Slothrust, Of Course You Do


Part grunge, part blues, Leah Wellbaum's Slothrust is packed tight with treasures.


Dayna Evans | February 18, 2014


After sharing the debut single from Slothrust's forthcoming LP, Of Course You Do, we had to have more. Combining Leah Wellbaum's slurring malaise with her punchy, post-grunge guitar, everything about Slothrust's sound feels both earnest and cathartic, like a heart that pumps raw after a winter run. Today we can share with you the full stream of Of Course You Do, whose bottom end is backed by layers of distortion and whose lyrics recall the casual conversataional style of Tom Waits or Fiona Apple, or even The Moldy Peaches. The best segments of the record are when Wellbaum really frees her deep vocals and breaks into punctuated melodies, showing that even the dirtiest of guitars and severest of songs can have a shine to them. The record will catch you when you dedicate yourself to listening to its lyrics, and it might have you thinking over your relationships.

Of Course You Do is out today through Ba Da Bing Records, and we'll have the full exclusive stream for you all week long. Slothrust will throw a record release show this Friday at Shea Stadium with Brooklyn friends Big Ups, Low Fat Getting High, and Boytoy. More details on that here.

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