“Plus One” By Speedy Ortiz

Speedy Ortiz have shared “Plus One,” the track is accompanied by a video directed by Dylan Mars Greenberg. But while the video is lighthearted, the song finds Dupuis exploring a traumatic childhood experience in her songwriting for the first time.

Sadie Dupuis on “Plus One”

I love touring, but the workaholism it encourages has been a convenient way to repress my feelings. In the pandemic, I found myself ruminating on my estrangement from an abusive family member. I’ve used my songwriting to process other experiences of violence, but had not broached these memories until Rabbit Rabbit. Being able to work on old trauma in therapy and in my writing has helped my boundaries elsewhere, and taught me to move on from exploitative relationships.

That’s what “Plus One” is about, and it came out pretty quickly as a sad acoustic waltz. I was sitting on the floor of an empty living room, mid-move, and the bare surroundings added a liminal starkness, though some of the imagery is inspired by scenes from West Philly that summer. When I went back to do pre-production, Texan post-hardcore was in my head, so I tried to channel At the Drive-In and Trail of Dead, bands that inspired me as a teen.

We made the video with director Dylan Mars Greenberg, whose campiness and B-movie expertise was a perfect fit for the band’s also very campy videography. We’ve done a ton of horror homages but had never paid tribute to an old school monster movie. Dylan’s pet bunny Voodoo was a perfect Godzilla-sized star—a cuddly rabbit who’s mad as hell and not going to take it anymore.

Rabbit Rabbit was co-produced by the band with Illuminati Hotties’ Sarah Tudzin (who also mixed the record), mastered by Emily Lazar & Chris Allgood at The Lodge (New York, NY), and was recorded between Rancho de la Luna (Joshua Tree, CA) & Sonic Ranch (Tornillo, TX). Rabbit Rabbit is also the first to feature longtime touring members Audrey Zee Whitesides (bass) and Joey Doubek (drums), who are now full time contributors alongside Sadie Dupuis (songwriter, vox, guitar) and Andy Molholt (guitar). The album will drop on September 1st via Dupuis’ own label, Wax Nine.

Speedy Ortiz
Rabbit Rabbit
Track list
Wax Nine Records

1.Kim Cattrall
2.You S02
3. Scabs
4.Plus One
5.Cry Cry Cry
6.Ballad of Y&S
8.Who’s Afraid of the Bath
9.Ranch vs. Ranch
10.Emergency & Me
11.The Sunday
12.Brace Thee

Speedy Ortiz 2023 Tour Dates

July 28 – Chicago, IL @ Wicker Park Fest

July 29 – Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen (w/ The Good Life)

Sep 5 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s

Sep 6 – Kingston, NY @ Tubby’s

Sep 7 – Hamden, CT @ Space Ballroom

Sep 8 – Somerville, MA @ ONCE at the Center For Arts at The Armory

Sep 10 – Troy, NY @ No Fun

Sep 11 – Winooski, VT @ The Monkey House

Sep 13 – Montréal, QC @ Casa Del Popolo

Sep 14 – Toronto, ON @ Rivoli

Sep 15 – Lakewood, OH @ Mahall’s

Sep 16 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Roboto Project

Sep 18 – Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups

Sep 19 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Pyramid Scheme

Sep 21 – Cudahy, WI @ X-Ray Arcade

Sep 22 – Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop

Sep 23 – Louisville, KY @ The Whirling Tiger

Sep 25 – Nashville, TN @ DRKMTTR

Sep 26 – Charlotte, NC @ Snug Harbor

Sep 27 – Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern

Sep 29 – Savannah, GA @ Lodge of Sorrows

Sep 30 – Birmingham, AL @ TrimTab Brewing Company

Oct 1 – Memphis, TN @ Growlers

Oct 3 – St. Louis, MO @ The Sinkhole

Oct 4 – Cincinnati, OH @ MOTR Pub

Oct 6 – Morgantown, WV @ 123 Pleasant Street

Oct 18 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat

Oct 19 – Richmond, VA @ The Camel

Oct 20 – Durham, NC @ The Pinhook

Oct 21 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade – Purgatory

Oct 23 – Miami, FL @ Gramps

Oct 24 – Winter Park, FL @ Conduit

Oct 25 – New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa

Oct 27 – Houston, TX @ Black Magic Social Club

Oct 28 – Austin, TX @ The Parish

Oct 29 – Denton, TX @ Andy’s Bar

Oct 30 – San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger

Nov 1 – Phoenix, AZ @ Last Exit

Nov 2 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo

Nov 6 – San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop

Nov 8 – Portland, OR @ Polaris Hall

Nov 9 – Seattle, WA @ Barboza

Nov 10 – Bellingham, WA @ The Shakedown

Nov 11 – Vancouver, BC @ The Cobalt

Nov 13 – Boise, ID @ Neurolux

Nov 14 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge

Nov 16 – Denver, CO @ Globe Hall

Nov 17 – Omaha, NE @ Slowdown

Nov 18 – Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck

Nov 19 – Des Moines, IA @ xBk

Nov 22 – Detroit, MI @ Lager House

Dec 16 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom

Pre-order Rabbit Rabbit by Speedy Ortiz HERE


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