Potty Mouth repeatedly snarl about “fresh” and “cool” in “Cherry Picking”, the first track the now-three-piece group has released this year. They might not be referring to their own music, but they may as well be: The Massachusetts-based band and their growlingly indifferent rock ’n roll are definitely cool and their new, streamlined single is a departure from the band’s unabashedly lo-fi 2013 release, Hell Bent. The cleanliness comes at the hand of Bikini Kill and Sleater-Kinney producer John Goodmanson, whose work will be behind Potty Mouth’s entire upcoming eponymous EP. The new record might signal a slight sonic shift for the group, but “Cherry Picking” tells us that their hard-driving catchiness certainly hasn’t left.
Potty Mouth is out August 21 on Planet Whatever, the band’s own label.
Potty Mouth tour dates:
21 Allston, MA at Great Scott
22 Philadelphia, PA at Boot & Saddle
23 New Haven, CT at BAR
24 Brooklyn, NY at Shea Stadium