Flasher Shares New Single ‘Winnie’

Flasher Releases New Single 'Winnie'

Today, DC’s Flasher shares their new single, “Winnie,” side A to an upcoming 7″ that will be released May 5th via Sister Polygon. The flipside will feature the song “Burn Blue.” They’re also sharing a slew of SXSW dates (with more to be announced soon). As far as the song is concerned, here’s the story behind its origin, as told by the band.

“Winnie is a dispatch from a motel breakfast room in Winnie, TX on May 19th, 2016, hours after egypt air flight 804 crashed into the Mediterranean Sea. The lyrics were written as an exercise in assemblage/automatic writing told through two televised perspectives that converge in psychosexual reverie. almost every word was taken from the pontificating pundits on CNN or the ecstatic sales pitches of pharmaceutical advertisements. For example, the refrain ‘these feet want to keep the beat moving’ was plucked from a diabetes medication commercial. ‘Winnie’ is a bricolage tribute to the paranoia-fueled autoerotic American psyche. “The song was recorded and produced in January 2017 by Owen Wuerker (Big Hush) and Daniel Saperstein at Lurch in Washington, D.C.”

FLASHER TOUR DATES (SXSW in bold)

Sun. Mar. 12 – Asheville, NC @ The Mothlight w/ Priests
Mon. Mar. 13 – Nashville, TN @ The East Room w/ Priests
Wed. Mar. 15 – Austin, TX @ The Mohawk (SXSW – House of Vans – 8:30pm)
Wed. Mar. 15 – Austin, TX @ Cheer Up Charlie’s (SXSW – AdHoc Day Party – 1pm)
Thu. Mar. 16 – Austin, TX @ Beerland (SXSW – Third Man Records Party – 10:15pm)
Fri. Mar. 17 – Austin, TX @ Hole In The Wall (SXSW – Austin Oasis 2017 Party – 2:15pm)
Fri. Mar. 17 – Austin, TX @ East Austin Hostel (SXSW – Sister Polygon/Dull Tools Party – 6:50pm)

Sat. Mar. 18 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada w/ Priests, Weaves, Chastity Belt
Sun. Mar. 19 – Hot Springs, AR @ Low Key Arts w/ Downtown Boys, Joan of Arc
Tue. Mar. 21 – Memphis, TN @ Hi-Tone Cafe w/ NE-HI
Wed. Mar. 22 – Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn
Fri. Mar. 24 – Durham, NC @ Duke Coffeehouse w/ NE-HI
Fri. Apr. 14 – Cincinnati, OH @ MOTR Pub w/ Leggy
Sat. Apr. 15 – Bloomington, IN @ Dunn Meadow (Culture Shock Festival)
Sun. Apr. 16 – Chicago, IL @ Township
Mon. Apr. 17 – Detroit, MI @ UFO Factory
Wed. Apr. 19 – Toronto, ON @ The Baby G (Canadian Music Week)
Thu. Apr. 20 – Montreal, QC @ Matahari Art Loft
Fri. Apr. 21 – Winooski, VT @ The Monkey House
Fri. Apr. 28 – Washington, DC @ Comet Ping Pong w/ Split Single, R. Ring
Thu. June 22 – Washington, DC @ Luce Foundation Center (“Luce Unplugged” Series)