Slothrust is announcing their latest EP, Peach, to be released on October 25 on Dangerbird Records. Produced by the Grammy-nominated Billy Bush (Garbage, Muse, Neon Trees, Natasha Bedingfield), the EP highlights Slothrust’s versatile and ever-evolving body of work. Billboard says, "You’re never going to fully figure out Slothrust, but rest assured, it’s well worth the effort.” That sentiment rings true on Peach.
Over the course of three tracks, Slothrust ranges from garage-folk on “Peach (Acoustic)” and moves into the unexpected, slow and jazzy ballad “On My Mind,” only to dive into a spunky cover of Bobby Darin’s classic “Splish Splash.” On Peach, Slothrust continues to explore and experiment with effortless poise, and Ones to Watch agrees saying, "Their versatility gives them an edge – they could be punk, they could be indie, they’ve even gotten away with covering Britney Spears."
On “Splish Splash,” Slothrust turns the '50s pop novelty hit into a punk rock anthem. Fans should prepare for twists and turns with every smash of the cymbal.
This reminds me of the Original Harmony Ridge Creekdippers, which is where I hope it might lead some yet to experience the free-spirited authenticity of those refugees from the big smoke.
Big Thief sound more contemporary than the loose country-folk of the Creekdippers, but IMO it's Big Thief's countrified tunes that give this album it's cohesion. I hope they do travel further along this road and record America's next great album. They have the talent. tideracer