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Release Date: Oct 28, 2016
Label: Dangerbird Records

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September 14, 2017

SLOTHRUST ANNOUNCE COVERS EP + SHARE "SEX AND CANDY" (MARCY PLAYGROUND) TRACK ON STEREOGUM U.K. / EU TOUR STARTS IN OCTOBER 'SHOW ME HOW YOU WANT IT TO BE' OUT 11/10 ON DANGERBIRD

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August 9, 2017

SLOTHRUST SHARE "MILKING THE SNAKE" B-SIDE ON DIY ON NORTH AMERICAN TOUR NOW + ANNOUNCE EU/U.K. DATES 'EVERYONE ELSE' OUT NOW ON DANGERBIRD RECORDS

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June 8, 2017

SLOTHRUST ANNOUNCE TOUR WITH RON GALLO & TANCRED

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June 5, 2017

SLOTHRUST SHARE "PIGPEN" VIDEO ON AUTOSTRADDLE

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BIOGRAPHY

Slothrust is Leah Wellbaum (Vocals,Guitars), 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.”

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Contact

Kip Kouri kip@tellallyourfriendspr.com
Michael Lantz michael@tellallyourfriendspr.com

Tour Dates

10/21/2017 Manchester, UK @ Academy 2
10/22/2017 Glasgow, Scotland @ Garage
10/23/2017 Leeds, UK @ Church
10/24/2017 Birmingham, UK @ O2 Institute 2
10/26/2017 London, UK @ Shepherd’s Bush Empire
10/27/2017 Brighton, UK @ Concorde 2
10/28/2017 Bristol, UK @ SWX
10/30/2017 Cologne, Germany @ Gebaude 9
10/31/2017 Paris, France @ Les Etoiles
11/01/2017 Brussels, Belgium @ VK
11/02/2017Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Melkweg
11/03/2017 Berlin, Germany @ Franz
11/04/2017 Hamburg, Germany @ Molotow