“How You Get Down” by The Speedbumps

The Speedbumps

Rustbelt rockers, The Speedbumps, have released the second single from their forthcoming full-length. In “How You Get Down,” dark melody and evocative lyrics are forcefully driven by intentionally hyper strings, creating a masterful layering of human emotion. Lead singer Erik Urycki tells us “I think it was Oscar Wilde who said everything in life is about sex, except for sex. Sex is about power. That’s pretty much the inspiration for this song.”

The Speedbumps’ authentically raucous energy and penetrative songwriting have earned them IMA and AMA awards, as well as performance slots alongside acclaimed acts like Andrew Bird, G. Love, OKGO and more. They’ll release new album When The Darkness Comes on July 14.

The Speedbumps have audibly evolved from folks roots, employing more riotous rock elements in the new songs than appear on 2015’s Soil to the Seed. The sound wanders purposefully through the grit of Northern Ohio neighbors The Black Keys, the thoughtfully breathy melodies of Ryan Adams and the panicked pace of Trampled By Turtles, all at once.

Tour Dates:
July 15 | Worthington, OH at Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza
July 16 | Yorkville, IL @ The Law Office
July 17 | Davenport, IA @ Raccoon Motel
July 18 | Nashville, TN at The 5 Spot
July 22 | Cleveland, OH at Beachland Ballroom
July 26 | New York, NY at Rockwood Music Hall
July 28 | North Hero, VT at Savage Garden Farm
July 29 | Southbridge, MA at Starlite
August 01 | Thomas, WV at The Purple Fiddle
August 04 | Charlotte, NC at The Evening Muse

Track List:
1. The Chosen Sons
2. How You Get Down
3. When The Darkness Comes
4. How Do We Work It Out
5. Love Is War
6. Cuyahoga
7. What Tomorrow Brings
8. You’re Gonna Need Someone
9. Someone To Believe In
10. Where The Light Lives
11. East Side Kids
12. Counting On You