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Video Feature - "Glorious" by Slow Draw

Video Feature - "Glorious" by Slow Draw

Following up their work on a four-way split from this past year, San Diego group Slow Draw earlier this week dropped a two-song single, Pessimist, released as a collaboration between Paper Street Cuts, GTG Records, and Rizkan Records, that serves as their first release written and recorded as a full four-piece band.

Singer/guitarist Todd Allen had this to say about the formation of the group and this single release:
"The idea of Slow Draw formed over the last couple of years with songs that didn’t seem to fit what Squarecrow (Todd’s other musical endeavor) was or is. The songs felt like they pulled even more from my random influences of New Wave, Neo-Rockabilly, Americana, and Alt-Country. The Punk element still felt present, but it sat firmly alongside the other influences rather than at the forefront.
The songwriting mirrored my previous musical solo effort, but rather than go at it alone, I pulled Dan in to help tidy up some songs, run through and work out all the knots. Re-recording a few old solo songs, we jumped on a split with Sad Girls Club, Lightweight, and Allweather. I think Slow Draw actually became a band once Manny and Dylan became involved. 'Pessimist' and 'Glorious' are the first songs to be released with the full lineup involved during the writing and recording process. I consider these songs to be the actual formal introduction of Slow Draw to the world. They represent what the vision of the band is and what is to come."
Honestly, I think the combination of influences Todd describes is what makes this pair of tracks so interesting, with the moody “Glorious” nicely contrasting the more energetic title track. The Pessimist release can be ordered on animated flexi disc here and the band can be located on Bandcamp here. Meanwhile, check out the premiere of the trippy animated teaser video for "Glorious" below.

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Bleach Everything: Bound flexi news

Posted Jan. 16, 2021, 6:48 p.m.
Bleach Everything: Bound flexi news

Bound/Cured, a new x-ray flexi from Bleach Everything, comes out Jan. 29 through Dark Operative.

"Bound" is streaming online now, the first half of the new release. Brent Eyestone speaks to the band's approach on the new material:

When we made the RFTCC (Rocket from the Crypt Covers) recording last year, it unintentionally helped crack the code of how to blend melodic singing with harsher vocal elements. It always feels jilted and outright comical on my ears whenever Warped Tour-type bands attempt to blend guttural death metal vocals with pop punk choruses. I've always loved the concept of raging verses and anthemic choruses, but there's a very specific, kill-the-Death-Star-type precision involved with striking the right balance between those elements. Killing Joke are masters at it. Boysetsfire was one of the first bands ages ago that planted the seed that it's possible in more hardcore-oriented music. But working on RFTCC made it all finally click for our band... and we were more than happy to open up that new bag of tricks on 'Bound/Cured.' I still remember where I was and how it felt the first time I heard Graham's guitar melody on the chorus of 'Bound.' I instantly knew exactly what the song needed to be and heard the vocal parts just as immediately. It excited me far more than it terrified me, which was previously my default setting toward melodic singing in any band I've ever been in.

The band is also working on a new full-length.

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Posted Jan. 16, 2021, 1 p.m. in Records by Loren

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Post-rockers God Is An Astronaut return with a new full-length record called Ghost Takes #10, on Feb. 12 through Napalm Records. Kicking things off with ...

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AdriftBurialIn FluxSpectresFadeBarren TreesLuminous Waves
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Posted Jan. 16, 2021, 12:33 p.m. in Labels by Loren

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Posted Jan. 16, 2021, 11:07 a.m. in Records by Loren

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Posted Jan. 16, 2021, 10:27 a.m. in Records by Loren

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