High Waisted, “Free Throw” + “Firebomb”

Photo Credit: Brittany Halberg

No strangers to the pages of Impose Magazine, NYC-based rockers High Waisted have made a name for themselves with their riotous live shows and infectious surf-inflected sound. That aesthetic seems to be making a shift of sorts as the band recently released two new singles, “Free Throw” and “Firebomb,” out now via the venerable Asbury Park-based label Little Dickman Records.

“Free Throw” is High Waisted’s most complete song to date rooted in a brilliant indie-pop-rock structure as Jessica Dye’s (lead vox, guitar) vocals soar and snarl over an impassioned chorus.

“I used to assume the older you get the less fearful of failure you would be, but if anything, that worry just intensifies,” Dye muses on “Free Throw.” “It’s easy to feel hopeless even though you’re working as hard as you can towards a goal and it still isn’t enough. I think everyone can relate to this dark thought.”

On the other half, “Firebomb” is a straight rock burner that evokes iconoclasts like The Runaways and never lets up.

Dye refers to it as a, “feminist rock and roll war cry. I’m not ashamed to love foolishly. I value my self worth in relationships and hope this banger encourages other women to do the same with confidence and fearlessness of rejection.”

Stream High Waisted’s “Free Throw” and “Firebomb” and be sure to catch them in a city near you detailed below.

High Waisted tour dates:

Sept. 19 — Bloomington, IN @ Blockhouse Bar
Sept. 20 — Nashville, TN @ The East Room
Sept. 21 — Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone
Sept. 22 — Fayetteville, LA @ Smoke and Barrel
Sept. 23 — Gore, OK @ Indigo Fest
Sept. 24 — Springfield, MO @ Outland Ballroom
Sept. 25 — St. Louis, MO @ Sinkhole
Sept. 26 — Kansas City, MO @ Minibar
Sept. 27 — Oklahoma City, OK @ Sunset Market
Sept. 28 — Denton, TX @ Andy’s
Sept. 29 — Dallas, TX @ Armoury D.E.
Sept. 30 — Austin, TX @ Mohawk
Oct. 1 — San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
Oct. 4 — Phoenix, AZ @ Lunchbox
Oct. 5 — San Diego, CA @ The Merrow
Oct. 6 — Costa Mesa, CA @ The Wayfarer
Oct. 7 — Los Angeles, CA @ Resident
Oct. 9 — Los Angeles, CA @ Harvard & Stone
Oct. 10 — Los Angeles, CA @ Hi-Hat
Oct. 12 — Yucca Valley, CA @ Sweet Spot
Oct. 13 — Las Vegas, NV @ Velveteen Rabbit
Oct. 14 — Salt Lake City, UT @ Diabolical Records
Oct. 16 — Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
Oct. 17 — Lawrence, KS @ Replay Lounge
Oct. 18 — Sioux Falls, SD @ Total Drag
Oct. 19 — Minneapolis, MN @ Icehouse
Oct. 20 — Duluth, MN @ Red Herring Lounge
Oct. 21 — Winona, MN @ Ed’s No Name Bar
Oct. 23 — Milwaukee, WI @ Boone and Crockett
Oct. 24 — Chicago, IL @ Shuba’s Tavern
Oct. 25 — Detroit, MI @ PJ’s Lager House
Oct. 26 — Cleveland, OH @ Happy Dog
Oct. 27 — Pittsburgh, PA @ The Bushnel
Oct. 28 — Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbary
Nov. 2 — Syracuse, NY @ Space Camp
Nov. 3 — Saratoga Springs, NY @ One Caroline
Nov. 4 — New York, NY @ Rough Trade

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