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New Bully: Where To Start

Video: Bully -- “Where To Start”

Bully - Where To Start [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

Directed by Alan Del Rio Ortiz and Alicia Bognanno. From Sugaregg, due August 21 on Sub Pop.

Alicia Bognanno isn’t having any of your shit.

Running your face through ice cold water
Quick sugar rush, blood in the shower
I read your mind through the flash in your eyes
There’s nowhere to go, out of reasons to try

The song has an unexpected origin story.

“I was listening to ‘Tubthumping’ by Chumbawamba and picking apart the melodic structure and sort of trying to mimic that,” Alicia Bognanno told Rolling Stone. “I’m not even joking; it still makes me laugh to think about. But let’s be real, that is undeniably a solid song.”

Is it though? Really?

Bognanno says her song “addresses the frustration that comes along with love having the ability to fully control your mood and mental state for better or worse. It was therapeutic to funnel some lightheartedness into what can be an otherwise draining state of mind.”

One thing we can say for sure is that you are never gonna keep her down.

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New Bully video: Guess There

Video: Bully -- “Guess There”

Bully - Guess There [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

Directed by Aleia Murawski and Samuel Copeland. From Losing, out now on Sub Pop.

On the weekends
I’ve been taking it easy
No, I swear it’s my choice

“Guess There” is a grungy breakup song, but the video is about a happy little snail going about its business, shooting some hoops, playing with its hamster, and enjoying some videogames. That is, at least until the snail starts imagining what life would be like with a snail partner and snail baby.

Well, I guess there could be something I’m missing

And after that the snail is just sad and lonely and depressed. No happy ending for you, bubba.

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New Bully video: Running

Video: Bully -- “Running”

Bully - Running [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

From Losing, out now on Sub Pop.

Been six months that you turned thirty
Quit smokin’ and cleaned up the worry
I procrastinate, manic compulsive
Distract myself with trips to Chicago

This sounds so good. Rumbling bass line, distorted guitar riff, tough vocals. Comparisons to Juliana Hatfield and Kurt Cobain might be obvious but not they’re not unwarranted. Hey, we love the 90s too.

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New Bully video: Feel The Same

Video: Bully -- “Feel The Same”

Bully - Feel The Same [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

From Losing, out now on Sub Pop.

Remember what I was saying about Nirvana-influenced new bands that don’t suck? Well, here’s another one, also on Sub Pop.

Sittin’ in the basement
Sittin’ alone
Saw you in my sleep last night
Wish you were home

In just two minutes Bully gets their point across. No matter what they do, they feel the same.

The video was directed by Lazy Mom, who make freaky food-centric photography and animation. The album, Losing, was engineered and mixed by lead-singer Alicia Bognanno at Electrical Audio in Chicago.

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