SLOTHRUST SHARE “SPLISH SPLASH” AND BRING NEW LIFE TO BOBBY DARIN’S 1958 HIT
NEW EP PEACH OUT OCTOBER 25 VIA DANGERBIRD RECORDS
Slothrust share their new single — “Splish Spash” — from forthcoming EP, Peach, to be released on October 25 via Dangerbird Records. This fresh take on Bobby Darin’s 1958 hit, co-written by DJ Murray the K, is infused with the bold sense of adventure and rollicking energy that has become a hallmark of Slothrust’s albums and live shows.
For a song with quirky roots and undeniable greatness, it was no wonder Slothrust needed to give it new life. Fans who have caught a Slothrust show during their current tour with Highly Suspect will definitely recall hearing this song live. The tour will continue throughout November (dates below).
The band’s vocalist, songwriter, guitarist and bath connoisseur, Leah Wellbaum explains why the band chose to record this particular song:
“Two of my favorite things in the world are music and bath time. There are no words that can express the massive reset button that gets pressed in my mind and body when I take a good bath. When I’m in the tub, it’s a time to reconnect and enjoy my deeper self, and Bobby Darin’s version of this special, sudsy moment offers exactly that… but with a plot twist. Even though I wouldn’t necessarily be psyched for a dance party to be going on right outside of my bathroom while I’m trying to take it easy, I certainly do love singing about it on this cover.”
The Peach EP is produced by the Grammy-nominated Billy Bush (Garbage, Muse, Neon Trees, Natasha Bedingfield), and 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 the just-released, 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.
“Peach (Acoustic)” and “On My Mind (Live Version)” are new renditions of the originals that were featured on Slothrust’s recent full-length album, The Pact, and the new versions bring a fresh attitude to the tracks. “Peach (Acoustic)” takes the “crunchy, polished, [and] ridiculously hooky (Stereogum)” studio sound and seamlessly blends it with grungy acoustic guitar riffs and an old-fashioned twang.
Recently, the band performed “On My Mind” live on LA’s B-Side TV that foreshadows the EP version’s surprising, jazzy dynamic. The stripped-down acoustic recording of “On My Mind (Live Version)” highlights Wellbaum’s vocal and lyrical dexterity, pushing listeners to lean in and listen closely to uncover the subtle complexities.
Release Date: October 25, 2019
Pre-Save Peach HERE
10.15 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
10.17 – Seattle, WA – Neptune Theatre
10.19 – Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory [Spokane]
10.20 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory [Boise]
10.23 – Las Vegas, NV – Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Las Vegas
10.24 – Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
10.26 – Los Angeles, CA – The Novo DTLA
11.06 – Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theater
11.08 – Madison, WI – The Sylvee
11.09 – Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre
11.12 – Portsmouth, NH – 3S Artspace
11.13 – Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall
11.14 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
11.16 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel
11.19 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore Charlotte
11.20 – Knoxville, TN – Mill & Mine
11.21 – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
11.23 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle Atlanta
*with Highly Suspect