Slothrust has shared the video for their newest single “Sleep Eater” via CLASH. The band’s most recent album Everyone Else is out now on Dangerbird Records and the band has released a wealth of visual material to accompany it. Music videos for “Horseshoe Crab”, “Rotten Pumpkin” and “Like A Child Hiding Behind Your Tombstone”, as well as live videos for “Rotten Pumpkin”, “Horseshoe Crab”, “Pigpen”, and in celebration of the just passed holiday season, the Louie Armstrong classic “What A Wonderful World”. Check out their upcoming tour dates below. While on the road the band will be supported by And The Kids, and Sons Of An Illustrious Father. They will also do a handful of shows with Highly Suspect.
4/18/17 Hunstville TX w-Highly Suspect
4/20/17 Lexington KY w-Highly Suspect
4/21/17 St. Louis MO w-Highly Suspect
4/22/17 Cumberland Caverns TN w-Highly Suspect
4/25/17 Mobile AL w-Highly Suspect
4/26/17 Destin FL w-Highly Suspect
# w/ And The Kids
% w/ Sons Of An Illustrious Father
Slothrust is Wellbaum, Kyle Bann (bass), and Will Gorin (drums). The trio first staked out their unique strain of jazz- and blues-afflicted rock as students at Sarah Lawrence College. The band’s 2012 debut Feels Your Pain, and its successor 2014’s Of Course You Do, established the band as a breed apart, serving up deceptively clever epics that veer satisfyingly between incandescent riffing and pop hooks, winsome anxiety and powerful heft.
“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. Even the band’s name inspires a beat of thoughtful consideration as the eyes take in the letters and the brain makes its snap judgement: Slo Thrust? Slot Rust? Slo Trust? Sloth-Rust.
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.”