“Horseshoe Crab” by Slothrust

Slothrust recently shared their live video for “Horseshoe Crab”. The band’s latest album Everyone Else is out now on Dangerbird Records. Slothrust provided three singles from Everyone Else, “Rotten Pumpkin”, “Like A Child…”, and “Horseshoe Crab”. The band also covered the Louie Armstrong classic “What A Wonderful World” for the holiday season. On the road the band will be supported by, IAN SWEET, And The Kids, and Sons Of An Illustrious Father. Check out all tour dates below.

Slothrust is Leah Wellbaum (guitar/vocals), Kyle Bann (bass), and Will Gorin (drums). The trio first began their jazz/blues rock group as students at Sarah Lawrence College. The band’s 2012 debut album Feels Your Pain, was followed by 2014’s Of Course You Do. “People have always had trouble comparing us to other bands, but someone recently described us as Nirvana meets Wynton Marsalis, and I loved that,” says Wellbaum.

“We all studied jazz and blues, so I often use chords and voicings that aren’t quite as conventional for contemporary rock,” she continues. “Certain harmonic movement can get stale, so I try to incorporate colorful notes to give it more depth. The improvisational spirit of blues music is also something we try to always keep with us, even in more composed playing. I am drawn to musicians a bit further outside of the rock tradition, such as John Fahey, Elizabeth Cotten, D’Angelo, and Portishead. Growing up I listened to a lot of R&B and classical music. And musicals.”

03/01/17 Boston @ Brighton Music Hall*
03/02/17 Albany @ The Hollow*
03/03/17 Brooklyn @ Rough Trade*
03/04/17 New York @ Mercury Lounge*
03/06/17 Philly @ Johnny Brenda’s#
03/07/17 Washington DC @ Black Cat Backstage#
03/09/17 Detroit @ Marble Bar#
03/10/17 Chicago @ Schuba’s#
03/11/17 St. Louis @ Duck Room at Blueberry Hill#
03/12/17 Kansas City @ Tank Room#
03/15/17 Denver @ Larimer Lounge%
03/17/17 Boise @ The Olympic%
03/18/17 Portland @ The High Water Mark%
03/20/17 Seattle @ The Sunset%
03/22/17 San Francisco @ Bottom Of The Hill%
03/23/17 Los Angeles @ The Echo%
3/24/17 San Diego @ The Hideout%

# w/ And The Kids
% w/ Sons Of An Illustrious Father

01. Surf Goth
02. Like A Child Hiding Behind Your Tombstone
03. Rotten Pumpkin
04. Horseshoe Crab
05. Pseudo Culture
06. The Last Time I Saw My Horse
07. Mud
08. Trial & Error
09. Sleep Eater
10. Pigpen