Announce new album Yard
Out September 29th on ANTI-
Watch the video for lead single ‘Slugs’
UK / EU tour in Nov + Dec
Wisconsin-bred, Chicago-based Slow Pulp announces Yard, their new album and ANTI-debut out September 29th, an extensive North American/EU/UK tour, and new single / video, ‘Slugs.’ Emily Massey (vocals/guitar), Henry Stoehr (guitar/producer), Teddy Mathews (drums), and Alex Leeds (bass) have an electric chemistry, one that allows them to nimbly reach new sonic heights across Yard. Building upon the sticky hooks and dreamy rock seen in their earlier music, Yard crafts together a bigger sound. Through listless guitar, weepy americana, a raw-to-the-bone piano ballad, and belt-along worthy pop-punk, they tackle themes of isolation and the process of learning to be comfortable with yourself, along with the importance of learning to trust, love, and lean on others.
The chords to Yard’s addictive new single ‘Slugs’ are from a song guitarist / producer Henry Stoehr wrote for his crush in the sixth grade, and one of the first songs he ever wrote. The Yard iteration of the song is, fittingly, also about a crush: “You’re a summer hit // I’m singing it,” Massey swoons over a warm wave of guitar fuzz and syrupy background vocals. “‘Slugs,’ put simply, is about falling in love in the summertime,” says Massey. “The song lives in that place where the newness and freshness of getting to know someone turns into a tinge of fear because you realize how much you have come to care about them. I tend to get so overtaken in feelings of uncertainty or impermanence when it comes to relationships. Probably due to having rocky foundations or complications in them in the past. But suddenly, for the first time, I found myself in something that felt safe, with healthy attachment and mutual admiration, and the inevitability of uncertainty became more easily accepted. I think it’s so sweet that the song found this full circle moment in the timelessness of different types of firsts in love.”
The accompanying ‘Slugs’ video, created by Jakob Lazvick and Rich Smith, depicts a hazy desert road-trip, a perfect visual translation of this soon-to-be song of the summer.
Slow Pulp delivers this truly dreamy creation, filled with hypnotic passages and this mesmeric melody. A world that delivers softer passages and harsh tones, united with this infectious imprint. Drawing on a variety of textures to build the expressive landscape, the lyrical placement through the addictive rhythms and consuming structure opens the composition up to ignite this melancholic connection.
Earlier this year, Slow Pulp released their fantastic single ‘Cramps,’ “which captures that feeling of having big ambitions and not quite living up to the potential” (The FADER), ahead of tour dates opening for Death Cab for Cutie and the Pixies. This Autumn, they’ll bring their incredible live show across North America, the UK and Europe. UK / EU dates can be found below and tickets are on sale now – here.
Slow Pulp UK / EU Tour Dates 2023
Wed Nov 29 – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, UK
Thu Nov 30 – Jimmy’s, Liverpool, UK
Fri Dec 01 – The Hug and Pint, Glasgow, UK
Sat Dec 02 – The Workman’s Club, Dublin, IR
Mon Dec 04 – YES (Basement), Manchester, UK
Tue Dec 05 – Strange Brew, Bristol, UK
Wed Dec 06 – MOTH Club, London, UK
Thu Dec 07 – The Green Door Store, Brighton, UK
Sat Dec 09 – Paradiso Upstairs, Amsterdam, NL
Sun Dec 10 – TRIX, Antwerp, BE
Mon Dec 11 – L’International, Paris, FR
Wed Dec 13 – Badehaus Szimpla, Berlin, DE
Thu Dec 14 – Conne Island, Leipzig, DE
Fri Dec 15 – Manufaktur, Schorndorf, DE
Sat Dec 16 – Gleis 22, Munster, DE
Slow Pulp – Yard album tracklist
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