Olive Drab, “King of Cancer”

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Whether you believe in the emo revival or not, or have some very heady thoughts on the subject matter, Olive Drab has brought one part of their sludgy grungerock to the conversation by playing with words and feelings in all those early-00s ways. On the premiere of their track “King of Cancer”, the Philadelphia four-piece uses staple emo guitar melodies mixed with Pixes-style chord-bends, making the group somewhere between The Jazz June and Sneeze. The track is decidedly morose, but doesn't leave you wanting death—only a little more of their signature dead in the present but alive in the past sound.

Olive Drab's debut cassette and LP, The Big Sleep, will release through Birdtapes on March 25. You can pick up a copy here.