*The Following Press Release Was Issued By Earshot Media*
|NC’s Totally Slow Release New Single “The Lost Art Of Shutting Up”|
For Fans Of: Unwound, Drive Like Jehu, Jawbox, Hot Snakes, Jawbreaker, Adolescents, Gray Matter, Good Riddance
|“Is it a beast of an album? A complete rager? The answer to all of those questions is yes.”- Punk Rock Theory|
“Formed in 2013, the quartet’s melodic and fast-tempoed jams bring to mind classic material from the likes of Agent Orange, Pennywise and Adolescents, albeit with a dash of Drive Like Jehu-like noise-rock sprinkled on top.”- No Echo
“…melds the precision of D.C. post-punk, the muscular riffs of Chicago bands like Naked Raygun and the Effigies and metal-tinged hardcore. If I were still young enough to mix it up in a mosh pit without breaking a hip, this is the band I’d want on stage – fast, angry, powerful, forceful, and inspiring.- Off Shelf
“Taking the volume and melody from Dinosaur Jr. and adding the fractured chaos of Sonic Youth, the band waivers on that blade between punk and alt-rock” – Punk News
“….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.”- Brooklynvegan
“Wild, Raucous and Unabashedly Punk…a truly rambunctious ride.”- Play Too Much
|Greensboro, NC’s Totally Slow have released a new single “The Lost Art Of Shutting Up,” the follow up to their 2021’s LP ‘Casual Drag’ which garnered praise from outlets such as Brooklynvegan, New Noise, No Echo and a stamp of approval (via Tweet) from none other than Laura Jane Grace.|
Watch “The Lost Art of Shutting Up” lyric video here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7w3mXucaWo
Stream the track on DSPs: https://lnk.to/GM1jf3Nb.
|After a series of livewire basement shows and sweaty van tours in several bands over the years, Scott Hicks and Andy Foster formed Totally Slow in 2013, releasing a self-titled LP of driving, catchy punk shortly after. Razorcake Magazine called the ten-song debut “well planned and masterful,” saying that the debut “…goes off without a hitch. It’s perfect.”|
After 2016 LP Bleed Out’s “powerful, pedal-to-the-metal pop” (the kind folks at Razorcake again), Totally Slow went into flux, speeding up their songs for the Imperium EP and introducing guitarist Chuck Johnson (Torchrunner, Gut Feeling), then recalibrating their lineup. Now on Refresh Records, their third LP Casual Drag featured a more collaborative approach to songwriting.
Totally Slow offers up razor sharp, no-frills melodic hardcore, with angry lyrics that show how the personal is inseparable from the political when the country is on the brink of chaos. The band has combined the melodic anthems of 1980s SoCal bands like The Adolescents, Agent Orange and The Faction, with the skewed rawk of ‘90s San Diego bands Drive Like Jehu and Truman’s Water and the righteous conviction of classic DC hardcore like Dag Nasty, Gray Matter and Fugazi.
After a recent show with Man or Astro-man?, the band opened for legends Agent Orange in Durham, NC.
|What others have written about Totally Slow:|
“These ten songs are so well planned and masterful that you might miss their genius. This debut goes off without a hitch. It’s perfect. “- Razorcake
“The spectrums and voids may be too much for some folks. It takes a hell of an artist to get better as they burn, but Totally Slow show us it happens.”- Post Trash
“Totally Slow revel in a messy, over blown dynamic. Taking the volume and melody from Dinosaur Jr. and adding the fractured chaos of Sonic Youth, the band waivers on that blade between punk and alt-rock. If the later day SST stuff was actually good, it would probably sound like this.”- Punk News
“Ever wake up in the morning, check the news, then flip over and scream into your pillow? What if you screamed into a microphone instead? Try it and you might get Totally Slow’s new EP. “- Razorcake