As we write this, we’re now in the thick of Lollapalooza, the time of the year in which a flock of music lovers descend upon Chicago. Though they’ll be camping out all day in Grant Park (along with some of our lucky staff), soaking up sun and digging some live music, some of us are sitting guard in the office, scouring the internet for all the best new tunes. The results? A batch of 10 great songs ready to keep you company if you’re stuck inside or soundtrack your ride on the way to your big day out.
10. Slothrust – “Horseshoe Crab”
Photo by Sasha Geffen
Slothrust are prepping for their third LP, Everyone Else, which will serve as a follow-up to the their 2014 LP, Of Course You Do. The Brooklyn trio have now shared their first single off the album, “Horsehoe Crab”, a subdued track that later sprawls into a mélange of jazz strumming and Leah Wellbaum’s strained vocal ascensions. While the song begins with languid progressions, slight ricocheted percussion, and conversational narratives, it later erupts into an earnest jam as Willbaum’s random meanderings turn into a low-end growl. “I bit my tongue last night, woke up with blood on my pillow,” she sings. “I woke up thirsty. Words make less sense to me these days.” Everyone Else drops October 28th via Dangerbird –Alejandra Ramirez