Slothrust Announces Fall Tour

Slothrust Announces Fall Tour, Dates With Cymbals Eat Guitars & The Kills,

Formed amidst the ashes of Leah Wellbaum’s solo project, entitled Slothbox, Slothrust was forged with drummer Will Gorin and bassist Kyle Bann. Thanks to their adept jazz & blues backbone, Slothrust plays deceivingly clever rock a punk aesthetic. Though commonly compared to Sonic Youth and Nirvana, Slothrust plays a trickier game than its grunge-revivalist peers. The band’s second full-length release, Of Course You Do, was released in February 2014 on Ba Da Bing as a follow-up to their 2012 self-released album, Feels Your Pain.

With her deep, vocals, most reminiscent of Nico with the edge of Isaac Brock circa ‘97, Wellbaum sings about alienation, awkwardness and absurdity, and damn if she doesn’t make it all sound kind of fun. “Crockpot” is a dark, yet funny and irreverent take on the struggle for human connection in a society built to make us feel isolated: “Some men purchase real dolls / to fill the void / But she don’t finish dinner and her expression never changes / Don’t shake hands with the lonely kids ’cause I hear that shit’s contagious”. “Juice” is a paean to realizing the limits of self-improvement: “My name is Leah and I drink juice every morning when I wake up but it’s no use, I’m unwell”.



Tracklist

01. Cubicle
02. Juice
03. Crockpot
04. 7:30 AM
05. Homewreck Wifey
06. Magnets Pt. 1
07. Magnets Pt. 2
08. No Eye Candy
09. The Couch Incident
10. Beowulf

Tour

09.05 – Middletown, CT – Wesleyan University (Eclectic House)
09.06 – Brooklyn, NY – Death By Audio #
09.20 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Tavern
09.21 – Chicago, IL – Township
09.23 – Kansas City, MO – The Record Bar %
09.24 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre
09.27 – Bellingham, WA – The Shakedown
09.28 – Portland, OR – Bossanova Ballroom
09.30 – San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill
10.01 – Los Angeles, CA – The Satellite
10.02 – Visalia, CA – Cellar Door ^
10.03 – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar ^
10.04 – Phoenix, AZ – Last Exit ^
10.05 – Tucson, AZ – The Flycatcher ^
10.07 – Denton, TX – Dan’s Silverleaf ^
10.08 – Austin, TX – Red 7 ^
10.09 – New Orleans, LA – Gasa Gasa
10.10 – Tallahassee, FL – Club Downunder ^
10.11 – Orlando, FL – Will’s Pub
10.12 – Atlanta, GA – The Earl
10.13 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle (Backroom)
10.14 – Baltimore, MD – Metro Gallery
10.15 – Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie (Upstairs)
10.23 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom *

# with California X
% with The Menzingers
^ with Cymbals Eat Guitars
* with The Kills

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