Chicago based four-piece Slow Pulp have signed to ANTI- Records and are announcing the signing today with the release of ‘Cramps,’ a coolly crackling new track that sounds like it is pulling lead singer Emily Massey’s vocals through a distorted tape deck backed by the band’s well-honed blend of post-punk shoegaze. Listen to it below.
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The song came out of a jam at practice right after I had proclaimed that my period cramps were particularly bad that day,” Massey explained. “It is about searching for things you wish you had in other people and creating this character in your head that has all the physical and emotional attributes you feel that you are lacking.”
Slow Pulp released their debut album ‘Moveys’ in late 2020, “a record that is packed with a thousand deft little flourishes of texture which together add up to a deeply entrancing whole,” said NME. It was not crafted quickly; Massey moved home to Wisconsin during the album’s writing process after a trifecta of issues arose: the COVID pandemic, a Lyme disease diagnosis and a car accident her parents were in that required her help in getting them back on their feet. Slowly but surely her health improved, and the band was able to collaborate in a new way and click into place.
“Slow Pulp have taken their adversities and turned them into something productive,” said The Line of Best Fit. “Through ripping up old ideas, processing their challenges and starting again, the band have been able to develop into a better band and even strengthen their lifelong friendship in the process.”
Next week Slow Pulp will embark on a month-long EU & UK tour with Death Cab for Cutie. All upcoming dates are listed below.
EU / UK tour dates with Death Cab For Cutie
March 5 – Den Gra Hal, Copenhagen, Denmark
March 6 – Filadelfia, Stockholm, Sweden
March 7 – Sentrum Scene, Oslo, Norway
March 9 – Columbiahalle, Berlin, Germany
March 10 – 013 Poppodium, Tilberg, Netherlands
March 11 – Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands
March 12 – E-Werk, Cologne, Germany
March 14 – De Roma, Antwerp, Belgium
March 15 – Atelier, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
March 16 – Salle Pleyel, Paris, France
March 18 – Rock City, Nottingham, England
March 19 – Bord Gais Theatre, Dublin, Ireland
March 21 – O2 Institute, Birmingham, England
March 22 – Usher Hall, Edinburgh, Scotland
March 23 – Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow, Scotland
March 25 – Apollo, Manchester, England
March 27 – Dome, Brighton, England
March 28 – Roundhouse, London, England
March 29 – Royal Albert Hall, London