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SLOTHRUST Carve Up a "Rotten Pumpkin" in New Live Music Video

- Feb 19, 2017 at 10:57PM
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Slothrust has shared their live video for "Rotten Pumpkin." The band's most recent album Everyone Else is out now on Dangerbird Records. With their long-awaited third album, Slothrust have delivered ten riveting anthems that grab the ear and pierce the psyche with complex arrangements and lyrical depth intensified by guitarist/vocalist Leah Wellbaum’s penetrating vocal delivery. The trio plays a unique mixture of jazz and blues influenced rock.

"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. "We all studied jazz and blues, so I often use chords and voicings that aren’t quite as conventional for contemporary rock. 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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