SLOW PULP – ” Cramps “

Posted: March 9, 2023 in MUSIC

Chicago’s Slow Pulp recently signed to ANTI- Records and have shared a new single, ‘Cramps‘, Big-hearted scuffed up noise pop, that’s dynamics hints at bands from the ’90s like Celebrity Skin era Hole but keeps its eyes firmly fixed on the horizon. Fuzzy riff trailed, barrelling percussion and fists aloft chorus lines, it’s both exultant yet also about searching for more in your partner, the anthemic squall of singer Emily Massey’s “I want everything” scream, is kickass; I love this!

“The song came out of a jam at practice right after I had proclaimed that my period cramps were particularly bad that day,” the group’s Emily Massey said in a statement. “It is about searching for things you wish you had in other people and creating this character in your head that has all the physical and emotional attributes you feel that you are lacking.”

Slow Pulp are about to head out on a European tour with Death Cab For Cutie, and then they’ll be opening for the Pixies stateside in May.  

Life’s full of complicated decisions, supporting Slow Pulp isn’t one of them. A great track that straddles the line between making you want to bust out on the one hand, but also contemplate where you’re at and where you’re going on the other.

Slow Pulp released their debut album ‘Moveys’ in late 2020, “a record that is packed with a thousand deft little flourishes of texture which together add up to a deeply entrancing whole,” said NME. It was not crafted quickly; Massey moved home to Wisconsin during the album’s writing process after a trifecta of issues arose: the COVID pandemic, a Lyme disease diagnosis and a car accident her parents were in that required her help in getting them back on their feet. Slowly but surely her health improved, and the band was able to collaborate in a new way and click into place.  

released February 27th, 2023

Written by Slow Pulp

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