NC punks Totally Slow releasing new LP ‘Casual Drag’ (watch the “Found Factions” video)Andrew SacherPublished: April 20, 2021
North Carolina punks Totally Slow are releasing their third album, Casual Drag, on June 4 via Refresh Records (pre-order). We're premiering the rippin' new song "Found Factions," and here's what vocalist/guitarist Scott Hicks says about it:
"Found Factions" happened in a creative burst I had between making new inspiring connections with very talented friends and making some tough existential decisions about how we wanted to move forward with this band. We work a lot with open D-string riffs and an octave chorded two-guitar attack that bands like Adolescents and Fugazi championed when I was a kid. Lyrics about self-inflicted isolation and happily shrinking your social circle as time goes on – didn't need a pandemic to get down with that.
That should give you a pretty great idea of what to expect; the song pretty much finds the middle ground between Adolescents' snotty SoCal punk and the harder sounds of DC post-hardcore, and it manages to induce nostalgia and feel fresh and urgent all at once. Watch the video (directed by Reid Haithcock) below.
Call the Pigs
I Yield My Time, Fuck You