1pm)
03/16 Austin, TX @ Beerland (SXSW – Third Man Records Party – 10:15pm)
03/17 Austin, TX @ Hole In The Wall (SXSW – Austin Oasis 2017 Party – 2:15pm)
03/17 Austin, TX @ East Austin Hostel (SXSW – Sister Polygon/Dull Tools Party – 6:50pm)
03/18 Dallas, TX @ Club Dada w/ Priests, Weaves, Chastity Belt
03/19 Hot Springs, AR @ Low Key Arts w/ Downtown Boys, Joan of Arc
03/21 Memphis, TN @ Hi-Tone Cafe w/ NE-HI
03/22 Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn
03/24 Durham, NC @ Duke Coffeehouse w/ NE-HI
04/14 Cincinnati, OH @ MOTR Pub w/ Leggy
04/15 Bloomington, IN @ Dunn Meadow (Culture Shock Festival)
04/16 Chicago, IL @ Township
04/17 Detroit, MI @ UFO Factory
04/19 Toronto, ON @ The Baby G (Canadian Music Week)
04/20 Montreal, QC @ Matahari Art Loft
04/21 Winooski, VT @ The Monkey House
04/28 Washington, DC @ Comet Ping Pong w/ Split Single, R. Ring
06/22 Washington, DC @ Luce Foundation Center (“Luce Unplugged” Series)

“Winnie” b/w “Burn Blue” is out 5/5 via Sister Polygon.

Tags: Flasher